ASPIRE Entrepreneurial Workshop Series
The ASPIRE Entrepreneurial Workshop Series features notable speakers who share their experiences in business. The ASPIRE Entrepreneurial Workshop Series was launched by Ambassador Edward F. Crawford while posted in Ireland as he served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland from 2019-2021. The first ASPIRE event at Kent State was held in Fall 2021.
ASPIRE Workshop Featuring Ambassador Edward F. Crawford
Kent State University
Ambassador Crawford was the featured speaker at Kent State’s first ASPIRE Entrepreneurial Workshop Series held on March 8, 2022. The program featured an interview between Ambassador Crawford and radio personality Thomas Kelly. Students, faculty, university administrators, donors and special guests were in attendance to hear Ambassador Crawford discuss his experience as an entrepreneur and the importance of being able to overcome rejection.
"Rejection is Energy" Featuring Ambassador Edward F. Crawford
Smurfit Business School, Dublin
The Ambassador gave the talk, "Rejection is Energy" at the Smurfit Business School in Dublin, Ireland in November 2019. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland from 2019-2021.