Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: 50 Years of Technology History and Why I am Still Having so Much Fun Being an Entrepreneur 

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Tuesday, 18 April, 2023 - 7:00 pm to Wednesday, 19 April, 2023 - 9:00 pm

Kent State Hotel and Conference Center
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April 18, 2023

7 P.M. | Reception to Follow | Kent State Hotel and Conference Center 



The Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series brings experienced entrepreneurs and educators to campus each semester to share professional insights and wisdom with students and community members. This endowed program is supported by Kent State Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship (ACCBE) alumnus, Michael D. Solomon. The series held its first lecture in May 2008.

The Michael D. Solomon Speaker Series is presented by the ACCBE John S. And Marlene J. Brinzo Center For Entrepreneurship.

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Michael D. Solomon began his career in Columbus, Ohio where he worked with Apple Computer to set up their original dealer network when they were a $100 million company until 1985, then moved to Seattle where he ran sales and marketing for Aldus Corp, which created Desktop Publishing, then moved to California in 1990 and worked in Silicon Valley as an executive, Venture Capitalist, entrepreneur, Board member and advisor ever since. He recently served as the Board Chairman of Within 3 Corporation, a Cleveland-based medical industry software company from 2010 to its successful take out financing with Insight Partners, a leading private equity firm in 2020. Michael is currently involved in three exciting new ventures in California and Colorado. He recently graduated from the Academy of Intuition Medicine with a Masters of Intuition Medicine Degree. Michael was a member of the Kent State Board of Trustees from 2011 to 2020, the Foundation Board from 2004 to 2011 and endowed the Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurial Speaker Series in 2002, the Jerry M. Lewis speaker series in 2022, and the Alan Canfora scholarship program in Activism in 2021. He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1974.