Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The World is Yours: Turning Passion into a Career

Once a year, we host a campus-wide event to inspire Clarkies to make their own footprint and invoke change. We've hosted world-class social entrepreneurs, emerging business leaders and artists who blaze their own trails. Each shares his or her story with Clark students and faculty.

The World is Yours 2012-2013: Failure & Resiliency

Keynote speaker: Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO of Dean's Beans.

The World is Yours 2010-2011: The Food and Drink Industry

Keynote speaker: Clark alum Luke Livingston, founder of Baxter Brewing Co.

Other guests:

Alex Bethel, Runa Amazon Guayusa
Paul Booras, Flats Organic Pizzeria
Takisha Miller, Cake Seduction
Frank Phelan, Living Earth
Christine Reed, Shayna B's and the Pickle

We also raffled off our Jumpstart Bundle; a collection of business and management software, Weebly website hosting, and other valuable resources. The winners of the raffle were William Adams '11, Amanda Vincent '11, and Sang Ah Kim '11, three students who were starting an alcohol-infused frozen yogurt company called Soul Yogo. Watch our interview with them.

The World is Yours 2008-2009: Social Entrepreneurship

Keynote speaker: Michael Brown, Co-founder of City Year

Other guests:

Sharon Beckwith, Daisy’s Children
Rob Brown, Opportunity Maine
Nina Dudnik, Seeding Labs
Miya Hagberg, Concepts4Charity Inc
Scott McCue, Boston Preparatory Charter School
Cassie Scarano, Commongood Careers
Deron Triff, Changents

The World is Yours 2006-2007: Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Keynote speaker: Matt Goldman '83, Co-founder of the Blue Man Group

Other guests:

Andrea Ajemian, A.A. Films
Jennifer Agbay, Ballet Arts Worcester
Young Azzie, musician
James "Etcetera" Carter, Triple F Unlimited
Matt Doughty, Onell Design
Kurt Cole Eidsvig, poet and artist Jenifer Hoffman, Emotional Armor Guy Mendilow, Guy Mendilow Band
David C. Yoselevsky, Blank Wall Solutions
Mark VanDerzee, Company One Theatre
Mike Friedman, Skope Magazine