• California Dreamin' Business Plan Competition at Chapman University
  • Entrepreneur Of The Year Jeff Kearl
  • Leatherby Center eVillage
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Jeff Kearl
  • Leatherby Center eNetwork Site Visits

Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship

»Launch Here. Launch Now.


The Leatherby Center is accelerating entrepreneurial success through research, education, and collaboration. Students, alumni, entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors connect and collaborate through innovative programs and events by the Leatherby Center.

  • California Dreamin' Competition
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • About Us
  • The California Dreamin’ Investor & Fast Pitch Competitions bring together students from top entrepreneur programs to prove that they have the best business plan.  This event is by invitation only. Schools selected to participate will determine team to compete from their school.  Learn More >>

  • FEBRUARY 27, 2014

    Chapman University’s Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship hosted its fourth annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award Dinner honoring serial entrepreneur, Angel investor, and venture capitalist Jeff Kearl.  For more info about Jeff Kearl, as well as prior year's honorees and events, please visit the event homepage.

    Past recipients include Kay Napier, CEO of Arbonne International; William Wang, founder and CEO of Vizio; and Richard Woolcott, chairman and CEO of Volcom.

    Proceeds from this event support student entrepreneurship at Chapman.

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Leatherby Calendar

4/25 - 26
California Dreamin' B-plan Competition
Various Locations
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9/26 - 27
Food Science Entrepreneur Workshop
Chapman University
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