The Panther: Students getting down to business
October 2, 2016
"Ryan's drive to not just reinvent, but invent, is exactly the indicator of an entrepreneur, said Shain Steinmar, director of Chapman's Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business
Chapman Blog: Chapman Entrepreneurs are VYRL!
August 11, 2016
"Through Launch Labs, VYRL also has access to mentors who help with these start-up fundamentals."
"Chapman's annual California Dreamin' Business Plan Competition is all about making dreams come true, but there's no fairy dust or magic to be found - only a swath of some of the hardest-working students you'll ever meet vying for the top."
The Panther: Chapman entrepreneurs are going Vyrl
February 27, 2016
"Shan Steinmark, director of the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, said Vyrl is among the most advanced startups in the program."
"Chapman University has tapped an angel investor to head and revamp its entrepreneurship center, the university said last week"
Orange County Business Journal: Angel Investor to Chapman Center
January 28, 2015
"Chapman University in Orange named angel investor and entrepreneur Dr. Shan Steinmark the new director of its Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics."
"Chapman University in Orange, CA, is hosting Startup Weekend Orange County for budding entrepreneurs November 22 through 23, 2013. This is the fifth Startup Weekend Orange County hosted by Chapman with the three-day event selling out each time."
"The Chapman University student team won 6th place and $1,000 this past weekend at the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures (
OC Register: Spark of Innovation: Richard Sudek
August 7, 2012
"As director, it is my responsibility to help connect the entrepreneurial ecosystem through Orange County, reaching out to the entrepreneurial community to find entrepreneurs,
OC Register: Tech Dominates Chapman biz plan competition
April 18, 2012
"For Dylan Balsz and Tilden Smith, launching a successful pet business while undergrads at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., was a walk in the park … without the walk or, well, the park."
"Gee. It sure would be nice to have audio speakers that fit easily in a suitcase while traveling."
October 27, 2011
"Aspiring entrepreneurs will gather in the city of Orange for the first-ever Startup Weekend Orange County, to be held Nov. 18-20 in Beckman Hall at Chapman University."
OC Register: Can O.C. start a business in a weekend?
October 21, 2011
"Perhaps you've heard of speed dating and speed networking, events that emphasize socializing with lots of folks during an event for personal or business benefit."
Forgotten Economy: Orange County Startup Weekend Bootcamp
October 10, 2011
OC Metro: Forbes recognizes Chapman student entrepreneur
September 6, 2011
"Forbes business magazine recently recognized Tilden Smith, a Chapman University junior, as one of nine All-Star Student Entrepreneurs."
OC Register: Forbes names O.C. student 'most likely to succeed'
September 1, 2011
"Tilden Smith is on a roll. The 20-year-old Chapman University student entrepreneur has been named Most Likely to Succeed by business publication Forbes.com."
"It takes guts to launch a product at a Las Vegas trade show at any age. Tilden Smith did it at 19."
"William Wang, CEO of Irvine television maker Vizio, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Ethics at Chapman University."
June 1, 2011
"He's a successful entrepreneur. He's an angel investor in young high-growth companies and was chairman in 2010 of Orange County-based Tech Coast Angels, the nation's largest network of angel investors."