February 13, 2019
Business & Entrepreneurship Series Spring 2019
Santa Monica College Business & Entrepreneurship Series Features “Shark Tank” Entrepreneurs and Former WWE Wrestler
Spring 2019 Series Starts February 28
SANTA MONICA, CA — Santa Monica College (SMC) continues its Business & Entrepreneurship Series in spring 2019. The series features discussions with an all-female panel of "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs, a panel of Black and Latinx "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs, and a talk by SMC alum and former professional wrestler Johnny H.R. Jeter.
All events in the series are free and open to the public. Events are held on the main campus of Santa Monica College (1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica). Seating is on a first-arrival basis.
The spring 2019 Business & Entrepreneurship Series line-up is:
February 28: "Rey Ybarra: 'Shark Tank'/Female Entrepreneurs" at 11:15 a.m. in Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex. An all-female panel of “Shark Tank” entrepreneurs will take part in an informative discussion and Q&A session moderated by mediapreneur Rey Ybarra, author/producer of the multimedia book Conversations with Shark Tank Winners. Sponsored by the SMC Associates – a private organization that funds speakers and special programs on campus – and the SMC Business Department and SMC Rotaract Club, with additional support from the SMC Office of Workforce & Economic Development.
April 4: Johnny H.R. Jeter: "From Wrestler to Accountant: How SMC Changed the Life of a Former WWE Wrestler" at 11:15 a.m. in Stromberg Hall (Humanities & Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165). Johnny H.R. Jeter, a former professional wrestler and member of the WWE World Tag Team Title-winning Spirit Squad after Wrestlemania 22, will talk about his transition from the sports entertainment world to Santa Monica College for an education that led him to transfer to California State University, Northridge, and a degree in Accountancy. With help from SMC accounting professor Ming Lu, Jeter was awarded an internship at Deloitte and Touche, followed by a full-time position. Since then, he has worked on the finance and IT side of SOX Compliance and is an IT audit manager at Insight Enterprises Inc. Sponsored by the SMC Associates, the SMC Business Department, and SMC Rotaract Club, with additional support from SMC’s Adelante Program.
April 18: "Rey Ybarra: 'Shark Tank'/Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs" at 11:15 a.m. in Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex. Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who have appeared on “Shark Tank” will take part in an informative panel and Q&A session moderated by mediapreneur and author/producer Rey Ybarra. Sponsored by the SMC Associates, the SMC Business Department, and SMC Rotaract Club, with additional support from the SMC Office of Workforce & Economic Development.
For more information, please call 310-434-4100.
Santa Monica College is a California Community College accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).