Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship


Sebo Series in Review


Keynote Speaker: 

Daymond John, an investor on the hit television show "Shark Tank," a  branding expert, and founder of FUBU, a clothing line that has changed the fashion world.

In addition to the keynote, the following highly successful entrepreneurs and BGSU alumni will also be part of the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship:


Tom Embrescia '68, Chairman of Second Generation Ltd. and Dallas-Hamilton Hall of Fame inductee. Tom spent most of his 40-year broadcasting career owning and managing over 50 radio and television properties around the country.  Read more...


Paul Hooker '75 – Owner and former CEO of Sferra Fine Linens and Dallas-Hamilton Hall of Fame inductee. In 1977, Paul purchased the company from the Sferra family and has grown the luxury linen company into a global leader. Today SFERRA presents the most comprehensive range of luxury home textiles for the bed, bath, and table worldwide.  Read more...


Lori Steele '86 is the world's top expert in election modernization, pioneering the adoption of software as a service to make elections more accessible, affordable, secure and transparent.  Her visionary leadership in business, innovation and elections led to Ms. Steele being named in 2013 to Fortune’s “10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” list, and winner of San Diego Business Journal's “Women Who Mean Business Award.” Since founding Everyone Counts, she has led innovative election administration and voting implementations involving voters in over 165 countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Australia.  Read more...

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The Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship has attracted world-class entrepreneurs from across the country to share their innovative expertise with thousands of attendees over the past decade. This event has become the premier entrepreneurial event in the Great Lakes Region and has been generously sponsored since its inception by BGSU alumnus J. Robert Sebo ‘58, '13 (Hon.) who is also the Entrepreneur in Residence.

Sebo Lecture Series 2014 Highlights