About FES
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Launched in 2006, The Famous Entrepreneurs Series (FES) creates a forum for interaction between businesses and academia, teaches practical knowledge and ultimately generates economic growth. Whether your goal is to grow your existing company from "good to great," start a new business, or invest in employees that flourish as leaders and strategically creative thinkers, FES offers exclusive access to some of the world’s most admired CEOs and management thought-leaders.

Past speakers have included world famous founders and CEOs (such as Chris Hughes of Facebook, Carly Fiorina of Hewlett-Packard, Larry Kramer of Marketwatch.com, Richard Teerlink of Harley-Davidson, Jon Luther of Dunkin Brands, Anne Mulcahy of Xerox and David Barger of Jet Blue) and innovative entrepreneurs and authors (such as Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and more than a dozen books, C.K. Prahalad, author of "Competing for the Future," Michael Treacy, author of "The Discipline of Market Leaders," Rod Beckstrom, author of "The Starfish and the Spider," and Vijay Govindarajan, author of "Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators.").

The goal of FES is to provide attendees with the opportunity to build relationships – creating a community of collaboration – to enhance the Central New York business environment with economic vibrancy and innovation.  Through the exclusive lectures, you will learn the strategies to create business growth.  Through the networking receptions with the speaker, you will meet the people who can help make it happen. You can’t afford to miss this.


Become an FES Sponsor Today!

The Famous Entrepreneurs Series, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. For information on sponsorship opportunities contact us.  

Click here to view sponsonship opportunities.

Starting this season, FES is offering small business sponsorships and student scholarships. A company with fewer than 50 employees can now utilize the educational and networking aspects of FES to further company – and employee – growth. Additionally, by becoming a sponsor of FES, you can directly empower our community's students – our next generation of leaders. Student scholarships are included in most membership levels or can be purchased individually.

Students! Register to receive a scholarship to the Spring 2011 FES season here.


Event Logistics

All programs are held at Storer Auditorium in Ferrante Hall at Onondaga Community College. FES is proud to continue this strategic partnership to unite education and business, reaching new audiences with the FES message.  All lectures begin at 5pm; doors open 30 minutes prior to each program. Parking is available at Onondaga Community College in lots 4 or 13. [map].

A reception and interactive dialogue with the speaker will take place following each lecture. All attendees are welcome.