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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Mendocino Farms founder Ellen Chen shares her story with HW Venture

Lily Lee April 30, 2021

Mendocino Farms co-founder Ellen Chen (Joe '23) spoke to HW Venture students sharing her story of opening a restaurant and working in the food industry April 26. She discussed how to use the best ingredients...

HW Venture Head of Speaker Events Sophia Rascoff 23 and advisor Rob Levin present announcements to the event participants before the presentations of the Student Startup Roundtable began March 24.

Venture students present at Student Startup Roundtable

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff March 28, 2021

HW Venture hosted the fifth annual Student Startup Roundtable to feature alumni in business and allow students to present their startup companies to their peers March 24. The event began with announcements...

Build-a-Thon encourages student innovation

Alex Hahn March 21, 2021

The HW Venture club held their very first Build-a-Thon event March 20 in which students in groups of four cooperated to innovate an original business product. Venture and Immersion worked together to...

Administrator and alum teaches Venture members about personal and professional branding

Paul Kurgan March 17, 2021

Head of Communications and Strategic Initiatives Ari Engelberg '89 led a Venture workshop on the intricacies behind the branding of distinguished businesses and his advice in creating personal brands March...

Venture hosts female entrepreneurial panel

Annabelle Nickoll March 15, 2021

HW Venture hosted a Women in Entrepreneurship panel in honor of Women’s History Month with speakers Anna Barber and Kalika Yap on March 10 after school on Zoom. Barber is a partner at M13 Ventures, a...

Venture hosts Atom Tickets co-founder Matthew Bakal

Ava Fattahi January 19, 2021

Harvard-Westlake (HW) Venture hosted guest speaker Matthew Bakal, co-founder of Atom Tickets, for an entrepreneurship presentation explaining how he started Atom Tickets and how students can get involved...

Evan Nichole Brown 12 spoke to a student audience on Zoom about the rigors of freelance journalism.

New York Times freelance writer speaks to Venture, BLACC members

Lily Lee and Natalie Cosgrove January 13, 2021

HW Venture hosted The New York Times freelance writer Evan Nicole Brown ’12 to speak about her journalism career Jan. 13. During the presentation, Brown explained how she launched her journalism career...

Evan Hamilton ’07 responds to a question posed by Speaker Event Lead Sophia Rascoff ’23. Hamilton was one of four panelists at the event hosted by entrepreneurship program HW Venture. Credit: Sandra Koretz/Chronicle

Venture hosts social impact event

Sandra Koretz December 11, 2020

HW Venture hosted a Social Impact Panel with four speakers working in the community service and entrepreneurship fields Nov. 17. All of the speakers spoke about their work helping others in their surrounding...

Venture Club announces kickoff event

Natalie Cosgrove September 24, 2020

Venture Club plans to host a range of events, from guest speakers to workshops and games. Venture Club announced their kickoff event on Wednesday, Sept. 9, where students could come together and commence...

Senior executive of professional esports team gives online presentation

Lucas Lee April 16, 2020

Senior executive of the esports team Team SoloMid (TSM) Walter Wang ’13 spoke to students interested in the rise and future of the esports community via Zoom April 15. Wang gave a presentation on the...

Venture speaker discusses aerospace company

Melody Tang January 29, 2020

Tim Ellis, co-founder and CEO of Relativity Space, spoke to students Jan. 15 as an HW Venture speaker at the Middle School. Ellis spoke to students about how he started Relativity Space, giving students...

CEO of Clear Health Advisors Byrdie Lifson-Pompan and CEO of SRO Consultants Mike McGinley shared how they established successful companies and fielded questions from the audience at the HW Venture Social Impact Event Oct. 7. Credit: Katharine Steers/Chronicle

HW Venture hosts Social Impact Event

Katharine Steers October 13, 2019

HW Venture, an organization dedicated to teaching members entrepreneurship skills, hosted a Social Impact Event on Oct. 7 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. HW Venture Leaders Leila Dall’Olmo ’20, Kylie Azizzadeh...

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