co-founder Jeff Hoffman headlines free public lecture on March 9

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-5645
Public Information Officer, College of Business-External Relations Office
Posted: Feb 23, 2017

Jeff Hoffman
Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman, the co-founder of, will be the featured speaker at the Kipapa i ke ala Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the UH Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom. His free public talk is titled "Keys to Success for Entrepreneurs." 

Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur, CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, and film and music producer who has founded multiple startups including, CTI and ColorJar.

Hoffman serves on the boards of many public and private companies in the U.S., Europe, South America, Africa and Asia, supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in more than 150 countries. He works with the White House, U.S. State Department, United Nations and foreign governments on economic growth initiatives and entrepreneurship programs.

Hoffman is a frequent keynote speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship and business leadership, and is the co-author of the book SCALE, a how-to guide for growing a business. He also teaches innovation workshops to major corporations on a regular basis.

Hoffman has appeared as a business expert on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC and NPR, and in publications such as Forbes, Time, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal.

Outside of the world of technology, Hoffman has produced movies and concerts for artists including Elton John, Britney Spears and NSYNC, and serves on numerous charity and non-profit boards.

The Kipapa i ke ala Lecture is free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the Shidler College of Business, and is made possible by John & Franci Davidson and the Emmett R. Quady Foundation.

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