Founder Fridays

Founder Fridays are quarterly fireside chats Seattle University alumni who've established their own businesses. They share their entrepreneurial journeys and provide advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Caleb Carr of Vita Inclinata at a 2019 Founder Friday

Learn from the experts at Founder Fridays

Have an entrepreneurial dream? Get insights and guidance from those who've walked the walk.

Founder Friday is a regularly occurring live event featuring a fireside chat with a Seattle University alum founder. These entrepreneurs share their journeys, from business ideation to the challenges they face. Frequented by SU students, faculty, staff, and alumni, Founder Fridays are free and open to the public. Events are normally held on a Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Upcoming events

Join us for a fireside chat with Hello Robin Cookies founder Robin Wehl Martin, a '92 alum of Seattle University. This takes place on Friday, April 26th, at Seattle University.

From humble home kitchen beginnings, Hello Robin's innovative and bold cookies have taken Seattle by storm. Whel Martin comes from a family of bakers and was encouraged to start her business after a successful collaboration with and encouragement from close friend Molly Moon in 2013.

Hello Robin now has two locations, one in Capitol Hill and another in University Village, while their products can also be ordered through Uber Eats. The brand offers a variety of cookie flavors, including gluten-free and vegan options, as well as frozen bake-at-home cookie dough sold at local markets.

Come to Founder Friday on April 26th to listen to Wehl Martin and get insights on how to start—and maintain—a thriving baked goods business.

Founder Friday with Hello Robin

Past Founder Friday speakers

Got questions about Founder Friday?

Contact Amelia Marckworth for more information.

Amelia Marckworth

Director of Community, IEC

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