Events & Reunions

The Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture featuring Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity

Sponsored by:

Tufts Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

Location: 51 Winthrop Street
Tufts University
Medford, MA | See Map

When: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 7:00 pm (iCal)


Eric Giler is the CEO of the MIT-inspired WiTricity, a start-up with a product described in 2009 by TED Talks as “straight out of science fiction” – or otherwise known as wireless electricity.

Described by Fast Company as “a feat of physics so subtle and so profound it could change the world,” Giler and WiTricity’s wireless electricity will beam power through the air to wirelessly power electronics, ranging from your television to re-charging your eco-friendly automobile.

Join us on Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. to hear Eric’s vision for WiTricity and his history as an entrepreneur, which includes founding a telecom provider in 1984 worth $150M in annual revenue to authoring eight patents, among many other distinguished accomplishments. A reception will immediately follow the lecture.

The Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture Series

The Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture Series was established by the Shapiro Family - Jake, A08, Caleb, A11, and Felice, A08P, A11P, a teacher in the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program - in memory of the late Alan Shapiro, A08P, A11P. The series affords students and alumni the opportunity to hear from distinguished guests who are recognized for their achievement and expertise as entrepreneurial leaders.

Described by his sons as “an entrepreneur who embraced change, an innovator and early-adopter,” Alan was known for his creative mind, curiosity and cutting-edge spirit. This lecture series honors his legacy by showcasing entrepreneurs whose stories about disruptive innovations, effective change-making and leadership can inspire students and alumni about what is possible.


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