Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:45am
Evans Hall 2430, Yale School of Management
165 Whitney Avenue
In her talk titled “Getting off the Entrepreneur’s Hamster Wheel,” Julia Pimsleur will describe how she built her language teaching company from scratch, almost went bankrupt, and raised Angel and Venture Capital to take Little Pim into the big leagues. Come hear tales from the front lines of entrepreneurship! Julia Pimsleur is the CEO and Founder of Little Pim, the leading system for introducing young children to a second language. Little Pim has won 25 awards and features the proprietary Entertainment Immersion Method®. Julia Pimsleur grew up in the language teaching business; she is the daughter of language teaching pioneer, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, as well as an award-winning filmmaker and mother of two. She has raised over $4.5M in Angel and Venture funding and $20M in philanthropic dollars and blogs for Forbes.com about entrepreneurship. Prior to founding Little Pim, Julia was the co-founder and CEO of a film production company which produced independent documentaries sold to HBO, Cinemax Reellife and PBS. Julia has a background in fundraising as well as filmmaking, and drove contributions to international human rights organizations, including Echoing Green, CPJ and Witness. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Global Language Project, a nonprofit which brings free foreign language instruction to kids in disadvantaged public schools, and as Accelerator Chair of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Julia earned her B.A. from Yale University, an M.F.A from the French National Film School in Paris and attended Harvard’s Executive Education Program. Julia speaks French, Italian, some Spanish and lives in New York City with her husband and their two energetic young boys. Co-hosted by the Entrepreneurship Club, Education Club, and Women in Management. RSVP required. Lunch will be served.
Free but register in advance