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Spring CIE Speaker Series with Nick Woodman

GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman (center) closes out the 2011-2012 CIE Speaker Series. 

The final CIE Speaker Series of the 2011-2012 academic year went out with a loud, enthusiastic chant of GoPro as we welcomed Nick Woodman to campus.  Nick shared the exciting evolution of GoPro, the world's leading activity image capture company. 

The GoPro website says it best in a letter from Nick:

Think it. See it. Do it.

We dream. We have passionate ideas about what’s possible in this world. Our passions lead us to create experiences and realities that expand our world and inspire those around us.

GoPro helps people capture and share their lives’ most meaningful experiences with others—to celebrate them together. Like how a day on the mountain with friends is more meaningful than one spent alone, the sharing of our collective experiences makes our lives more fun.

The world’s most versatile cameras are what we make.

Enabling you to share your life through incredible photos and video is what we do.

This is your life…GoPro.

Nicholas WoodmanFounder and CEO

The Recital Hall was at a high energy level for this exciting evening, culminating with the CIE giveaway of three new HD Hero2 camera package bundles.  Nick surprised us all with not only additional gear for the bundles but also by giving away one of everything they make-that's right...everything they make!  Congratulations to undergraduate student Soledad O'Brien, who is pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship, our very lucky winner!  We'd also like to congratulate Dina Ri, Angelica Valenta and Veaceslav Chistol on their new cameras!   Nick's generosity didn't stop there, he continued to pull tickets and gave away camera bundles courtesy of GoPro.  He also gave away one of the first original model Hero cameras (no longer available).  The camera giveaways brought the excitement to a new level with the audience waiting for their number to be called and a very audible groan of disappointment and enthusiasm.   And just when we thought he was finished, some of the students from the Outdoor Adventure Club were so inspired by Nick's presentation to go for it that when they asked if they could get an outdoor camera bundle for their club, he replied with an equally enthusiastic "yeah!" 

Nick also stayed after the event posing for photos and chatting with members of the audience.  His positive personality and joy for life was infectious.  We're grateful for his generosity in both his products and his time.




CIE Speaker Series

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CIE Speaker SeriesWelcomes Nicholas Woodman

Founder and CEO of GoPro

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Eventbrite - Spring CIE Speaker Series Featuring Nicholas Woodman, Founder and CEO of GoPro

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites you to
attend our upcoming CIE Speaker Series featuring Nicholas Woodman as he
shares the story of his journey as founder and CEO of GoPro, the world's
leading activity image capture company. Join us for this special event
on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. 


Event Information:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

6:15-7:00 pm Check In/Registration & Complimentary Desserts

7:00-8:30 pm  Program


Recital Hall

Parking available in the Parking Structure (permits required on campus until 8 pm)


The CIE will also give away three GoPro® HERO2 cameras the night of
the event so you can enjoy capturing your own great footage and photos
with this award-winning line of wearable and gear-mountable cameras and

For more information about GoPro, including amazing photos and
videos as well as product details and a letter from Nick Woodman, visit

Eventbrite - Spring CIE Speaker Series Featuring Nicholas Woodman, Founder and CEO of GoPro

In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation
requests to: Linda Jenkins via email at at least 7 days
prior to the event. 

"The presence of a guest speaker on the campus of SCU
does not necessarily imply approval or endorsement by the University of
the views expressed by the guest speaker or by anyone else present at
the event"

GOPRO®, HERO®, & NAKED® are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Woodman Labs, Inc. in the United States and
other countries.

2010-2011 CIE Speaker Series Archive (for information and photos):



For larger photos from the event, scroll down or visit our flikr photostream of the event.  

Event Info

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Recital Hall~Music & Dance Building
Santa Clara University

6:30 pm-7:00 pm
Check in/Registration
Complimentary Desserts

7:00 pm Program

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