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Entrepreneurship as a Business Style by Hap Klopp, Founder of The North Face

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Category: Corporate Innovators, Founders & Startups, Human Performance, Investors & Capital, Ion Activation Festival




May 18, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT


4201 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
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Join us for a thought-provoking keynote speech with Founder and former CEO of The North Face, Hap Klopp, on why he believes entrepreneurship is less of a stage of a business and more of a style of business and a mindset that can and should be employed by all businesses to ensure their vitality. It is a mindset that can be applied to any business at any time.

Entrepreneurship involves innovation, risk-taking, urgency, passion, and a desire to create something new. It is what drives businesses to think outside the box and come up with new and novel solutions. When it is utilized as part of an organization’s business strategy, it stimulates innovation and drives economic growth. As history has shown, entrepreneurial thinking and tactics are what sets successful businesses apart.

In this presentation, Hap Klopp will draw on his experience and research to explore the following topics:

  • What got us here won’t get us there! – innovation is essential
  • Established businesses or startups – who will be the winner?
  • Silicon Valley innovation lesson – what translated and must be


Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion building.