BerkleeICE Events

At Berklee, every career is a start-up. And every start-up needs inspiration. BerkleeICE presents a number of events and lecture series throughout the year that feature innovative leaders and thinkers from the worlds of business, creativity, and technology. All events are open to the entire Berklee community and to students of all universities unless otherwise specified. Learn, interact, and be inspired. 

Upcoming Events

Evening With Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Berklee's Music Business/Management Department and BerkleeICE present the annual Evening with Entrepreneurs panel, this year featuring Philip Cohen (AudioCommon, Beehive Corporation); Paul Henry Smith (Sonation, Smith Renaud): Parviz Parvizi (Clammr); and Kathleen Stetson (Trill).

Admission: Free

Past Events

Willard Ahdritz

Thursday / March 6, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Willard Ahdritz, founder and CEO of Kobalt Music Group Ltd., gives a talk for the Berklee community.

Admission: Free with Berklee ID

Emilio and Gloria Estefan

Saturday / March 8, 2014 / 2:30 p.m.

Music industry greats Gloria and Emilio Estefan will tell their story and draw links between musicianship and successful careers as entrepreneurs during an on-stage interview with Berklee ICE founding managing director Panos Panay.

Admission: Ticketed, with entry by application only.

Kevin Augunas

Monday / March 24, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.

The Loft

Producer Kevin Augunas presents a talk for the Berklee community.

Admission: Free with Berklee ID

Paul English

Wednesday / April 2, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.

The Loft

KAYAK cofounder Paul English will speak about the role creativity has played in his successful career as an entrepreneur. 

Admission: Free with Berklee ID

BerkleeICE/IE/Brown Venture Day

Monday / May 5, 2014 / 10:00 a.m.

Holland and Knight LLP

Learn and network with top minds from the IE Business School, MIT, Brown, BU, Tufts, and Berklee.

Admission: Register (free for Berklee students) at

SXSW V2V: What Rockers Can Teach Startups

Monday / July 14, 2014 / 1:45 p.m.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

What does it take to launch a great startup? The common answers tend to be a great business plan, a cool idea, flawless execution by the founders, and access to vast amounts of capital. But is that really the case? This panel, presented by the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE), challenges these assumptions.

Admission: Select Berklee students and alumni can apply for a free pass to SXSW V2V, courtesy of SXSW.
Linda Mason

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Roger H. Brown and Linda A. Mason

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) is proud to present Berklee president Roger H. Brown and his wife, Linda A. Mason, as keynote speakers for this installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series.

Admission: Free and open to public
Stephen Canfield

Red Bull + Music

Wednesday / October 15, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

A conversation with Berklee alumnus Stephen Canfield, discussing Red Bull's approach to music and a career that's led him from music tech startups to a major brand that supports hundreds of artists.

Admission: Free