Cisco Co-Founder to Speak at U.Va. April 1

March 31, 2010 — The student Entrepreneurship Group at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce will sponsor a speech by Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems and Urban Decay cosmetics.

Lerner will speak on "The Glamour of Serial Entrepreneurship" on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Rouss Hall, room 120. A reception will be held in McIntire's graduate lounge from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Faculty and students are invited.

Lerner is a graduate of Stanford University with a master's degree in statistics and computer science. Besides co-founding Cisco Systems and Urban Decay, she is also an author, philanthropist and farm manager. Additionally, she engaged in the creation of the first router, leading to the development of the modern Internet.

The Entrepreneurship Group at McIntire [link to:] aims to help students cultivate their entrepreneurial plans through interaction with like-minded peers, professors and established entrepreneurs. Members are provided guidance into the entrepreneurial field through group facilitation, business plan presentations and participation in entrepreneurial competitions.