Entrepreneurship@DU Speaker Series with Andy Levine
Entrepreneurship@DU Fall 2021 Speaker Series is delighted to feature Andy Levine, Founder of DuVine and DU Alum (BA 1992).
Starting a Business Right Out of School
Join us for this virtual event Wednesday, October 20th 6-7:00 PM!
*OPEN TO DU STUDENTS ACROSS ALL LEVELS AND DISCIPLINES, FACULTY, STAFF AND ALUMNI*
ABOUT THE EVENT
All Andy Levine wanted to do was ride his bike. So the day after he graduated from DU, he got on a plane to France to do just that, not thinking about what he’d do next or dreaming up future business plans. But a funny thing happened while he was cycling and having that good time—he ended up starting a business right out of school. Today, DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co., is a global leader in boutique bike tours, offering 500 itineraries in 26 countries.
Join us to hear more about Andy’s story and to learn how you too can start a business after graduation.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
In 1996, Andy Levine started DuVine to share what he had realized during a post-college cycling trip in Burgundy, France: in order to really know a place, you have to know its people, its cafés, its villages, and its cuisine—the good things in life.
On that first solo bike tour, Andy learned about wine and met a cast of real, colorful characters who inspired him with their passion. Soon afterward, he started DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. on a shoestring and a dream. The first tours were developed out of family-run Hotel Bellevue in Beaune as Andy went off the beaten track to find people for his guests to meet. Even today, Andy always asks, “why are we going here?” before he gets on his bike and rides all the roads, connecting the dots for a truly immersive cultural experience.
Andy believes that everyone should have the opportunity to travel the world by bike and to focus on the simple pleasures: enjoying food grown right where you eat it on the farm, spending time talking with a grandmother whose memories are a treasure trove, and experiencing the uncommon, authentic moments that make travel meaningful.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Entrepreneurship@DU is excited to continue with our Speaker Series events this quarter! Over the next 10 weeks, we will be featuring several speakers from diverse backgrounds discussing a wide range of topics focused on entrepreneurship. Each event will be 60 minutes and follow an interview format with the last 30 minutes open for Q&A’s.
*The virtual meeting information will be sent once you register.*
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