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Noah Alper Mentors Rocket Scientists

National Labs Entrepreneurship Academy: Hosted by UC Davis-Graduate School of Management
November 1-3, 2016

“The three-day National Labs Entrepreneurship Academy is the premier academic program for commercializing science and engineering innovations coming out of Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) and Sandia National Labs (SNL). It is intended for employees of the National Labs, and is a springboard for moving research out of the lab and into the world.

The academy is taught by university faculty, investors, entrepreneurs and industry experts who serve as mentors and guest speakers. Participants gain the knowledge and network-building skills needed to develop the commercial potential of their research or idea.”

Noah Alper has been selected to serve as a mentor in this academy for the past two years.

Noah Alper at National Labs Entrereneurship Academy

Noah gives inspirational speech to Prisoners at San Quentin, discusses his journey and “Doing Good is good for business”

January 23, 2017

Noah speaks to the “Food Innovation Circle”

January 5, 2017 | San Francisco, CA

“The food, beverage and restaurants landscape is being reshaped profoundly recently. Food Innovation Circle hopes to connect the "foodies + techies" in the community who believe in the power of innovation in redefining the food ecosystem. We also want to explore the innovation at the intersection of food, technology, design, behavior, culture, and business models.”

Noah Alper at Food Innovation Circle

Noah speaks at JP Morgan “Fireside Chat”

December 7, 2016

Noah participated in J.P. Morgan San Francisco Private Banking Team's “Leadership Series Fireside Chat.” The series was designed to feature a dialogue with well-known business and civic leaders from across the Bay Area on the topics of business, client engagement, and leadership best practices, all in a fireside chat format. Previous hosts included Chip Bergh, CEO of Levi's; Dale Carlsen, Founder/CEO of Sleep Train; and Jeff Clarke, CEO of Kodak. The session was live streamed to J.P. Morgan offices in Palo Alto, and Phoenix.


Noah speaks at The Berkeley Forum at UC Berkeley

November 16, 2016

The Berkeley Forum is a non-partisan, student-run organization at the University of California, Berkeley. Established in 2012, the Forum hosts debates, panels, and talks by leading experts from a variety of fields.

The Forum exists to provide the Berkeley community a platform for the free expression and debate of a wide range of viewpoints. As students are busy pursuing their coursework, The Forum allows them to engage with individuals and ideas with which they might not otherwise be able to. The challenging, critical colloquy that the Forum promotes is essential to attaining a truly complete education.

Recent events have featured Senator Rand Paul, tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, Khan Academy founder Salman Khan, and exiled Russian Duma member Ilya Ponomarev, among other distinguished guests.

Noah Alper at The Berkeley Forum
Photo: The Berkeley Forum

Videos and Podcasts


Google — “Business Mensch”


The Berkeley Forum — “Doing good is good for business: the Noah's Bagels story”


The Marty Nemko Show (KALW-FM/NPR)

The Bagel and the Archive: Celebrating Noah's Bagels Legacy at The Magnes

November 13, 2016: 10am — Noon | 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
Noah Alper of Noah's Bagels

The Magnes is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Noah's New York Bagels Collection (1989-1996) documenting the early history of Noah's New York Bagels. Founded in Berkeley by Noah Alper, resident entrepreneur, consultant, and philanthropist, the Noah's Bagels brand rose to national prominence as the largest kosher retailer in the U.S. The business was sold to Einstein Bros. Bagels in 1996. Noah's neighborhood stores, which Alper referred to as “unapologetically Jewish,” served as a popular community gathering place for all manner of West Coast Jews. Among the materials now archived at The Magnes are business records, photographs, memorabilia, recordings of radio and television broadcasts, and promotional t-shirts...

The program will include an intimate display of select items from the collection, Noah Alper's own reminiscences about the early days of the business, and of course a bagel–based reception (shmear provided).


Noah is Keynote speaker at “Food and Ag Entrepreneurship Academy” at UC Davis

February 6, 2017, 7pm — 8pm | UC Davis Conference Center

The academy targets 100-200 innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs, (mostly scientists — faculty, staff, and students). The Keynote event is open campus-wide and to those in the surrounding community.

Noah Alper at National UC Davis Food and Ag Entrepreneurship Academy

Noah is the Keynote speaker at the 1st annual Hebrew Free Loan-Business Circle Luncheon

March 1, 2017

The event, attended by 150 people,was held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.


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