Date(s) - 10/30/2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join the Blackstone LaunchPad and Techstars at SU Libraries when Todd B. Rubin ’04, Minister of Evolution and President of The Republic of Tea, will be our featured speaker via a Zoom chat at

Rubin will be giving an inspiring TEDx style presentation on building a company and a life that is deeply rooted in a philosophy of life that is about making meaning. The insightful presentation will help you reflect on your own guiding principles and journey in a gentle but profound way.

A graduate of the Syracuse University School of Architecture, Rubin is dedicated to preserving a legacy that fosters The Republic of Tea’s “Sip by Sip Rather than Gulp by Gulp” lifestyle.  He strives to delight Citizens, Ministers, Embassies and Ambassadors with a focus on innovation, education and providing the finest premium teas and herbs.

Rubin is a generous supporter of SU Libraries and the LaunchPad, funding 18 student positions through the Orange Ambassador program, Todd B. Rubin Innovation and Diversity Scholars, and Rubin Family Innovation Mentors (through his family foundation).  He also partners with the LaunchPad on its summer Tea Talk series and Fall Fireside Chat series.

Rubin starts his day with a cup of Lucky Irish Breakfast tea, sips Brain Boost SuperGreen tea in the afternoon and ends his evenings with Clarity and Calm herbal tea. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, photography, and reading. His favorite color is Orange.