Calling all budding entrepreneurs! Startup Weekend is the best way to launch a business or build one from the ground up in the course of a weekend. Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.
We highly recommend anyone pitching in our WE Pitch Competition attends Startup Weekend! It provides excellent pitching experience and will allow you to engage with your business ideas in a collaborative, intensely focused way.
STUDENTS: Contact Lori Fischer for a discount code: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Join us for a conversation with Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD. Rockquemore is President and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, as well as an accomplished author. The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center providing external mentoring for over 30,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members in the United States. Learn more about her journey to entrepreneurship and what made her want to start. Food and drinks will be provided!
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The International Business Model Competition is the first and largest competition of its kind in the world and represents a radical departure from the past and the crest of a new paradigm in entrepreneurship. The competition evangelizes lean startup principles and aims to educate and inspire smarter and more successful entrepreneurs.
he IBMC is not a business plan competition. Participants won’t be rewarded for doing lots of library re-search, drawing fancy graphs, or crafting the perfect sales pitch to venture capitalists. Instead, the competition requires a focus on actively identifying and validating crucial business model hypotheses rather than writing a static business plan, talking to customers outside the building rather than gathering secondary data inside the building, applying customer development rather than relying on product development, and “pivoting” or changing course rather than executing on the plan.
The Top 10 College Startups will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to compete to our Field Trip to talk strategy with mentors, pick the brains of industry giants, and pitch some of the biggest VC's & Investors in the world with a shot at winning a $250K CASH PRIZE! Past applicants have raise $12M to date from investors like Marc Cuban, Tim Draper, and Marc Benioff.
The deadline to apply for the National Wildcard Bid is April 28th at 11:59pm EST.
James Herbert has been CEO of Neogen Corporation since 1982 when he was one of the company’s founders. Neogen is a publicly held company focused on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of products for food and animal safety. Headquartered in Lansing, Michigan, Neogen markets its products to over 100 countries and has operations in Scotland, Brazil, Mexico, China, and India.
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The 16th annual World Intellectual Property Day in Detroit, a celebration of IP rights and innovation sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will be held at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.
Come learn how intellectual property impacts creative digital and electronic media in today’s culture. Hear from the experts on how to protect your ideas, your designs, and your business!
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Join us to hear the story of Carl Winans, Co-Founder of Mega Tiny Corporation, Rebound and Founder of Oceanvue.
Carl is a designer, digital strategist and serial entrepreneur with an advertising background and more than 17 years of experience.
We will have our fourth meeting at The Hive, room C108 in Wilson Hall on campus.
Women in Entrepreneurship is hosting a discussion based event where we will talk about utilizing social media for your business. Once we discuss creating a social media strategy, you will have the opportunity to get into small groups and try creating a strategy of your own. Women in Entrepreneurship will be providing free food and drinks to attendees.
Join us at the sixth annual MSU Innovation Celebration on Thursday, April 14, 2016, 4-6:30 p.m. in the Huntington Club on the 4th floor of Spartan Stadium.
This networking reception showcases innovative technologies and startups developed in campus labs, classrooms and beyond. We honor MSU researchers and students who reported an invention, licensed a technology or were awarded patents during the academic year, and recognize the winners of awards for innovation and achievement in technology transfer.
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Join us in the 300 Room to hear the experiences of Jeremy Lindlbauer and about his personal journey in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. He's a recent MSU Broad College of Business graduate, and the Co-Founder and Director of Brand and Marketing of TurtleCell, which delivers innovate styles of cell phone cases.
Submit your pitch and turn that idea into a business.
Sparty Pitch is a creative resource outlet for ideas of MSU students. By submitting your idea, you have the opportunity to take that idea and solve real-world issues, winning some cash in process. With a wide range of categories to choose from, just about any idea is ready for Sparty Pitch.