Feb
9
to Feb 11

Start-Up Weekend

If you wish to participate please sign up through the Eventbrite link and inquire about the student discount code: http://bit.ly/2nrnyQ2

For all event details, please visit http://communities.techstars.com/events/12197

About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars 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, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

STUDENTS: Contact Lori Fischer for a discount code: lfischer@spartaninnovations.org

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Startup Weekend East Lansing
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Startup Weekend East Lansing

  • The 300 Room at The Hatch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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: lfischer@spartaninnovations.org

Get your tickets on Eventbrite here!

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WE Meet Kerry Ann Rockquemore
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

WE Meet Kerry Ann Rockquemore

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!

RSVP on Eventbrite here!

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WE Meet Alexa Jones
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

WE Meet Alexa Jones

Join us for a discussion with Alexa Jones, founder of TheraB Medical. She'll discuss her journey to entrepreneurship from being an engineering student at MSU, and all the fun she's had along the way! Food and drinks will be provided.

RSVP on Eventbrite here!

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WE Intro Meeting
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

WE Intro Meeting

Come meet WE and learn more about what you can look forward to this semester as a member. We'll be discussing all our social and networking events, as well as our great speakers and breakout sessions. Expect pizza and pop!

RSVP on Eventbrite here!

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Apr
29
to Apr 30

International Business Model Competition

  • Microsoft Campus Redmond (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://innovationcenter.msu.edu/events/international-business-model-competition

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.

 

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Apr
28
to Apr 29

RECESS Pitch Application Deadline

http://recess.is/application/

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.

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Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Startup Grind- James Herbert (NEOGEN)

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. 

More information here.

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