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Entrepreneurial Session 1: On a Quest for the Best Business Idea

Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

651 Duquès Hall

2201 G Street NW

Every startup requires an idea.  But how do you come up with that killer idea in the first place? Even if you think you’ve got it, how do you know if it’s really any good?  Learn how to generate and evaluate startup ideas and recognize business opportunities from Amy Millman, co-founder and president of Springboard Enterprises.  This is a teambuilding event that will allow for networking.  Free food and refreshments will be provided.  RSVP at http://entrepreneur1.eventbrite.com/http://entrepreneur1.eventbrite.com.

UMD Technology Startup Boot Camp

Friday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland is hosting a “boot camp” for all technology-orientated entrepreneurs and is offering a special discount for GW constituents.  To view detailed agenda and to register, please visit http://www.bootcamp.umd.edu/www.bootcamp.umd.edu.

For a special discounts code, please select “partner organization” from the registration menu.

Entrepreneurial Bash

Monday, Oct. 17, 7:30 – 10 a.m.

Heritage Hall at Comcast Center, College Park, Md.

The Office of Entrepreneurship has partnered with multiple entrepreneurial organizations from the greater D.C. area for this event, which is featured in this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week.  An exciting panel discussion with top entrepreneurs – including Ted Leonsis, former president of AOL – will allow you to meet fellow entrepreneurs.  Breakfast is included.  Please review the event and register at www.EntrepBash.com. For a special discount, please enter GWOE2011.  Complimentary registrations are available to the first five e-mails sent to mailto:innovate@gwu.eduinnovate@gwu.edu.

The Dolphin Tank

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6 – 8 p.m.

650 Duquès Hall

2201 G Street NW

Do you have an idea for a business, but you are not sure whether it is the right idea? Come to the Dolphin Tank Pitch Session and get friendly constructive feedback from a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and professionals. This event is generously organized by Springboard Enterprises and requires a registration.  Pitches will be made ONLY by GW students.  The sessions are free and open to all viewers.  RSVP at http://dolphintank.eventbrite.com/http://dolphintank.eventbrite.com.

Entrepreneurial Session 2: Narrowing on an Idea and a Direction

Thursday, Oct. 20, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

553 Duquès Hall

2201 G Street NW

We are welcoming back John Funge, entrepreneur, executive, and advisor for this workshop. It’s not just what you do, but what you DON’T that determines if a company succeeds or fails.  With limited resources, startups have little margin for error.  So picking the right direction and scope for your business is vital.  However, the process of starting a new venture makes these decisions difficult.  We’ll discuss common challenges including working in new areas full of uncertainty, deciding between multiple ideas, mistaking lack of focus for adaptability, and controlling the tendency to “false-hedge” by keeping too many options open.  Free food and refreshments will be provided.  RSVP at http://entrepreneur2.eventbrite.com/http://entrepreneur2.eventbrite.com.

Entrepreneur Office Hour

Friday, Oct 21, 1 – 2 p.m.

2033 K Street NW, Ste. 750

Jim Chung, director of the GW Office of Entrepreneurship, is hosting his Entrepreneur Office Hour to answer any questions you may have related to entrepreneurship and technology transfer. This office hour is open only to GW constituents and is free for all.  RSVP to http://officehour1fall2011.eventbrite.com/http://officehour1fall2011.eventbrite.com to reserve your spot.

Pitch George: Orientation

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

520 Funger Hall 520

2201 G Street NW

Join Dr. George Solomon (CFEE) for this workshop-introduction to Pitch George.  Pitch George is an annual pitching competition, which prepares all entrepreneurs for the annual $50,000 GW Business Plan Competition.  During this workshop, you will learn how to improve your business plan and your pitching technique.  It will also help you tremendously for later pitching sessions. Entering Pitch George also allows you to win generous cash awards to work on your business. For more information, visit http://pitchgeorge.com.

Entrepreneurial Session 3: Relationship and Team Building

Friday, Oct. 28, 12:15 – 2 p.m.

553 Duquès Hall

2201 G Street NW

Ira Koretsky, entrepreneur, writer, and active blogger, will show us the best techniques for relationship building and networking.  All skills you will learn during this event will come useful in building your own team as well as in those situations when you will have to present yourself and your business ideas. Join us for lunch and teambuilding with Ira. Free food and refreshments will be provided.  RSVP at http://entrepreneur3.eventbrite.comhttp://entrepreneur3.eventbrite.com.

Entrepreneur Office Hour

Friday, Oct. 28, 3 – 4 p.m.

2033 K Street, Ste. 750

Jim Chung, director of the GW Office of Entrepreneurship, is hosting his Entrepreneur Office Hour to answer any questions you may have related to entrepreneurship and technology transfer. This office hour is open only to GW constituents and is free for all.  RSVP to http://officehour2fall2011.eventbrite.com/http://officehour2fall2011.eventbrite.com to reserve your spot.   

 

Posted by gwsb on October 11, 2011 | Filed under: Events,GWSB News.


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