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GRAND OPENING KICK-OFF W/ CARL SCHRAMM: THE HISTORY OF INNOVATION
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm | Innovation
University Professor at Syracuse University, Schramm is former president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship, with a $2 billion endowment. Schramm is recognized globally as a leading authority on innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth. The Economist has referred to Schramm as the “evangelist of entrepreneurship.” In 2007 Schramm, and then British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, created Global Entrepreneurship Week, now observed in 160 countries.
His inspiring opening remarks will address the importance of innovation as an act of intellectual creativity.
SXSW Student Startup Madness Workshop
Blackstone Launchpad | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Competitions
Applications are now open for Student Startup Madness, a nationwide tournament-style competition for college student digital media startups, culminating with national finals at South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in March. Are you interested? Come to a workshop to learn more about it, and how to apply. Get some technical assistance from the Blackstone LaunchPad and the SU entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Blackstone LaunchPad | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm | Business Development
Join Dan Rickman, economic development specialist for the SBA, to get the competitive edge your business needs to thrive in a competitive global landscape.
Whitman Grand Hall | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm | Financing
This event will be a speed-dating style event for student and alumni entrepreneurs who will have the opportunity to meet with different types of funders for their venture (lenders, VCs, etc.). Entrepreneurs should be prepared with a 1-minute elevator pitch and will then spend 4 minutes getting feedback and advice from funders. Please RSVP to LaunchPad@syr.edu by Friday, November 11th.
AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm | Entrepreneurship
Join six students from six different regions of the world for a social, economic, and cultural perspective on what entrepreneurship means in their region. What are the market and demographic forces shaping global opportunity?
Ed Mitzen: Founder and CEO of Fingerpaint Marketing
Hall of Languages | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Startup Stories
Mitzen created an award-winning advertising and marketing agency, and was also one of the drivers behind the renaissance of Saratoga, redeveloping the former Barnes and Noble on Broadway. Learn how creativity sparked both business innovation and community revitalization by one of the fastest growing companies in Upstate New York.
Blackstone LaunchPad | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Student Club
VISION serves as a cross campus entrepreneurial group that is be accessible to all Syracuse and SUNY ESF students, bringing together the spirit of collaboration, support, resources, and creative freedom and unique thoughts in a supportive environment.
Whitman 004 | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Student Club
The E Club is dedicated to encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship among SU students and to supporting the needs of students who are interested in entrepreneurship. E Club members team up with local entrepreneurs and businesses for entrepreneurship projects, host guest speakers throughout the semester, and, most recently, manage revenue for their services.
FEATURED ENTREPRENEUR: WILEY CERILI
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Startup Stories
Join Wiley Cerili, founder of Good Uncle, for a presentation on his startups successes, failures, and life changing moments. Wiley sold his last company for $100 million, has served as an investor in First Round Capital, and regularly mentors first time entrepreneurs.
MOYNIHAN TRANSNATIONAL NGO INITIATIVE
Eggers Hall 341 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Education
Transnational Education - The Role of NGOs in Teaching Abroad
WISE Women's Business Center | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Legal
Corporate Attorneys, Jim Youngs and Briana Wright, will present on Minority and Woman Business Enterprise Certification in New York State. They will describe the benefits of MWBE Certification, the qualifications for obtaining certification, as well as the application and review process. By the end of this presentation you will know why you should apply for MWBE certification in New York State, how to apply for MWBE status, the pitfalls faced by many applicants, and what to do if you are denied MWBE status.
THE MAKER MOVEMENT
Kimmel MakerSpace | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Technology
Learn how The Maker Movement is growing and Why it is Important to America’s Future. Makers are inventors and designers who bring skills as computer hackers and artisans, tapping into open-source learning, design thinking and personal technology like 3-D printers. It’s changing the way products are designed and made, as part of a new estimated $6 billion market.
Meet the Makers at SU and the greater Syracuse community for an interactive discussion on what technologies exist for rapid prototyping and how entrepreneurs might use these tools to build incredible products. John Mangicaro, De. Mark Povinelli, Michael Giannattasio, and Brandon Rose.
FROM IDEA TO MARKET: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ENTERPRISE WORKSHOP
SyracuseCOE | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm | Green Energy
SyracuseCoE celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with a Research & Technology Forum that features three perspectives on commercializing innovations energy and environmental systems. Presenters are: a founder and CEO of a student-led venture, a faculty entrepreneur who participated in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program, and a founder of a start-up company that brought game-changing LED lighting to sporting arenas across the country, including a stadium that hosted the Super Bowl! The presenters will offer personal insights on opportunities and challenges along the paths of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Slocum Auditorium | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Architecture
Julien De Smedt is the founder and director of JDS Architects based in Brussels, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Shanghai. A designer and architect whose work is internationally spread, Julien’s commitment to the exploration of new architectural models and programs has helped re-energize the contemporary architecture discussion.
MOVIE NIGHT: JOY
Newhouse 3 Screening Room 141 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Startup
The David O. Russell comedy-drama starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano, a passionate woman who follows the rocky road of entrepreneurship with determination and resilience to become a self-made millionaire. Followed by a discussion: “What Makes An Entrepreneur?”
COMMERCIALIZING YOUR INVENTION: THE PATH FROM LAB TO MARKET
Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship | 9:00 am to 10:00 am | Technology
Presented by the New York State Science and Law Technology Center and students from Syracuse University’s Law School, this informal workshop will explore what you need to know about starting your high tech company, and navigating the IP landscape to help refine path to market, competitive positioning, risk management, and partnership or licensing opportunities.
SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTING AND CIVIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Financing
Global and local change can often come from mission related investments made into ventures and organizations to generate social impact and financial return. Learn how impact investing can help provide capital to address pressing social and civic challenges, and explore some core characteristics of impact investing. Speakers are Upstate NY leaders in the Impact Investing field. If you are an entrepreneur with a triple bottom line, come learn more about this emerging trend.
WISE Women's Business Center | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Accounting
WHAT GEN-Z WANTS
TBD | 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm | Startup
Generation Z, also known as Post-Millennials, the iGeneration, Founders, and the Homeland Generation, is the demographic cohort following the Millennials. Comfortable with technology and social media, Generation Z represents 25% of the U.S. population, making them a larger cohort than the Baby Boomers or Millennials. Gen Z are keen to be entrepreneurs and make the world a better, more connected place.
Learn more about this generation, which will be driving enormous market, technological and global change over the next decade.
CROWDFUNDING YOUR CREATIVE VENTURE
Crouse College Room 308 | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm | Financing
It’s estimated that more than $34 billion was raised through crowdfunding in 2015, and it is increasingly being used to fund a wide range for-profit entrepreneurial ventures, creative projects, and community-oriented social entrepreneurship. Learn about types of crowdfunding and tips for successful campaigns, and how crowdfunding can be an effective tool for financing creative work. Explore benefits and risks, and see how can put it to work for your project.
Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | Advertising
NOTE: Chris Mumford will replace Matt Williams as the Mower Forum speaker Nov. 16.
Mumford will visit the Newhouse School as a guest of the Eric Mower Advertising Forum. His talk is titled, "Charting a Path to the Agency of 2025." He leads the Martin Agency's GEICO, American Cancer Society, Experian and World Wildlife Fund accounts, and spearheaded pro bono work for the 2015 World Cycling Championships. He joined the agency in 1997.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE
Blackstone LaunchPad | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Financing
Join AJ Damiano, founder of Power Spike, and James Ransom, founder of Walnut Street Partners, for an interactive discussion about the give and take of raising venture capital. AJ will be representing the founder side and James will be representing the funder side.
Blackstone LaunchPad | 8:00 pm | Electronic Gaming
Join AJ and other avid electronic gamers after Both Sides of the Table for an evening of festivities. Bring your computer and get ready to battle it out with your favorite character.
ROB ENGLERT: FOUNDER AND CEO OF RAM ID
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Startup Stories
Former VPA – School of Design faculty member, Rob consults with companies such as Bose, Carrier, Kodak, Safety First, Ridgid, and Honeywell. His firm, RAM ID, is unique for the level of entrepreneurial work that takes place within the studio, from beautifully designed products like Orange Vessel, to the packaging for Chobani, and advanced immersive VR technologies. Rob will speak about his various entrepreneurial efforts from various design disciplines, sharing projects that are taking on risks through user-based feedback, trend forecasting, and design exploration, his work is a creative disruptive force in the design world.
WISE Women's Business Center | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Community
Networking for creative businesses.
Blackstone LaunchPad | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Business Development
Work with Syracuse University’s resident business, management, and entrepreneurship librarian, Stephanie McReynolds, to research your customers, competition, and market. Stephanie has worked with countless entrepreneurs across SU’s campus to help them better understand and identify the key insights necessary for their business’s growth.
GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MEETUP
ICE Box, Hinds Hall | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm | Community
Join other entrepreneurs for an exploration of startup culture around the world and what it means to build an international company. Networking and pitches will put you in front of some of the most active and inspiring entrepreneurs from around the SU campus.
Hinds Hall | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Startup Stories
SB Nation's "Nunes Magician" blogger Sean Keeley '00 will deliver a reflection talk as part of the HINDSights Alumni Speaker series at the iSchool.
BANDIER PROGRAM PRESENTS: JACQUELINE SATURN, PRESIDENT SATURN RECORDS
Whitman 007 | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm | Startup Stories
A 20-year veteran of Epic Records, Jacqueline recently took on the executive role at Harvest, which has a long history as a progressive label. The Harvest label manages a select roster of original, cutting-edge artists and emerging buzz acts, and is considered one of the pioneering innovative forces in the music industry.
BLACKSTONE LAUNCHPAD OPEN HOUSE
Bird Library | 10:00 am to 1:00 pm | Community
Haven’t stopped by yet to check out the “Glass Cube” in Bird Library? It’s your first step in learning about all of the rich entrepreneurial resources across the entire Syracuse University campus, the regional innovation ecosystem, national and state resources, and other experts across the 20-university Blackstone global network.
Couri Hatchery | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Community
Join other entrepreneurs from across the University for an hour of discussion and group problem solving. Come prepared with the roadblocks your company is currently facing and you'll be able to crowdsource solutions from other active founders.
MOVIE SCREENING: SOMETHING VENTURED
Bird Library | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Intrapreneurship
Join the LaunchPad for a movie screening and interactive panel discussion on intrapreneurship, or the process of being entrepreneurial within an organization, to understand how established companies innovate.
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