Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2012 Global Entrepreneurship Week

 

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November 12-18, 2012

The CIE Brings Global Entrepreneurship Week to the Heart of Silicon Valley
with Activities that Inspire, Connect, Inform and Mentor

Santa Clara University is once again joining in the worldwide celebration of entrepreneurship with a series of on-campus events during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. Brought to the heart of Silicon Valley by CIE, the international initiative encompasses more than 115 countries with nearly 37,000 activities that actively engage more than 7 million people.  Whether you attend a panel discussion, presentation, speaker event or get some advice with our popular Office Hours, Global Entrepreneurship Week is a great opportunity to network, learn and enjoy.

Below is a listing of activities scheduled.  If you have suggestions for 2013 GEW, please forward your comments to Linda Jenkins in the CIE, ljenkins@scu.edu.

 


 


 2012 GEW Schedule



Monday, November 12
The Business of Smoothies With Bruce Schroder, Jamba Juice Chief Operating Officer & President of Stores

5 pm, Forbes Family Conference Center, Lucas Hall 126


jambaLOGOThe Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is partnering with the Food & Agribusiness Institute to welcome Jamba Juice Chief Operating Officer and President of Stores Bruce Schroder as we discuss:  The Business of Smoothies. 

Bruce Schroder

We're sure you're probably familiar with Jamba Juice, so we'll share some background on our speaker:  Bruce Schroder, EVP, Chief Operating Officer and Presidetn of Stores joined Jamba Juice in 2010.  Previously, he has held executive management positions in public and private companies including Adina for Life, Amico Capital, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Taco Bell, Wells Fargo Bank and Pepsi. 

All are welcome to this free event-RSVP today!

 

 


 

Tuesday, November 13
Office Hours for Entrepreneurs With Andy Bartley

Noon-4 pm-Appointments Required

 

CEO and former Silicon Valley angel investor Andy Bartley will review your business plan or presentation, critique your pitch, and answer your questions in 20-minute one-on-one sessions in the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship on November 13--appointments are required.
 
To schedule your appointment, send your 3 available meeting time preferences to Linda Jenkins at ljenkins@scu.edu before Friday, November 9.
  
Meeting Times (submit 3 in order of preference-appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis):
12:15-12:35 pm
12:40-1:00 pm
1:05-1:25 pm
1:30-1:50pm-BREAK
1:50-2:10 pm
2:15-2:35 pm
2:40-3:00 pm
3:05-3:25pm

Andy Bartley 2011About Andy Bartley

Andy is the CEO of Algorithms.io, a stealth-mode technology company.  Prior to this appointment, he was Vice President of boutique acceleration fund Voivoda, which focused on early-stage B2B technology companies.  He has held previous positions as President and CEO of Tracker, Director of Business Development for Carr & Ferrell LLP, and as Senior Associate at The Angels Forum and The Halo Funds, where he was responsible for sourcing and identifying potential investment opportunities in the life sciences, high tech, and consumer product spaces. Andy is actively involved in the evaluation of businesses seeking seed/early stage financing and enjoys working with promising entrepreneurs to help them develop investor-oriented pitch decks and presentations.  He received his MBA from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering from Oregon State University. 

Tuesday, November 13
SCU Global Fellows Presentations & Info Sessions

7-8pm, Benson Parlor B

The Leavey School of Business Global Fellows Program will host an info session and Summer 2012 participant presentations on what they've learned, experienced and accomplished in their global experience.  Visit the pSCU Leavey Global Fellowship Program online for more information on this enriching experience.


 

Wednesday, November 14
CIE Speaker Series featuring Steve Blank

6:30 pm-7:00 pm:  Check In/Registration with Complimentary Desserts
7:00 pm-8:30 pm:  Program
Recital Hall, Music & Dance Building (parking permits required on campus until 8 pm)

 


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Steve Blank

CIE Speaker Series

Welcomes


Steve Blank



The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites you to attend our upcoming CIE Speaker Series as we welcome serial entrepreneur, author and Silicon Valley legend Steve Blank for a fireside chat with Leavey School of Business Dean Dr. Drew Starbird.  

All are welcome, RSVP is required.

<<Continue Reading for more information on Steve Blank and to
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Thursday, November 15
Investor Panel Discussion Presented by Entrepreneurs Connection

7 pm, Forbes Family Conference Center, Lucas Hall 126

The graduate student network Entrepreneurs Connection invites you to attend a lively panel discussion with Silicon Valley investors.

Startup investors will discuss the range of options for funding a new company. From Venture Capital to Angel Investment to alternative funding options, speakers from each area of expertise will provide the audience with exposure to the process of funding a new venture.  After the event, please join the group for a mixer at the Hut. 

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Sunday, November 18
CIE Celebrates 2012 CAPE Cohort!

The 2012 California Program for Entrepreneurship cohort members will complete this six-month intensive program November 16-18~Congratulations!

 

More About the Week

GEW 140


155countries.
37,000 events.
7 million people.
A global movement unleashing new ideas.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.  

GEW is more than just an awareness campaign supported by world leaders and celebrity entrepreneurs. It is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life—spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. It is about thinking big and making your mark on the world—doing good while doing well at the same time.

The initiative kicked off in 2008, launched by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Since then, it has grown to 155 countries—with nearly 24,000 partner organizations planning more than 37,000 activities that directly engage more than 7 million people.

Through this initiative, the next generation of entrepreneurs are inspired and can emerge. In doing so, they will begin to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives, their families and communities.

 


Visit the Global Entrepreneurship Week Site Go

 
 

CSTS Global Social Benefit Fellows Info Session

Monday, November 12
3:30-4:30 pm, Nobili Hall CSTS Conference Room
Thursday, November 15
Noon-1 pm, Nobili Hall CSTS Conference Room

The Center for Science, Technology & Society would like to invite undergraduate juniors to an information session on applying to the second class of their Global Social Benefit Fellows.  The fellowship provides a comprehensive program of mentored, field-based study and research within the Global Social Benefit Incubator's worldwide network of social entrepreneurs.  This fellowship is fully funded by a generous donor and combines a 6-7 week summer field experience in the developing world with two quarters of academically-rigorous research.  The CSTS promises a richly rewarding yet personally and academically demanding experience-this requires a time-intensive nine-month commitment and is highly competitive.  Each fellow will receive a support package to cover all international travel, in-country expenses, research costs and a modest summer stipend. 

Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply during the winter of their junior year-the deadline for application is January 23, 2013.  Plan on attending one of the information sessions for full details or read more about the program here

Register to attend one of the information sessions today!

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More About the Week

GEW 140


115 countries.
37,000 events.
7 million people.
A global movement unleashing new ideas.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.  

GEW is more than just an awareness campaign supported by world leaders and celebrity entrepreneurs. It is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life—spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. It is about thinking big and making your mark on the world—doing good while doing well at the same time.

The initiative kicked off in 2008, launched by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Since then, it has grown to 155 countries—with nearly 24,000 partner organizations planning more than 37,000 activities that directly engage more than 7 million people.

Through this initiative, the next generation of entrepreneurs are inspired and can emerge. In doing so, they will begin to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives, their families and communities.

 


Visit the Global Entrepreneurship Week Site Go