Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2011 Global Entrepreneurship Week

 

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November 14-20, 2011

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

Santa Clara University once again joined 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 155 countries with nearly 27,000 activities that actively engage more than 7 million people.  Whether you attended 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 held.  If you have suggestions for 2012 GEW, please forward your comments to Linda Jenkins in the CIE, ljenkins@scu.edu.

Shown below is the Student Entrepreneur Panel featuring Erik Fialho, Anthony Prieto, Hari Rajagopalan and Abram Dawson.

GEW Panel

Photos from our Global Entrepreneurship Week student panel discussion and student presentations are below.  For photos from the CIE Speaker Series, please visit the CIE Speaker Series Featuring Christopher W. Cabrera page.


 
 


 2011 GEW Schedule



Monday, November 14~Student Entrepreneur Panel

Noon-1 pm, Forbes Family Conference Center, Lucas Hall 126

Student entrepreneurs can be found all across the SCU campus. The CIE is pleased to bring a panel of your fellow Bronco entrepreneurs to share their stories and field your questions in this panel discussion moderated by CIE Executive Director Dan Aguiar. Want to know how they handle going to college full time AND work on their ventures? This is your chance. Bring your questions and your lunch, the CIE will provide something sweet for dessert PLUS a chance to win a prize in our random drawing (must be present to win, but for an extra entry form, RSVP on the campus calendar!).

Panelists include Erik Fialho, Abram Dawson, Hari Rajagopalan and Anthony Prieto


About their ventures:


Erik Fialho, Left Lane Sports: LeftLane Sports started in 2009 as the first Flash Sale website for sporting goods. The site launches limited-time sales on top Outdoor, Fitness, and Action Sports brands at up to 70% off retail prices. The site initially grew through word-of-mouth and quickly took off. In October 2010, we began a marketing push and since then, the site has been growing an average of 30% month/month. We recently received our first round of Angel Investment, giving us a multi-million dollar valuation. The opportunity to expand further with the new capital is extremely exciting, but being a Senior double major at SCU makes the challenge of running my own company that much more intense. I’m hopeful, though, that the difficulties will make the experience that much more rewarding.

Abram Dawson, Cahoot: Cahoot is a mobile app that enables groups of friends to selectively and privately share the process of deciding where to go and what to do in an information-rich mapping environment.  By drawing from your phone's contact book, we're creating a simple and direct way to solve the problem of coordinating activities within and across groups of friends.

Anthony Prieto, Bronco Student Services: Bronco Student Services is an organization entirely owned and operated by Santa Clara University alumni and students dedicated to providing needed services such as laundry, storage and food delivery to Broncos living both on and off campus. Our team has over 10 years of experience helping students to this extent and looks forward to making your experience as a Bronco that much more awesome.

Hari Rajagopalan, ThirdBird: ThirdBird is a student network designed to empower student ecosystems through a blend of social networking and social commerce applications. Students connect to their university network online and have access to communicating and sharing with their entire university in a completely unique way. Based on interests, major, and location, students also have access to a variety of jobs, tasks, and deals that specifically apply to them. The applications designed for ThirdBird can also be attached to pre-existing communities as well. ThirdBird is planning on launching in the upcoming weeks at SCU and other California Universities.

 

All are welcome to this free event-RSVP today for an extra entry into the drawing!

 

 


 

Tuesday, November 15~Office Hours for Entrepreneurs
with Angel Investor Andy Bartley of The Angels Forum/The Halo Funds

1-4 pm-Appointments Required

 

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 15--appointments are required.
 
To schedule your appointment, send your 3 available meeting time preferences to Linda Jenkins at ljenkins@scu.edu before Tuesday, November 8.
  
Meeting Times (submit 3 in order of preference-appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis):
1:00-1:20pm
1:20-1:40pm
1:40-2:00pm
2:10-2:30pm
2:30-2:50pm
2:50-3:10pm
3:20-3:40pm
3:45-4:05pm

Andy Bartley 2011About Andy Bartley

Andy is an Associate at The Angels Forum and The Halo Funds. He is 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. He enjoys working with promising entrepreneurs to help them develop investor-oriented pitch decks and presentations. Prior to joining The Angels Forum, Andy worked for Stryker Endoscopy. He received his MBA from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering from Oregon State University.

 


 

Tuesday, November 15~GWLN Presents: Global Fellows Presentations:  Through The Looking Glass-Perspectives from Teaching Globally

Noon-1 pm, Forbes Family Conference Center, Lucas Hall 126

Interested in interning with an international NGO?  Or how about teaching abroad this summer?  Come listen to previous SCU Global Fellows as their share their summer experiences teaching classes in various exciting countries including India, Ghana, Tanzania, Turkey and more.  See how your fellow undergraduate classmates helped many organizations during theis presentation.  You'll gain insight into the Global Fellows program, the exciting stipend internship opportunities around the world, and how you can apply.  Don't miss out on this exciting once in a lifetime opportunity. 

Team members include team lead Hoda Magid and team members Urvashi Reddy, Nicole Samanez, Joe Murphy, Elle Sypek, Clare Healy, and Irene Sheh.

Bring your lunch for this informative session, the dessert is on the CIE.  The CIE will also hold a random drawing, so be there early to win!

RSVP today and get an extra entry into the drawing!

 


 

Wednesday, November 16~CIE Speaker Series featuring Christopher W. Cabrera

6:15 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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Chris Cabrera

CIE Speaker Series

Welcomes


Christopher W. Cabrera



The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites you to attend our upcoming CIE Speaker Series featuring Christopher W. Cabrera, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Xactly Corporation on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. 


Christopher Cabrera is a seasoned executive with more than two decades of successful senior management experience at both early-stage and public companies, where he has managed sales, marketing, operations, and business development.  A noted industry expert in issues relating to sales performance management, sales compensation and enterprise and on-demand/software-as-a-service (SAAS) delivery models, he was recently named the 2011 Alumni of the Year by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the USC Marshall School of Business. 


All are welcome, RSVP is required.

<<Continue Reading for more information and to register.>>





 

Thursday, November 17~Office Hours for Entrepreneurs
with VC Jared Hutchings of Peer Venture Partners

1-4 pm-Appointments Required

 

Silicon Valley venture capitalist investor Jared Hutchings 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 17--appointments are required.
 
To schedule your appointment, send your 3 available meeting time preferences to Linda Jenkins at ljenkins@scu.edu before Thursday, November 10.
 
 
Meeting Times (submit 3 in order of preference-appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis):
1:00-1:20pm
1:20-1:40pm
1:40-2:00pm
2:10-2:30pm
2:30-2:50pm
2:50-3:10pm
3:20-3:40pm
3:45-4:05pm



Thursday, November 17~GWLN Presents: Global Fellows Presentations:  Through The Looking Glass-Working with a Global NGO

Noon-1 pm, Forbes Family Conference Center, Lucas Hall 126

What is it like working with a not-for-profit organization in a developing country?  Join us on November 17 from Noon to 1 pm in the Forbes Family Conference Center to find out. 

Several of SCU's 2011 Global Fellows will present their perspectives on this "through the looking glass" experience.  Their stories are fascinating.  You will hear about:

  • The Armenian Bar Association in Armenia
  • Community Agroecology Network in Nicaragua
  • Bright Generation in Ghana
  • Pachamana Alliance in San Francisco

Team members include team lead Trish Nevers and Maggie Dole, Clare Louie, Anna Rothrock, Jessica Van, Allison Yue, Katherine Flannery, Anna Callaghan, Hayley Dickson, and Natasha Gupta.

Bring your lunch for this informative session, the dessert is on the CIE.  The CIE will also hold a random drawing, so be there early to win!

RSVP today and receive an extra entry into the drawing (must be present to win)!

 

 

More About the Week

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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 Information Session: CSTS Global Social Benefit Fellowship Program

Year-long opportunity for undergraduate juniors interested in social entrepreneurship on an international scale

The Center for Science, Technology and Society would like to invite undergraduate juniors to an information session on their new CSTS Global Social Benefit Fellowship Program during Global Entrepreneurship Week on Monday, November 14, 5 pm, Center for Science, Technology and Society Conference Room in Nobili Hall.  An additional information session is scheduled for November 9 at 6 pm followed by a public lecture by Matt Flannery, cofounder and CEO of Kiva.org.

The Fellowship provides a comprehensive program of mentored, field-based study and research for juniors within the GSBI worldwide network of social entrepreneurs.  It is a program of practical social justice in the Jesuit educational tradition.  Social entrepreneurs tackle the human family's greatest needs around the world by promoting the use of innovative technology to meet the needs of underserved communities using business models.  Examples of essential goods and services these social entrepreneurs provide include:  access to clean renewable, off-grid energy; mobile devices to access public health, microfinance and education; and provision of safe drinking water.  This richly rewarding fellowship requires an intensive, year-long commitment.  Each fellow will receive a support package to cover all international travel, in-country exenses, research costs, and a modest summer stipend-all costs are covered.  

Students from all disciplines are eligible to apply during the winter of their junior year.  The deadline for application is January 26, 2012. Plan on attending one of the information sessions for full details!  Please note that advance registration is required for the November 9 Kiva presentation. 

 

Visit the CSTS Global Social Benefit Fellowship Program page Go

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The Santa Clara Entrepreneurs Organization (SCEO) invite you to learn more about the club and attend the following events during Global Entrepreneurship Week: 

Game Changers Video Screening:  Twitter
Tuesday, November 15, 8 pm
Kenna 218

“Bloomberg Game Changers” profiles Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone. This program features interviews with Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey; Mike Maples, founder and managing partner of venture capital firm Floodgate; Tim O’Reilly, founder and chief executive officer of O’Reilly Media; Om Malik, founder of GigaOM; Meg Hourihan, co-founder of Blogger.com and Ryan Singel, writer for Wired.com. Join us Tuesday, November 17 at 8:00 pm to view this exclusive video.

Google Apps Workshop
Thursday, November 17, 7 pm
Library Training Room Lab 205

Learn how you can incorporate Google Apps into your business. This workshop will provide a brief overview of the apps Google provides and understand a few use cases for your business. We will also cover Google Services such as Google Voice and what features they provide.

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Graduate Student Network Entrepreneurs Connection Gets Head Start on GEW with Internal Venture Capital Investment Competition

Volunteers Wanted!

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The Entrepreneurs' Connection invites SCU graduate students to participate the in internal Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC®) with the winning team to compete in the regional event on March 2 at USC. Santa Clara University will serve as host for the Silicon Valley Regional competition on February 10. 

The Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) is, in essence, a "reverse business plan competition". Compared to a traditional business plan competition, where teams participate as entrepreneurs seeking venture capital funding, student teams in the VCIC assume the role of venture capitalists and evaluate and "fund" investment opportunities. Select teams evaluate real business opportunities presented by entrepreneurs currently seeking funding, while being judged by experienced venture capitalists. VCIC is a rigorous and enriching experience not to be missed. For information on how you can volunteer to help, contact scu.ec.mba@gmail.com (subject:  VCIC Volunteer).

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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