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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Summer'14 Newsletter



On behalf of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, we'd like to share some of our upcoming events and exciting news and events of the last few months:
  • We congratulated twenty students who received a Minor in Entrepreneurship in 2013/14. 
  • We awarded the 2014 Outstanding Student Entrepreneur Award to Jordan Agnew.
  • We welcomed the 2014 California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE) cohort, our largest to date with 51 entrepreneurs representing 37 ventures enrolled. 
  • We welcomed John Denniston for the Spring CIE Speaker Series.   
  • We helped student and alumni entrepreneurs with Office Hours for Entrepreneurs sessions
  • We continue to expand internship and career offerings to students at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Alumni and community partners continue to contact the CIE with these opportunities (or use our online form), which we are happy to share with our students. 
  • We have even more exciting CIE stories to share with a full-issue feature in the Leavey School of Business Minds@Work magazine. 
  • Coming up next:  Global Entrepreneurship Week, Office Hours for Entrepreneurs Sessions, Fall Quarter Entrepreneur Forum Speaker Series


Dan Aguiar
Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Programs
Dean's Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship


CIE Showcased in Summer Edition of Leavey School of Business' Minds@Work


Jordan Agnew Named 2014 Outstanding Student Entrepreneur

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Congratulations to 2014 Outstanding Student Entrepreneur Jordan Agnew!   This honor is awarded annually by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to a graduating student enrolled in the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program in recognition of significant achievements in the program and acknowledgment of accomplishments in entrepreneurship.  Jordan received the honor at the Leavey School of Business Senior Awards Ceremony with a presentation by Dr. Kumar Sarangee, Assistant Professor of Marketing.

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Welcome 2014 CAPE Cohort
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The CIE recently welcomed 51 entrepreneurs representing 37 ventures to the 2014 CAPE Cohort.  We look forward to an exciting six months with the group.  During CAPE's first four years of 2010-2013, the CIE has: 

  • Received and processed more than 1,100 applications
  • Accepted 164
  • Enrolled 112
  • Congratulated a grand total of 95 on completion of the program for a total of 83 ventures


CIE Speaker Series Wrapup:
Spring CIE Speaker Series Welcomes John Denniston, May 8, 2014

Spring 14 CIE Speaker Series (34)

The CIE welcomed John Denniston, President of the Board of Directors, St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Matwo and former partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers.  John's interactive talk focused solely around what the audience wanted to hear from the greentech sustainability expert.

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CIE Office Hours for Entrepreneurs Helps Students & Alumni

On a quarterly basis, the CIE brings in Silicon Valley experts to meet with students and alumni in 20-mintue one-on-one sessions for assistance with business plan review, pitch critique, presentation review, funding discussions or a general startup Q&A session.  Special thanks to our Spring Office Hours for Entrepreneurs volunteer Michelle Ellie Ahi.

Students also meet with the CIE on an ad-hoc basis year round for startup review, assistance and competition prep/assistance.  Can't wait for one of our quarterly sessions? Contact CIE Executive Director Dan Aguiar to set up a meeting.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight:

We're excited to showcase the following entrepreneurs through our feature issue of the Leavey School of Business Minds@Work magazine, Summer 2014 edition:

Chris Cabrera

Natasha Wallace

Kerry Bradford

Kevin Beals 

Bryan Wargo

Ashley Howell

Dennis O'Malley

Matt Lehr

Andy Bartley

Vincent Fong

Amanda Arthur



Know of another great Bronco startup?  

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship wants to hear about it--submit the venture today and we'll be happy to share the good news!

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2014 Minor in Entrepreneurship

Jordan Agnew
Aditya Bahri
Christopher Bassett
Christine Bohannon
Henry Cho
Christian Cook
Matthew Corral
Kevin Curley
Aaron Ebert
Will Harrison
Tristan Herrera
Alicia Hotson
Kiely Kreitzberg
Carson Lindsay
Nora Lynch
Judith Martinez
Stephen Meade
Kaitlyn Rebholtz
Justina Salinas
Hilary Stewart

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