Congratulations 2013 CAPE Cohort
The CIE recently congratulated 27 members of the 2013 CAPE Cohort on their completion of the programand look forward to their 23 ventures bringing jobs to our community. The group's final weekend on campus, a fitting end to our Global Entrepreneurship Week activities, culminated in a pitch competition. Since the program began in 2010, 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:
Winter CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Silicon Valley legend Regis McKenna, February 5, 2014
The CIE welcomed Silicon Valley marketing guru Regis McKenna to campus for the Winter CIE Speaker Series on February 5, 2014. Regis shared his thoughts on marketing today, big data, and a few of his numerous stories about working with some of the most well known companies today.
Fall CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Jayshree Ullal, President & CEO of Arista Networks, November 18, 2013
The CIE welcomed Arista Networks President and CEO Jayshree Ullal for the Fall CIE Speaker Series as the signature event for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Jayshree was presented with the School of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award at the event by School of Engineering Dean Godfrey Mungal, co-sponsor of the event.
Startup Expo Connects SCU Students to Startup Internships
The CIE partnered with the SCU Career Center and undergraduate student club SCEO to bring Startup Expo to campus for the fourth year. This unique internship and career fair is open only to area startups seeking SCU talent. This free event draws approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Our 2014 Startup Expo was packed to capacity with 58 startups.
Global Entrepreneurship Week Recap
The CIE was pleased to participate in the 2013 GlobalEntrepreneurship Week, offering students and alumni a variety of events including a Minor in Entrepreneurship information session open house, CIE Speaker Series event, a repeat screening of Something Ventured (Winter 2012 CIE Speaker Series event featuring Paul Holland), an SCEO (student club) and Engineering student social, and two sessions of Office Hours for Entrepreneurs—special thanks to CIE Advisory Board members Steve Troy and Gloria Wahl for meeting with students and alumni.
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 Fall and Winter Office Hours for Entrepreneurs experts, CIE Advisory Board members Jim Thompson, Carol Christopher and Doug Tsui.
Additional Office Hours for Entrepreneurs sessions were held during Global Entrepreneurship Week. We would also like to thank CIE Advisory Board members Gloria Wahl and Steve Troy for meeting with students and alumni.
The Spring Quarter sessions are scheduled for April 24, with 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.