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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Spring '11 Newsletter



On behalf of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, we'd like to share some of the exciting events of the last few months:
  • Congratulations to all graduates! The CIE would also like to extend congratulations to Sol Tran, who has been named 2011 Outstanding Student Entrepreneur.   
  • Startup Expo:  This exciting first-of-its-kind event brought over 60 local startups seeking interns to SCU to connect with students.
  • We're in the final stages of selecting the 2011 Cohort of the California Program for Entrepreneurship.   
  • The CIE Speaker Series has enjoyed record attendance for our latest events featuring Guy Kawasaki and Ron Conway.
  • Together with the Graduate Business Programs Office, the 2011 Silicon Valley Regional of the VCIC was hosted at SCU.  Congratulations to SCU Team Alpha who competed in the West Regional of this exciting competition on their third place win.
  • The CIE hosted SCU Alum Andy Bartley of The Angels Forum and The Halo Funds, who graciously donated his time for one-on-one office hour appointments.
  • 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, which we are happy to share with our students.  
We have a busy Summer ahead of us as we welcome the 2011 CAPE Cohort and continue to work to expand our curriculum offerings and cross-campus collaboration efforts.  Feel free to stop by and say hello!


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


Inaugural CAPE Cohort Completes Program
SCU Prepares to Welcome 2011 Cohort

 CAPE Graduation 

Congratulations to the seventeen emerging entrepreneurs who completed the 2010 California Program for Entrepreneurship Program offered by the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.  This program, administered by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, was provided to the inaugural class at no expense through a generous grant from the Leavey School of Business Executive Development Center. 
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CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Ron Conway

 Kevin Carter, Ron Conway and Dan Aguiar

Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Programs Dan Aguiar (right) welcomes Ron Conway (center) and SCU Alum Kevin Carter for the final CIE Speaker Series of the 2010-2011 academic year. 

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CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Guy Kawasaki

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CIE Executive Director Dan Aguiar (left), SCU Alum Kerry Bradford and LSB Dean Drew Starbird (right) welcome Guy Kawasaki (shown above with his one of a kind Kawasaki Butterfly)

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SCU Team Receives Entrepreneur's Choice Award, Third Place in West Regional
SCU Leavey School of Business Hosts Silicon Valley Regional

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Congratulations to 2011 Outstanding Student Entrepreneur Sol Tran

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The CIE is proud to congratulate 2011 Outstanding Student Entrepreneur Sol Tran.  This award is awarded by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to the graduating student enrolled in the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program in recognition of significant achievements in the program, acknowledgement of accomplishments in entrepreneurship and the promise of future success.

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Field Trips:  Students Tour Google & Cisco

Google Field Trip

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Startup Expo Brings Internship Opportunities to Students

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Eager for others to share in her experience at a startup for BUSN 145, undergrad student Kathy King's vision of an internship fair comprised of only startups brought more than 60 local startups and over 200 students together for the first of its kind Startup Expo.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight:
Suntegrity Skincare


The Entrepreneur:
Tricia Trimble '91

The Venture
Suntegrity Skincare

Tricia Trimble '91 has launched her own company for skin care products, Suntegrity Skincare. Located in Los Angeles, CA, Suntegrity Skincare prides itself on its "natural, healthy, and holistic" sun care.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight:
YouLister & RedHorn



The Entrepreneur:
Chris Bull '09

The Ventures: 
YouLister and
Red Horn Design

Chris Bull '09 is busy with two startups:  YouLister, a unique set of online classifieds combining the internet marketplace and social media, and Red Horn Design, an all-inclusive professional design company.

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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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Twelve Receive Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Congratulations to the following students who have completed the course requirements for a Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Joshua M. Bois
Bridget Flanagan
Ade Gho
Bret Gladfelty
Taylor Harkins
Gregory Kaplow
Michael Kawamoto
Ryan Kennedy

Kevin Kurnia
Wibowo Sisworo
Meghan Skarzynski
Sol Tran
Ana Yglesias

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Made With Love Craft Show Raises More Than $1,700 for Rebekah Children's Services

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Alexis Babb, SCU student, businesswoman, entrepreneur, brought together more than 30 vendors to Santa Clara University for a craft show for charity.

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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) fosters, promotes and strengthens entrepreneurial talent by providing networking, educational and advisory services for our community.

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