Tuesday, October 30th, 2013 “School is a good time to build and start a company. And a great place to find your co-founder.” – Brian Halligan Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot, shared his vital learning lessons on starting a venture, specifically focusing on funding and VCs, management, and culture. Many thanks, Brian, for sharing your top-notch tips and…

Friday, October 25th – Sunday, October 27th, 2013 This weekend students from all corners of the university came together in this intense 48 hour competition. Students shared problems and ideas, and used their combined knowledge to develop new innovations around these ideas and compete for $1,000 in cash prizes. Seven excellent ventures survived this intense…

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 “Keep focusing on what you do, do it better and better, and don’t worry about every single thing going on in the industry.” – Dan Kenary A big thanks to Dan Kenary, President and Co-Founder of Harpoon Brewery, for taking us along on his entrepreneurial journey from a friendship and love of beer, to…

Brian Schwartz Major: International Business (Finance concentration); Minor in International Affairs What entrepreneurship means to him: Entrepreneurship to me, is having the courage to take risks. To be able to look at something and find a new way to do it. To not take no for an answer. To believe in your idea and to have the perseverance needed to embark on…

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 We extend a big thank you to Polina Raygorodskaya, a serial entrepreneur, former model, and current CEO and Founder of Wanderu for joining us this evening! Sharing her passion for startups, she mentions the importance of selecting the right business partner, maximizing your resources, and most importantly, being passionate about your work. Polina encourages, “Colleges have a…

One would think that the actual creation of a student organization, getting it up and running, would be the hard part; going through administration, getting approval for room space and events, and handling all of the minute details that pop up before the first meeting is a lot for a group of young adults to…

Brendan O’Connor Major: 4th Year Industrial Engineering, Business Minor What entrepreneurship means to him: To me, entrepreneurship is the very noble but challenging pursuit of truly making your own way in life. Personally, the end goal isn’t a specific number in my bank account, or a target company valuation, but to be free. “Money doesn’t buy happiness”  is a…

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 We extend a big thank you to Eric Paley, Managing Partner at Founder Collective, who shared with us the ins and outs of what VC really means and how it applies to startups. Emphasizing leveraging a network of trust and the importance of persistence in building out a venture, Eric stresses, “You believe….

Kate Murdock Major: International Business major and Spanish minor What entrepreneurship means to her: Entrepreneurship is synonymous with passion, drive, and innovation. As a freshman, I am not yet an entrepreneur; I am here to learn. To me, entrepreneurship is about passion; the ability to have ideas and dedicate yourself to them. It is about the ability to…

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 Much thanks to to Co-Founder and CEO of Startup Institute, Aaron O’Hearn, who joined us tonight! Aaron’s main piece of advice to students who want to “work for, start, join, or otherwise thrust” themselves into a startup was to be three things: self-aware, a continuous learner, and a truth seeker.

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