Special thanks to Diane Hessen, CEO and Co-founder of Communispace, for coming out to speak to us tonight! Diane addressed many of the common myths that plague the minds of future entrepreneurs, including misconceptions that entrepreneurs are in it soley for the money and that you need a great idea to become an entrepreneur, stressing that “It’s way better to implement a mediocre idea and make it happen than have an amazing idea and go nowhere with it,”.
Diane asked members to think of instances when brands captured their attention for their presence on or offline. Members were then asked to present the brands and explain what they believed the brands did effectively.
Your Passion: I really enjoy trying new, different, and even innovative types of food!
Your Interests: Football (not soccer — real football!), travel, entrepreneurship, marketing, advertising, branding, burritos, pizza
Future Plans: Traveling the world
Something interesting about you: Last April I walked around Nashville with butterfly wings. Only real men do that!
Tuesday Jan. 15th at 7pm in the Curry Mezzanine
Featuring Diane Hessan, CEO and Founder of Communispace
Ranked #1 in the market research industry, Communispace has built over 600 online
for 150+ clients that “Blue-Chip clients that would make a Madison Avenue giant jealous.” Currently on the boards of Tufts University and Panera, Diana co-founded Communispace in 1999, before social media took off!
NU BUILD first meeting on Monday Jan. 14 from 6-7 in 227 Ryder!
NU BUILD works with BUILD to help in the efforts to use entrepreneurship to help low-income, disengaged students realize their potential in high school and later in college. NU BUILD also offers ways for members to get involved with the BUILD students on a more personal level such as tutoring and volunteer opportunities.
NU Hacks is running a Beanpot Hackathon on January 25-26.
For students only! It will be 24 hours of hacking, working with student teams from all over Boston. All levels of experience are welcome to join in on making some of the coolest projects around.
Looking for a way to get more involved in E-club?
Marketing Marines is a great first step, brainstorming, fostering, and executing marketing missions for the club. Email Devon to get more information: email@example.com
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Special thanks to Chase Garbarino, CEO and Co-founder of Streetwise Media, parent company of BostInno, for kicking off the semester with us! Chase discussed how to network effectively in Boston, highlighting the best events to check out. When asked how him and his partner finally got the company going, he replied “How did we do it? We grinded. We didn’t just put it up and wait for people to start using it.”
Members were tasked with helping BostInno promote the jobs page on their website to college students. Members got the opportunity to pitch their suggestions directly to Chase, which included social media and pulling off crazy stunts on campuses. Chase was convinced, and mentioned that he would consider that in their marketing strategy.
Wow! What a meeting, huge thanks to Sheila Marcelo for coming out to Northeastern to tell us about the beginnings of care.com and some of the ups and downs of starting your own business. Sheila showed us some of most important information that she uses for investors and explained some things that we should all think about before jumping into a new idea or business plan. Make sure to follow! @smarcelo
E-pods this week had the chance to be artists and engineers as they created and drew their products and presented the functionality and benefits the product will have once created. Some went above and beyond and literally created a box for their Pok-e-Box idea!
What entrepreneurship means to you:The ability and opportunity to take your idea to the next level.
Your Passion: My passion is working with children. I think that there is so much that can be gained from investing in the next generation.
Your Interests:I enjoy reading, sailing, traveling, and trying new things.
Future Plans: I hope to someday have a startup company that distributes micro-finance loans to schools in the middle east. I also want to be a mom
Something interesting about you:I was born in Hawaii.
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