Welcome 2013 CAPE Cohort
The CIE recently welcomed the 2013 CAPE Cohort to campus for the program kickoff weekend July 12. The weekend included a welcome lunch reception, orientation, class modules and a guest speaker panel featuring a representative from each of the three CAPE alumni classes.
CIE Speaker Series Wrapup:
Winter CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Yahoo! Chairman Maynard Webb, February 6, 2013
The CIE welcomed Maynard Webb, Yahoo! Chairman, LiveOps Chairman and author of Rebooting Work, Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship, to campus for the Winter CIE Speaker Series on February 6, 2013. Maynard shared his story about his extensive experience in developing and leading high-growth companies and provided insight into his latest book. This free event was co-sponsored by the School of Engineering Office of the Dean.
Spring CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Peter Gotcher, May 8, 2013
The CIE welcomed Peter Gotcher, independent venture investor, Chairman of Dolby Laboratories, Chairman & CoFounder of TopSpin Media, and Director of Pandora Media, Line6 and Trion Worlds for the Spring CIE Speaker Series on May 8, 2013. Peter shared his exciting story about his extensive experience in the public and private startup environment, the venture capital and investment arena as founding partner of Redpoint Ventures and his transition into private equity investing-and how a drum machine got the ball rolling.
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 third 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. Mark your calendars for the 2014 Startup Expo scheduled for March 5.
Team Nest Capital includes Deepak Asrani, Rosanna Hsu, Anuj Shah, Anthony Cruz and Natasha Alexeeva
SCU Team Nest Capital competed against teams from Arizona, Colorado, San Diego, Thunderbird, and UCLA in the West Regional Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC®) held in March at the University of Southern California.
The graduate student network Entrepreneurs Connection organizes the internal competition to determine the competing team. This event is done in a full-scale replica of the competition-special thanks to the EC team and volunteers for a fantastic event.
The CIE coordinates support and coaching for the team including faculty advisor, Dr. Robert Hendershott, Associate Professor of Finance, who accompanies the team to the competition and also serves on their mentor team, which included Andy Bartley, Rocky Pimentel, Steve Foster, Shashank Saggar, Steve Goldberg, Dyuman Bhatt, and Ravindar Mittal.
In our fifth year as host, SCU welcomed the Silicon Valley Regional VCIC to campus. The VCIC is the premier MBA competition for venture capital and entrepreneurship since 1988, and now has 50 events on 4 continents with over 1,000 MBA students competing. The graduate student network Entrepreneurs Connection coordinates the exciting event, working closely with the Graduate Business Programs Office and the CIE. This event was held on Friday, February 15, in the Leavey School of Business.
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Twenty-Five Receive Minor in Entrepreneurship Since Rollout in 2011
Enrollment Grows by 77%
The CIE is pleased to report that we have congratulated 25 students who received the new SCU Minor in Entrepreneurship since the rollout in Fall of 2011. New classes, interesting electives and an internship experience come together immersing students in the world of entrepreneurship in the heart of Silicon Valley. In just 2 years, we now have more than 70 students pursuing the minor.
We accept applications on a rolling basis-students are welcome to stop in and learn more.
Alexis Babb Named 2013 Outstanding Student Entrepreneur
Congratulations to 2013 Outstanding Student Entrepreneur Alexis Babb. 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, acknowledgment of accomplishments in entrepreneurship and the promise of future success. Alexis was presented with the award at the annual Leavey School of Business Senior Awards Ceremony.
CIE Field Trips: Students Tour Google and LinkedIn
Winter Quarter CIE Field Trip to Google
Spring Quarter CIE Field Trip to LinkedIn
The CIE hosts quarterly field trips to successful startups and former startups and now industry giants based in the Silicon Valley. Our students enjoy touring headquarters and meeting fellow Broncos.