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Students who complete the Managing Technology and Innovation Concentration are eligible to have the Concentration noted on their transcripts (please see the Bulletin for the list of requirements). Take advantage of this focused set of courses to deepen your overall understanding of: the innovation context, organizing for innovation (both large firm issues and start-ups), the process of innovation (team and project management), and systems design.
I am the MTI Concentration Advisor and host this blog to keep SCU Technology and Innovation students connected with current events related to the Concentration, and to events of general interest to our community. I also host a personal blog focused on technology and organizations. Welcome.
The California Program for Entrepreneurship is an initiative of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. The CAPE provides education and mentoring to emerging entrepreneurs to help them develop and implement business plans that will contribute to the growth and well-being of the California economy.
Dan Aguiar of the CIE passed this invitation along:
On next Tuesday, March 15, Churchill Club is presenting a panel discussion called, “Innovating Our Way Back: How Will Technology & Innovation Create the Next Big Thing for American Businesses and Workers?” at the Crowne Plaza in Palo Alto. We have complementary seats for you and your students who are interested and available. The event includes a buffet dinner.
Below are further details, including instructions for how to RSVP. We just ask that if they RSVP, that they do actually attend. I hope there will be some interest from your group!
Title: Innovating Our Way Back: How Will Technology & Innovation Create the Next Big Thing for American Businesses and Workers?
Amit Chatterjee, CEO, Hara
Judy Estrin, CEO, JLABS
Stratton Sclavos, Partner, Radar Partners; former President & CEO, Verisign
Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
Martin Giles, US Technology Correspondent, The Economist
From Silicon Valley to Washington, DC, there is universal agreement that innovation is the answer to re-invigorating the American economy and creating a more secure future for American workers. Join those on the front line of innovation--building companies, investing and guiding start-ups and working with our nation's political leaders--for a night that looks at how America makes a comeback.
Co-Sponsored by Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship & Global Women's Leadership Network
We are pleased to bring Australian Entrepreneur Alicia Castillo Holley to campus for an informative session on Thursday, February 10 in Lucas Hall Reddy Executive Classroom (106). Topic: From Brain to Gain -- What makes good innovations into SUCCESSFUL innovations?
Location: Lucas Hall 106, Reddy Executive Classroom RSVP and Map
Thanks to a generous partner, Cisco, we have a WebEx connection available! Join us along with some of Alicia's colleagues from Australia. See directions after signature block.
1. Go to https://gwln.webex.com/gwln/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".
Music & Dance Building
This event is FREE of charge
About Our Speaker:
Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an "online magazine rack" of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki is the author of ten books including Enchantment (available in March 2011), Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. He holds a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
We look forward to welcoming Guy to the SCU campus for his talk on The Art of Enchantment. In this speech, Guy explains how to influence people's hearts, minds and actions. His message is that the goal is not to get your own way but to bring about voluntary, enduring and delightful change. The power of enchantment enables you to maneuver through difficult decisions, break entrenched habits, defy the wisdom of crowds and get colleagues to work for long-term, mutually beneficial goals. Topics include how to achieve likebility and trustworthiness, how to overcome resistance, how to enchant people who work for you and how to enchant your boss.
On behalf of the Santa Clara Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara Entrepreneurship Organization, and the SCU Career Center, we'd like to invite your company to participate in the Startup Expo, hosted at Santa Clara University.
This career fair is focused on offering startups a personal and intimate setting, perfect for recruiting exceptional talent from the Santa Clara University student body. Students are looking for paid or unpaid internships and part-time or full-time employment.
We are confident that your participation will increase visibility on-campus by meeting with students from a wide variety of majors.
The event will take place on February 22nd, from 5:30-7:30pm. A table will be provided for your company, as well as a meal for your representatives.
Best of all, it's free to participate! Register at
Today’s innovation is a social sport. Little modern innovation takes place in secluded skunk works. Instead, innovation in all kinds of organizations is taking place throughout the organization or crossing organizational boundaries. This is not a description of chaos, but rather an efficient process leveraging social networks and collaborative platforms.
Join us Jan 14th in a half-day discussion with leaders from industry, education, and government around the boundaries, methods, and tools of this new innovation ecosystem.
Monday | Jan 24, 2011 | 7 - 8:30 p.m. | St. Clare Room, Learning Commons 3rd floor
Play When Reality is Broken: Videogames and the Recovery of the Future
Co-sponsored with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the High Tech Law Institute
A talk by Jane McGonigal, author of "Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Happy and How They Can Change the World" (Penguin 2011) and director of game research and development for the Institute for the Future. In this groundbreaking exploration of the power and future of gaming, McGonigal reveals how we can use the lessons of game design to fix what is wrong with the real world.
“We’re at the beginning of a new era for social Internet innovators who are re-imagining and re-inventing a Web of people and places, looking beyond documents and websites,” said KPCB partner John Doerr. “There’s never been a better time than now to start a new social venture.”
Entrepreneurs' Connection invites all SCU students to participate the in internal Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)
The SCU Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) is, in essence, a "reverse business plan competition". Compared to a traditional business plan competition, where teams participate as entrepreneurs seeking venture capital funding, student teams in the VCIC assume the role of venture capitalists and evaluate and "fund" investment opportunities.Select teams evaluate real business opportunities presented by entrepreneurs currently seeking funding, while being judged by experienced venture capitalists.
VCIC is a rigorous and enriching experience that any graduate would not want to miss.
Also, exciting prizes to be won!
Real Business Plans.
Real Venture Capitalists and Angels
Real strategic competition.
Application Deadline - Oct 27th 2010 11:59pm, Wednesday
Mandatory training - Nov 5th, Friday
Internal VCIC - November 20th 2010, Sat, 8am - 5pm
We need volunteers for many events, including the Internal and Regional VCIC. Volunteering is also a great opportunity to get hands-on experience with Entrepreneurs Connection and learn about leadership roles for next year! Volunteers involved with VCIC will also have access to the event – a great opportunity to hear entrepreneur pitches and learn about the VC investment process.A volunteer orientation (for Internal VCIC) will be held very soon. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at:firstname.lastname@example.org
From CSTS: Friday, October 1 deadline for the annual Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) Grant Program is quickly approaching.
Faculty members may receive grants up to $5,000, whereas student grants may be up to $2,000 for single investigators and up to $3,000 for teams of students. Last year, over $30,000 was awarded, with approximately $20,000 going to faculty projects, and $10,000 going to student projects.
The mission of the CSTS is to promote the use of science and technology for social benefit, fulfilling Santa Clara University's commitment to fashioning a more just, humane, and sustainable world. The grant program is one vehicle for doing so; examples of research areas of relevance include, but are not limited to:
- investigation of the interfaces among science, technology, and society;
- research, development, or application of science and/or technology for social benefit. In this context, sustainable, clean energy technologies are particularly well aligned with the Center's current sector focus in its signature GSBI program.
The CIE has co-sponsored an upcoming Ring Knockers event this Thursday, September 23, featuring CIE Advisory Board Member George Sollman, and LinkedIn VP of Marketing Patrick Crane. Also at this meeting will be Albert Smith, a partner at Fenwick & West.
Throughout PARC's speaker series on OPEN, we've seen that "open" is both a concept and a practice that cuts across industries and business problems. Open innovation, in particular, has gone from a buzzword to a business necessity. In this series-closing talk, Jennifer will share insights on "open" and "innovation", including strategies for identifying, conceptualizing, and implementing new business opportunities. She will also share insights on where open innovation in practice is really headed... Because if everyone does it, how do organizations differentiate themselves, their products, their services??
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jennifer Ernst has developed partnerships with companies around the globe, helping conceptualize and implement new business opportunities. She expanded PARC's impact into multiple new industries and secured licensing and co-development relationships with companies in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Prior to helping found PARC's client services team, Jennifer led external and internal communications through PARC's transition from corporate lab to research company. She has roughly 20 years experience in innovation, including experience in marketing, sales, and business development based on advanced technology research. From this cross-functional vantage, she has a deep understanding of the practices that foster creativity and make it possible to move ideas from concept to market. Jennifer speaks regularly about innovation to C-level executives of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies, international government leaders, industry analysts and business schools such as IMD, IESE, Haas, Wharton, and Stanford. Jennifer holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in Radio/Television from San Francisco State University. She is a former member of The Conference Board's Council on Innovation and a current member of Tech Connect Advisory Board.
NO PARC FORUM: September 16 and 23 (closed for private event)
UPCOMING: The next PARC Forum talk will be Thursday September 30 at 6:00pm (with networking and light refreshments beginning at 5:30) -- Bob Sutton of Stanford University on Good Boss, Bad Boss: http://bit.ly/bhdvdA
This Fall's MGMT 548 Social Benefit Entrepreneurship will focus on technology-based social ventures. This version of the course is available as an MTI elective.
This course is a very practical experience giving much insights into social benefit entrepreneurship. The course achieves this through readings, case studies, & business model and sustainability analysis/assessment for existing social benefit ventures. This year the course is taught by eminent Santa Clara University Professors, Dr. Eric Carlson and Dr. Jim Koch. If you are interested in learning how you can apply your business skills in a real world scenario, you'll find great inspiration in taking this course. By attending the GSBI business plan presentations, you can learn more about the social ventures and the entrepreneurs who you might be working with as part of the case studies in fall. (More on GSBI business plan presentations: http://www.scu.edu/sts/PublicEngagement/speakers/gsbibpp.cfm )