CU Entrepreneurship Week
A flurry of events this week as CU shows their support for entrepreneurship.
Tech Transfer/ Boulder Innovation Center luncheon. 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., University Memorial Center. Starting Companies at CU: Technology Entrepreneurship Luncheon celebrating CU-Boulder faculty entrepreneurs, and offering an inside ‘faculty perspective’ at a recent CU spinout. RSVP required. Please register online. For more information about the event and how to register, please visit: https://www.cu.edu/techtransfer/about/educationalseminars/2009/TTO-BICEntrepreneurshipLunch.pdf.
Location: University Memorial Center, Glenn Miller Ballroom
Please Join [email protected] for a dynamic and varied discussion on the definitions of social entrepreneurship (SE). Learn more about SE activities in our community! The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Social Entrepreneurship for Economic Development ([email protected]) is an interdisciplinary research group involved in emerging research on social entrepreneurship and sustainable community development (SCD). As a growing field, social entrepreneurship intersects with multiple disciplines ranging from business and engineering to geography and political science. To respond to student and faculty interest, many CU departments are incorporating SE modules into their programs. [email protected] provides an outlet for intra-university collaboration by uniting departments to work together on a common set of research interests and goals. The multidisciplinary team includes faculty and students from the Schools of Architecture and Planning, Business, Engineering, Social Sciences, Medicine, and Journalism and Mass Communication.
Location: University Memorial Center, Room 247, Boulder, Colorado
This social event and fundraiser, connecting the current generation of Entrepreneurs to the next, will honor Brad Feld, David Cohen and three Colorado IT-based start-ups (Lefthand Networks, Rally Software, and Solidware) for their contributions and impact to the Colorado entrepreneurial community and ecosystem. Please reach out to Anna Noschese ([email protected]) for additional details.
Location: Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Phil Weiser, Professor of Law and Telecommunications, will interview local venture capitalist Brad Feld on topics ranging from financing strategies for start-ups to the nature of innovation to what makes a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem to managing work-life balance. Readers of Brad’s blog already appreciate that his insights and wit are not to be missed.
Location: Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building, 2450 Kittredge Loop Road, Boulder, CO 80309
On April 15, 2009, the Silicon Flatirons Center will present Glenn Jones, one of the finest entrepreneurs to come out of CU Law and a cable industry pioneer, as our featured entrepreneur in our Entrepreneurs Unplugged series. Widely viewed as an important developer of the modern cable industry, Mr. Jones is also pioneering the development of distance education opportunities using the Internet.
Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a monthly event that features successful entrepreneurs sharing their experiences with University of Colorado students and faculty. Our series has brought serial entrepreneurs ranging from Paul Berberian to Sue Kunz to Dan Caruso to campus. We are very pleased to present Glenn Jones as our featured speaker during Entrepreneurship Week.
Location: Wolf Law Building, 2450 Kittredge Loop Road Boulder, CO 80309
Commentators, policymakers, and businesses often talk about an “entrepreneurial ecosystem.” The conception, however, remains undefined. In this conference, we will take a critical look at the idea of an entrepreneurial ecosystem, examining how it facilitates innovation. In particular, we will evaluate the ingredients that enable a local community to develop an entrepreneurial culture and reach a critical mass of inventive activity. Moreover, we will evaluate how entrepreneurs are able to recognize what inventions truly matter—i.e., are “disruptive” in the sense that they can make a big impact on an established market. In so doing, we will also ask what pitfalls there are along the way where firms seeking to take advantage of such opportunities either make the right or wrong strategic and tactical judgments. The lineup for the 2009 conference, “Putting The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Perspective,” features, among others, Governor Bill Ritter and academic stand-outs Karl Ulrich (Wharton School of Business) and Anno Saxenian (University of California-Berkeley’s Information School).
Location: Wittemeyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building, 2450 Kittredge Loop Road Boulder, CO 80309
Make sure to make it to at least one event!