Tag Archive for entrepreneurship

Gabriel Mirelez ‘23 ties for first place in Connecticut Collegiate Business Plan Competition

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On November 13, 2020, Gabriel Mirelez ’23 competed in the Connecticut Collegiate Business Plan Competition, an annual competition organized by the Entrepreneurship Foundation. The Entrepreneurship Foundation is a 501c3 which exists “to provide effective resources for Educators ​and Entrepreneurs.” The competition offered $30,000 in startup grants and $5,000 in startup services to the eight student venture…

A guide to the Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Wesleyan students are known to be bold and creative thinkers who are not just learners but also makers. However, it can be difficult for students to figure out where to start when they have an idea they want to build or when they feel drawn to get involved with other students’ entrepreneurial projects. This post…

$10k Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is hosted and organized by the Center for Women and Financial Independence, Smith College’s initiative devoted to the support of innovation and entrepreneurship. Last year, three Wesleyan students made it to the trade show round!  The competition is designed to give undergraduate entrepreneurs an experience that will…

I Changed My Mind About Entrepreneurship

As director of Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, I work to support students who want to tackle the world’s pressing problems with innovative, disruptive, system-changing, scalable, sustainable solutions. In other words: to support entrepreneurs. Well, I have a confession. For a long time, I believed that most mission-driven students should not, in fact, innovate…

Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Healthcare (lunch and talk on 5/6 with Jonathan Bush ’93, CEO of athenahealth)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Wesleyan Career Center present Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health CareA lunch and talk with Jonathan Bush ’93 Wednesday, May 612-1 p.m.Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue CSS major Jonathan Bush has seen the health care industry from all angles, first…

How to Write a Winning Business Plan and Do a Stellar Presentation (lunch and lecture by Rebecca Knight ’98, 4/20)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship presents HOW TO WRITE A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN & DO A STELLAR PRESENTATION A workshop and lunch with Rebecca Knight ’98, Freelance journalist, 2015 Kim-Frank Family University Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan, and Harvard Business Review columnist    Monday, April 2012-1 p.m.Usdan 108 Lunch will be provided. Please register here. Whether you are seeking funding…

Kai Wesleyan in NYC

Kai Entrepreneurship Wesleyan – a student group promoting openness, inclusion, and community in entrepreneurship – will travel to New York City on Saturday, April 4 the visit with several alumni who are working in the tech scene. Transportation, lunch, and dinner will be provided, and applications are due on March 28. Check their blog for…