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Lean LaunchPad® Educators Seminar
This workshop is a 2-day program (November 6-7) designed for entrepreneurship faculty who want to learn the basics of integrating Lean Startup principles into their teaching. You will learn key techniques for building a curriculum that you can adapt to your institutional environment and needs and put to immediate use. Space is limited, sign up today to attend the new and improved workshop in Boston.
We are seeking proposals for areas that will support the emerging generation of inventors and innovators and the i&e ecosystems critical to their success. We provide grants of up to $30,000 to help fund and support faculty with innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market. Applications are due November 8.
OPEN Minds 2018
Cap off the conference with the must-attend OPEN Minds showcase and reception. Our top student E-Teams will demonstrate their ground-breaking innovations and practice their pitches to faculty, VentureWell’s extended staff and funders. Attendees will receive $1 million in Venture Bucks to “invest” in the team (or teams) they like best. At the end of the night, the team receiving the most Venture Bucks will win a $3,000 prize. The second- and third-place teams will win $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. Are you an E-Team? If so, apply to participate in the exhibition and training. Learn More
E-Team Grant Program
Our E-Team program provides early-stage funding of up to $25,000 and cultivates opportunities for student STEM inventors and innovators to move ideas out of the lab and into the market. Applications are due February 7.
Other Community Events and Funding Opportunities
Echoing Green Fellowship
The Echoing Green Fellowship is for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels. Talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not—which is why Echoing Green invests in talent wherever it is. Fellows represent diverse ethnic, religious, and gender experiences, with varied educational, economic, and geographic backgrounds.Applications accepted September 26 – October 24, 2017.
2018 KEEN National Conference
The 2018 KEEN National Conference is taking place January 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. Register to learn from thought leaders and experts across engineering disciplines in interactive workshops, keynote presentations, and an expo. You’ll leave the conference with tools you can immediately implement, including faculty engagement strategies, pedagogical approaches, and curricular and extra-curricular examples. Registration closes November 1.
athenahealth’s More Disruption Please (MDP) Hackathon
Join athenahealth’s More Disruption Please innovation team in Watertown, MA for their annual Hackathon on November 4-5. The hackathon will challenge hackers to build a hospital in the cloud by developing solutions that replace the archaic, pre-internet technologies that currently dominate hospital IT, and bring healthcare into the digital age. $6,000 in prizes will be awarded!
Greenbuild Conference and Expo Boston 2017
Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose. The event takes place in Boston, November 8-10, 2017.
Global Accelerator Learning Initiative Competition
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to answer a key question for the field of entrepreneurship by analyzing GALI’s unique, global dataset on early stage entrepreneurs. The competition is open to individuals and teams from universities around the world. The winning submission will be published on www.galidata.org and will be awarded a prize of $2,000. Submissions are due December 1.
Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) Startup Accelerator
Core training, meetings, and events are held in “one long weekend a month” bootcamps, featuring hands-on training, expert-led lectures, peer collaboration, advisor office hours, and practice judging rounds. Teams then participate in a public showcase and rounds of competition for awards. Applications are due today, October 18 and the program runs January through May in Springfield, Massachusetts.