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Ag Tech Panel: Leveraging AI to Improve the U.S. Food System

Tuesday, Dec 3, 3 pm
Room 140, Feliciano School of Business building

Join us on Tuesday, December 3rd at Montclair State University to learn how innovators in food agriculture are leveraging AI to improve the U.S. food system. PANELISTS (confirmed): Jake Joraanstad, Co-Founder, Bushel Melinda Dittmer, COO, Nexyst 360 Amy Wu, Founder and Director, From Farms to Incubators MODERATOR: Carley Graham Garcia, Exec Director, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Montclair State University BACKGROUND on Project ReFresh: This project seeks to...

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Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake – Learning from Local Leaders

Wednesday, Dec 4, 12 pm
Feliciano School of Business Room 080

An elected official is in many ways an entrepreneur - she has to build a brand, create demand for it and continue to deliver to her constituents (customers). Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake will discuss her journey to public office, building her brand, advocating for small businesses, and representing New Jerseyans. Timberlake represents legislative district 34 (Clifton, East Orange, Montclair, Orange), and serves on the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology committee, among...

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Jodie Dawson & Kristine-Ellis Petrik, Java Love - Learning from Local Leaders

Wednesday, Nov 13, 12 pm
Feliciano School of Business Room 080

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

With two locations in Montclair, Java Love is a woman-owned, artisan coffee roasting company created out of a personal mission and passion for community connection and quality coffee done right. Join us to listen to local entrepreneurs tell their startup story. Bring your lunch! Event will be held in room 080, the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

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Anna Coy, Blooms in Hand - Learning from Local Leaders

Wednesday, Nov 6, 12 pm
Feliciano School of Business Room 080

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

Blooms in Hand is a curated fresh floral delivery service that offers floral workshops and classes. Hear how Anna entered the floral design business. She's also looking to hire a paid apprentice! Join us to listen to local entrepreneurs tell their startup story. Bring your lunch! Event will be held in room 080, the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

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Learning from Local Leaders

Anna Coy, Blooms in Hand - Learning from Local Leaders

Wednesday, November 6, 12-1 p.m., SBUS 080

Blooms in Hand is a curated fresh floral delivery service that offers floral workshops and classes. Hear how Anna entered the floral design business. She's also looking to hire a paid apprentice! Join us to listen to local entrepreneurs tell their startup story. Bring your lunch! Event will be held in room 080, the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship &...

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Hear from Playa Bowls founder, and leaders from Google and YouTube

Be part of the sixth annual Women Entrepreneurship Week! 

Sign up for two events this month, featuring free pizza, inspiring talks and top-notch networking. RSVP to both events on HawkSync. 

Events at Montclair State:

Oct. 21, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

"Finding Success as Food Entrepreneurs" University Hall Conference Center, Montclair State Opening a restaurant or launching a food-related venture sounds like an enticing proposition. But what does it take to succeed as a food...

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Ori Eisen: Serial Entrepreneur with $325M Exit, Fraud Fighter

Wednesday, Oct 2, 1 pm
Feliciano School of Business Room 101

After his first company was acquired by Experian for $325 million, Ori Eisen founded Trusona. Both Trusona and Eisen’s previous company, The 41st Parameter, focus on global fraud detection and prevention. At 41st, Eisen called himself “VP of Whatever It Takes to Win.” 41st was the leading online fraud prevention and detection solution for financial institutions and e-commerce. Previously, Eisen was the Worldwide Fraud Director for American Express focusing on Internet and counterfeit...

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Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference

Wednesday, Oct 23, 8 am
1 Normal Ave. Montclair, NJ, 07043

Be inspired and hear practical advice as female founders take the stage to share how they did it while launching a startup. Conference will feature short TED-style talks from successful women entrepreneurs from a variety of industries, and a panel of tech entrepreneurs. Last year, more than 500 people attended the conference, and the event offers some of the best networking in New Jersey. Men are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

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Finding Success as Food Entrepreneurs (Women Entrepreneurship Week)

Monday, Oct 21, 6 pm
1 Normal Ave. Montclair, NJ, 07043

Opening a restaurant or launching a food venture sounds like an enticing proposition. But what does it take to succeed? Our female founders will tell their startup stories, and share tips for making it in the food industry.

Please enjoy sampling tables, including Belle John's Soul Food, Three Daughter's Baking, and LilyLyte (Vegan Snack). 

PANELISTS: RISA MAGID BOYER, chef/owner, VANILLAMORE CAROLINE MAK, director, HOT BREAD KITCHEN INCUBATES, and co-founder, BROOKLYN SODA...

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2019 Pitch Contest: BulbHead Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, May 8, 9 am
1 Normal Ave. Montclair, NJ, 07043

Our 6th Annual Pitch Contest, BulbHead.com Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, will be held on May 8, 2019 Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (come whenever you can) Location: University Hall Conference Center, 7th floor This exciting event is similar to the popular television show, Shark Tank. Watch 14 teams of Montclair State University students & alums pitch their ideas and compete for $80,000 in prizes. Schedule: Semi-Finals- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Pizza lunch- 12-1 p.m. Final Pitches- 1 -...

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Facebook VP, Carolyn Everson, at Montclair State

Tuesday, Apr 9, 6 pm
University Hall Conference Center, 7th Floor

Carolyn Everson is VP, Global Marketing Solutions, at Facebook. Everson will discuss her role at Facebook, and her career path that includes stints at Microsoft, Viacom and other companies.

Event is free and open to the public.

Location: University Hall Conference Center, 7th Floor

AGENDA:

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Networking with pizza

6:45-7:00 p.m. - Welcome remarks

7:00-8:30 p.m. - Formal program, including Q&A with the audience

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Entrepreneurial Journeys - 4 Tales of Startup Success

Monday, Mar 4, 6 pm
Feliciano School of Business Room 140
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Four entrepreneurs from a variety of industries will share their stories of launching and growing their startups. Learn from the mistakes they overcame, the highs of their success, and their tips for scaling a startup. SPEAKERS: Mike Luzio, founder and managing director, The LVE Group Anthony B. Frasier, CEO, ABF Creative Clark Lagemann, co-founder and managing partner, MedPro Wellness Lauren Farrell, founder and creative director, Lauren Farrell NY Event is free and open to the...

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Orgasmic Leadership: Entrepreneurship in the Women's Sexual Health Space

Monday, Nov 12, 6 pm
Room 101, Feliciano School of Business building

-Keynote Speaker: Rachel Braun Scherl from SPARK Solutions for Growth and author of, "Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the Coming Surge in Women's Sexual Health and Wellness." 

-Also hear from a panel of entrepreneurs!

Date: Monday, November 12 Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Location: Feliciano School of Business Room 101, 1 Normal Ave. Montclair, NJ, 07043. FREE and open to the public. Pizza will be provided!! 

**This event counts towards Red Hawk Accreditation 

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Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference

Wednesday, Oct 17, 8 am
University Hall Conference Center, 1 Normal Ave. Montclair, NJ, 07043

Our 5th annual Women Entrepreneurship Week will be celebrated worldwide in mid October in 34 states and 28 countries. But the largest celebration is nearby – at Montclair State University!  What To Expect:  -Corporate panel with executives from Google, WeWork and PSE&G -TEDx-style talks by entrepreneurs from consumer products, tech and fitness, etc.  -Panel of funders Date: Wednesday, October 17 Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Location: University Hall, 7th Floor, 1 Normal Ave. Montclair, NJ,...

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WEW-Focus on Fashion Entrepreneurs

Monday, Oct 15, 6 pm
University Hall Conference Center, 1 Normal Ave. Montclair, NJ, 07043

Our 5th annual Women Entrepreneurship Week will be celebrated worldwide in mid October in 34 states and 28 countries. But the largest celebration is nearby – at Montclair State University! Come listen to a panel of fashion entrepreneurs! What does it take to succeed in the world of fashion? A panel of women who have started fashion companies will share their stories, including tips, advice, lessons learned and more. Speakers include Fabiola Arias, owner and designer at Fabiola Arias...

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$80,000 student contest - BulbHead Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepeneurs

Wednesday, May 2, 9 am
University Hall 7th floor conference center

 

With $80,000 in prizes up for grabs, 14 teams of Montclair State students will pitch innovative product and service ideas during our fifth annual pitch contest. Any student at Montclair State was eligible to apply to be in the contest, and the 14 teams have been chosen from an earlier round of the contest that included submission of a short video and executive summary. Come and be part of the excitement, and cheer on these student entrepreneurs! (If you can't stay the whole...

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BulbHead.com Bright Ideas Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, May 3, 8 am
University Hall, Conference Center, 7th Floor

With a $10,000 cash prize up for grabs, 21 teams of Montclair State students will pitch innovative product and service ideas during our fourth annual pitch contest. This year, any student at Montclair State was eligible to apply to be in the contest, greatly increasing the number of teams in contention. More than 50 teams were in contention, and now 21 teams will pitch for the $10,000 prize on May 3. 

Come and be part of the excitement, and cheer on these student entrepreneurs! (If...

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Trump's First 100 Days: What It Might Mean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Monday, Jan 30, 6 pm
Room 101, Feliciano School of Business

Donald J. Trump was an unconventional candidate, and many expect him to be an unconventional president. What will this mean in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship?

Join us as our panel of experts provides insight on how a Trump administration could impact entrepreneurs, startup founders, innovators and inventors. You’ll hear from:

· Two of the state’s most well-respected political strategists/consultants, Democrat Julie Roginsky and Republican Michael DuHaime. What...

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Cookies & Cartoons

Tuesday, Dec 13, 12 pm
Room 080, basement of Feliciano School of Business building (across from Venture Cafe)

Want a sweet break from studying? Come by for free cookies, and stay to watch some cartoons. 

Part of "Destress for Finals Week."

If you have a cartoon request, email it to: entrepreneurs@montclair.edu

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Eureka! Turning Scientific Discoveries into Gold

Thursday, Nov 10, 6 pm
7th Floor Conference Center, University Hall

Today is perhaps the most important moment in time for bringing science and technology together through entrepreneurship – we know more scientifically than we ever have, and new knowledge is being added daily. How can entrepreneurs connect with experts in science and technology to form meaningful, and potentially profitable, partnerships? Those of us making novel discoveries at universities would like to see our discoveries used for the benefit of society. This panel discussion will...

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Financial Fitness

Wednesday, Nov 2, 6 pm
Feliciano School of Business, Room 101 (Register outside MPR)

Are you financially fit? What you do now will pay big dividends later. Two experts will offer tips and strategies for achieving financial fitness at this event. While this event will have a focus on financial fitness for women, men are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Speakers:  Karolina Dehnhard, counsel, Budd Larner  Mary Jo White, senior VP and financial advisor, Morgan Stanley  

Agenda:   6:00-6:45 p.m. Networking with pizza   6:45-7:00 p.m. Welcome and 30-second...

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Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference

Wednesday, Oct 19, 8 am
Conference Center, 7th Floor University Hall

Packed with content for entrepreneurs (wherever they are on the spectrum of starting or growing a business), this conference is also useful for C-suite executives who want to hear the latest on juggling it all, taking risks, and finding tips for success. Don't miss this exciting conference, which is the signature event of Women Entrepreneurship Week.

Men are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.

Event is free and open to the public. Food will be...

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Power Play: What Makes Women Great Leaders

Tuesday, Oct 18, 6 pm
Conference Center, 7th Floor University Hall

What does power look like for a woman? Are there differences in how women leaders use power versus men? Is power a dirty word? Our all-star panel will share tips for being a leader as a woman, especially in traditionally male-dominated fields. Panel will include viewpoints from the worlds of entrepreneurship, corporate, nonprofit and politics.

Men are welcome and encouraged to attend this event, which is part of Women Entrepreneurship Week.

Event is free and open to the...

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TeleBrands Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, May 4, 9 am
University Hall, Conference Center on 7th floor

A $10,000 prize is at stake in Montclair State's version of "Shark Tank," where teams of student entrepreneurs will compete to determine who has the best pitch for their product/service innovation.

The third annual TeleBrands Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs will crown one student team the winner of bragging rights, and the $10,000 prize. Don't miss this day of anticipation and excitement, while cheering for our student teams.

Because of the growing interest in our...

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