David Butler, Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company, will talk about breakthrough innovation and how Coke is building an entrepreneurial culture and capability – advancing the startup to scaleup movement.

David Butler: Advancing the Startup
to Scaleup Movement

April 15, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm

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Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, is a hard-working, self-taught young entrepreneur. His goal is to teach unemployed and underemployed aspiring small business owners, students, and recent college graduates how to quit 9-to-5s, become their own bosses, and achieve financial independence.

Scott Gerber: Never Get a “Real” Job –
My 10 Biggest Mistakes

April 15, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 pm

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This event will feature the achievements of UGA women: students, alumni and faculty. Each will present her idea and participate in a question and answer session. The session will conclude with a panel discussion on the challenges of women entrepreneurs.

April 16, 2014
10:30 - 12:00 pm

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UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur Finals

Annual campus-wide competition open to any UGA student with an idea for a start-up. A combination of American Idol and Shark Tank, participants have the opportunity to gain insight, build networks, and acquire capital to launch their business.

April 16, 2014
8:00 - 9:30 pm

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First Annual Local Arts & Culture Business Summit

A public forum for local arts and culture business owners to share experiences, best practices, and advocate for the best ways to support local arts entrepreneurs in the future.

April 17, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Amy’s lectures and workshops serve to further educate entrepreneurs on how to refine their message, engage media and create relationships with editors and bloggers, including powerful examples from across industries and around the country, plus her own art company.

Amy Flurry: Do-It-Yourself Publicity
for Entrepreneurs

April 17, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm

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ROC is a group of classically-trained musicians that has ventured into rock music. Their concert features their own arrangements of music by Radiohead, Queen, Mumford & Sons and more, zeroing in on the familiar by stepping outside of the box.

ROC: Teaching Entrepreneurship to Musicians and Artistry to Businesses

April 17, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 pm

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Jumpstart Your Idea

For entrepreneurs, it’s not only what you know, but who you know. One of the best ways to jumpstart your idea is through networking. Come to Extreme Networking for a brief coaching session on networking basics, followed by an opportunity to mingle with business professionals and practice your networking skills.

April 17, 2014
5:00 - 6:30 pm

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A Thinc. at UGA event in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber

Students, learn how to make an elevator pitch and sell your idea to a busy investor or potential partner in a few minutes time, and then get some practice doing it with real live investors and business professionals. Have some fun in the process and win a prize!

April 16, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Thinc. is a university-wide initiative designed to encourage UGA students, faculty and staff to see the world of opportunities both local and global, and to start something in response.  That “something” might be a new for-profit company or a not-for-profit social venture. It might change something in your own neighborhood or community, or it might change the world.

Thinc. fosters and promotes the spirit of entrepreneurship, broadly defined.

See a problem – solve it.

See an opportunity – seize it.

Free your potential – start something.

Mar
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all-day FastTrac TechVenture Program @ Emory University
FastTrac TechVenture Program @ Emory University
Mar 27 – May 8 all-day
 FastTrac TechVenture Program @ Emory University
The Georgia Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), in cooperation with Kaufmann Foundation, will present FastTrac TechVenture Program, a seven-week course on maximizing the potential of [...]
Apr
16
Wed
10:30 am She Started It: UGA Women Innovating @ Tate Reception Hall
She Started It: UGA Women Innovatin… @ Tate Reception Hall
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
She Started It: UGA Women Innovating @ Tate Reception Hall | Athens | Georgia | United States
Come hear from some of UGA’s most innovative and thoughtful women as they share experiences and insights about the role of women in entrepreneurship. A [...]
6:00 pm Starting Points From Successful Entrepreneurs @ Miller Learning Center 101
Starting Points From Successful Ent… @ Miller Learning Center 101
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starting Points From Successful Entrepreneurs @ Miller Learning Center 101
A panel discussion of successful entrepreneurs will share success stories and lessons learned, with a Q&A session afterwards. Done in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber. [...]
7:00 pm Seen/Unseen: Sapelo @ Ciné
Seen/Unseen: Sapelo @ Ciné
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seen/Unseen: Sapelo @ Ciné | Athens | Georgia | United States
Nestled between the tourism juggernauts of Savannah and the Golden Isles, McIntosh County, Georgia is a remarkable yet underinvestigated location in terms of its rich [...]
8:00 pm UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur Finals @ Miller Learning Center
UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur Finals @ Miller Learning Center
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur Finals @ Miller Learning Center
UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur is an annual campus-wide competition open to any UGA student with an idea for a start-up. A combination of American Idol [...]

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Engineering lab blends science with creativity

To walk through the University of Georgia's College of Engineering Medical Robotics Laboratory is to witness the inventive and synergistic play of the very, very bright. It is also a chance to witness "scenius," a term coined by Brian Eno for the blending of creativity and science.

UGA Programs focus on innovation, entrepreneurship

Innovation is anything but business as usual. That's the spirit behind a spate of offerings at UGA that are providing students with fresh approaches to business learning. From groundbreaking competitions to pioneering courses, students are finding out just how far out-of-the-box they can go.

UGA offers Social Entrepreneurship in the Arts and Sciences

In Spring semester 2014, the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will offer an innovative new course for residents of Rutherford Hall. The course, Social Entrepreneurship in the Arts and Sciences: FCID 3700S, call number 43-114, will be co-taught by Franklin College Dean Alan Dorsey and Dr. Paul Matthews, assistant director of the UGA Office of Service Learning.

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