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October 2021

Owen-Owned Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight: Alcoholic Beverage Industry Panel

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Vanderbilt E. Bronson Ingram College Great Room

This is an invite-only event, hosted by Vanderbilt's Owen Alumni Engagement Team. This panel will feature Owen Alumni in the alcoholic beverage industry. When: Thursday, October 21 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Where: Vanderbilt E. Bronson Ingram College Great Room Panelists: Dave Ficeli, MBA ‘99, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, CeLLar D Wines and C. Elizabeth Wines Michael Collins, MBA ’00, Co-Owner, Pennington Distilling Co Hank Ingram, MBA ’16, O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey Paige Parker, MBA ’22, Owner, Happenstance Whiskey  

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November 2021

BrainTrust Set to Scale: Creating Your 2022 Strategic Plan

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This event is exclusive for members. As you scale to the $1million mark, the biggest hurdle you’ll probably face as Founder and CEO is getting out of the day-to-day. Your long-term success and sustainability requires you to pull up and focus on high level strategic moves that will help you scale quickly but not rapidly. Creating your strategic plan for 2022 and aligning your team with good habits and accountability to it will help you grow faster and smarter.  …

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C4E Whiteboard & Wine

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What:  Brainstorm ideas for your next venture over a drink with fellow Vanderbilt students! When:  Wednesday, November 3rd | 6:00 PM Where:  To be announced

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November Firestarter Pitches

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A fixture of Owen programming for more than a decade, the Firestarter sessions provide a low-pressure environment where students can pitch their early-stage startup ideas. Students walk through their concept for five minutes, followed by another five minutes of Q&A. Judges from the Nashville entrepreneur community provide feedback. Each session, the judges select a winner, who receives a gift card of $500. However, the real value comes from getting feedback early in the startup process, before students have invested too…

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NEC Pitch for Good 2021: Consumer Goods Edition

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On Thursday, November 18th, from 12-1p the Nashville Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a virtual elevator pitch competition for Tennessee entrepreneurs in the consumer goods space. An independent panel of experts will be selecting 6 total entrepreneurs to conduct a 1-minute elevator pitch to a panel of judges and an open audience. The top voted entrepreneur in each of the following stages will be awarded a financial grant: Stage 1: $0-25,000 in revenue Stage 2: $25,000+ in revenue Crowd favorite (selected by audience)…

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