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November 2020

Virtual: Culture May Eat Strategy for Breakfast, But Strategy Is The Menu w/ Craig Paxson

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this session, you will learn how to define and execute a plan to compete in the marketplace and get the results you desire. At the end of this session, you will have a plan of daily actions to take to increase your profits, every year, and live the life you want. Register for the virtual event here.

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Virtual: Transforming Your Fear During COVID w/ Daniel Pawlus

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Transforming YOUR Fear during Covid will address how you identify fear, how it manifests in the workplace and in business relationships and what you can do to move yourself and your business forward. Daniel Pawlus grew up in Rockford, IL in a family-owned lawn and garden business.  He went on to create an eclectic career across the entertainment, corporate communications, and national non-profit industries in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. He's served as a creative director and account…

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Virtual: Launching a Venture – HSTN, Your Smart Home Control Center

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Gain insight into Owen’s strategy for helping develop successful entrepreneurs led by Michael R. Burcham, Senior Lecturer of entrepreneurship, & Faculty Director, Center for Entrepreneurship in conversation with his students, Travis Welwood (MBA’21), Rowdy Vass (BA’11, MBA’21), whose team developed a solution and business plan for the Smart Home market that garnered a virtual $1.1 million from angel investors. This is the first session of Owen Forward, a weeklong virtual celebration featuring students, alumni, and faculty. Owen Forward comprises student-led presentations…

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Virtual: Going Contactless In a Post-COVID World w/ Corey Grissom

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Diving into the importance and implementation of contactless solutions for venues, events, and small businesses. Aloompa is powering the worlds events as the leading provider of best-in-class mobile and software applications for music, food, conference and community focused events in the U.S. and abroad. At the core they are building products with meaningful data collectors and insights that draw conclusions and create actions. Aloompa's powerful Presence platform combines advanced geofencing and Bluetooth beacons to create a reaction-based digital environment at…

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The Hult Prize @ Vanderbilt Competition

November 13

The Hult Prize is a global case competition in which students are placed into interdisciplinary teams from across Vanderbilt's graduate programs to come up with a business solution to one of humanity's great challenges. This year's challenge is "Food for Good: Transforming food into a vehicle for change," and the aim will be to create jobs, stimulating economies, reimagining supply chains, and improving outcomes for 10,000,000 people by 2030. On November 13th, your team will pitch your solution to a…

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Virtual: Innovation Open Mic

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In collaboration with I-Corps South at Georgia Institute of Technology, the Wond’ry hosts a monthly Innovation Open Mic event, where aspiring innovators are invited to practice presenting their ideas and projects to a panel of entrepreneurial experts and mentors.  Whether a business, non-profit, technology, or invention, all ideas are welcome.  At the end of each event, presenters receive feedback from the mentor panel to help them improve their projects. Applications are now OPEN for the November Innovation Open Mic! This…

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