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March 2021

Virtual: Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference 2021

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join the Vanderbilt Center for Entrepreneurship as we bring alumni, students, entrepreneurs, and investors together for a day focused on the challenges and rewards of business creation and growth. You will have the opportunity to hear from some of our most successful entrepreneurial alumni on an array of topics, watch a live student pitch competition, and understand insights from investors who provide capital for growth. Throughout the greater Nashville region, the entrepreneurial ecosystem is growing rapidly. The Vanderbilt Center for…

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September 2021

C4E Whiteboard & Wine

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Averbuch Auditorium

What:  Brainstorm ideas for your next venture over a drink with fellow Vanderbilt students! When:  Monday, September 28th | 6:30 PM Where: Averbuch Auditorium

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Launching The Venture

September 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

11 student teams will present and pitch their final ideas to entrepreneurs and investors.

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October 2021

October Firestarter Pitches

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Vanderbilt C4E presents the first Firestarter Pitches of the academic year! Join us Wednesday, October 20th to pitch your early-stage startup ideas in a low-pressure environment. There are only 5 spots available to present - don't miss this opportunity to obtain feedback from Nashville investors and potentially win $500 toward your venture. To register to pitch, email with your background and 1-2 sentences about your business concept. Location: TBD

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November 2021

OVEC’s Whiteboard & Wine

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What:  Brainstorm ideas for your next venture over a drink with fellow Vanderbilt students! When:  Tuesday, November 2nd | 6:30 - 7:30 PM Where:  Averbuch Classroom

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November Firestarter Pitches

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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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