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February 2021

Virtual: Firestarter Pitches

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual

It almost sounds like an open mic night at a coffee shop: where Vanderbilt students gather in a classroom to try out new material. But students aren’t testing jokes or reading poetry — instead, they’re pitching business ideas. 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…

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Virtual: Redefining Resilience – Leveraging Inclusive Leadership to Thrive Through Change

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual

Cultivating resilience professionally requires an intricate understanding of how we navigate adversity. As leaders change and challenge help to focus on our priorities while establishing a purpose-driven approach to inspire and equip everyone on our team to thrive. Resilience isn’t about bouncing back from adversity but rather a resilient mindset enables us to extrapolate the lessons from change and challenge to journey forward more effectively and efficiently. With compelling storytelling, engaging delivery, and an on-stage and on-screen presence that instantly…

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March 2021

Virtual: Speaker Series – Kathy Thomas

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

owner/CEO of Kathy Thomas Photography & Collective615;  never let lack of experience stop her from taking bold leaps to new career paths. Kathy got her feet wet in retail with GAP; this resulted in Kathy falling in love with talent management and fashion.  Kathy worked her way up through the industry to become a high-level multi-store manager, operation director, and talent acquisition expert for brands Lucky Brand Jeans, INTERMIX, and Louis Vuitton. She then left that career path to start…

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Virtual: Firestarter Pitches

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual

It almost sounds like an open mic night at a coffee shop: where Vanderbilt students gather in a classroom to try out new material. But students aren’t testing jokes or reading poetry — instead, they’re pitching business ideas. 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…

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Virtual: Annual Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference 2021

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virtual

WHO: For entrepreneurs, investors, students, alumni, and professionals. Everyone is welcome! The Nashville entrepreneurial ecosystem is growing rapidly and Vanderbilt intends to help spur that development. Join us as we bring innovative individuals together for a day of conversations centered on ideation, growth, and investing in the startup space. WHAT: Learn from expert panelists. Join the conversation. Network with industry leaders. Guest speakers and panelist to be shared shortly. WHEN: March 26, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM WHERE:…

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April 2021

Virtual: Firestarter Pitches

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual

It almost sounds like an open mic night at a coffee shop: where Vanderbilt students gather in a classroom to try out new material. But students aren’t testing jokes or reading poetry — instead, they’re pitching business ideas. 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…

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