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November 2021

NEC Pitch for Good 2021: Consumer Goods Edition

November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

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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December 2021

Owen Owned: APAC Entrepreneurship Panel

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
Virtual

Join Owen Graduate School of Management for Owen Owned: APAC Entrepreneurship Panel. Panelists include: Austin Na, MBA ‘95, Chief Executive and Chairman, O-Net Technologies; Anand Kumar, MBA ‘91, Co-founder & Partner, Gateway Partners; Prashant Khemka, MBA ‘98, Founder, White Oak Capital Management; and Xiaoyan Jiang, MBA ’01, Founder, Prime Number Capital. The panel will be hosted by Stacie Pawlicki, the Director for the Vanderbilt Center for Entrepreneurship. These incredible alumni will discuss their experience as entreprenuers in Asia and what…

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Nashville BrainTrust Lowdown – Virtual

December 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BrainTrust, Sunset Place 2400 Sunset Place
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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Join us at the BrainTrust Lowdown and learn how our members grow their businesses to $1MM 5x faster than the national average. You'll hear from BrainTrust's Founder and CEO, Sherry Deutschmann, about her vision for BrainTrust and how the company's unique peer-to-peer learning platform helps women entrepreneurs grow and scale their organizations. Space is limited! Register for free to save your spot.

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VINES Demo Day: Shark Tank Edition

December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Wond’ry, 2414 Highland Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
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The Vanderbilt Innovation & Entrepreneurship Society (VINES) is beyond excited to host their semester-end pitch competition, Demo Day: Shark Tank Edition! Do you have an idea you want to hear honest feedback on? Do you want to practice pitching? Most importantly, is your idea going to win you $500?!   Join us to pitch in front of industry expert "sharks", polish your idea in open office hours with mentors, and take home a big cash prize! The event will be on December 4th…

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12/6: Owen Forward: Money Revolution

December 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us on Monday, December 6 from 5PM - 6PM CT for Owen Forward: Money Revolution – A Conversation with Author Shaun Rowles (EMBA'12). This event will include a panel discussion with Shaun Rowles and Professor Luke Froeb, William C. Oehmig Chair in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Shaun and Luke will discuss Shaun's new book, Money Revolution: Fintech Disruption from Bullion to Bitcoin, which cracks open a treasure chest of history to show us why money, as we know it, is the result of frequent technological…

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NEC InFlight ’21-22 First Look

December 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Nashville Entrepreneurship Center, 41 Peabody St
Nashville, 37210 United States
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Join us on Tue, Dec. 14 to hear from the newest InFlight cohort of up-and-coming Nashville startups. Now in its fourth year, InFlight is a year-long program supporting the growth and development of high-growth startups in Nashville from any industry. During this event, each team will do a brief 1-2 minute pitch and have opportunities to connect. Register here.

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January 2022

1/26: January Firestarter Pitches

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for the first Firestarter Pitches of the new year! Interested in new business ideas or have a new business concept worth pitching? Register for this month's Firestarter pitches on January 18th for a chance to pitch to local investors, receive critical feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and win $500.  What:  Pitch a business concept to investor panelists When:  Wednesday, January 26th | 5:30 PM Where:  Virtual Open to participating teams and anyone looking to experience a live virtual pitch competition. To…

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February 2022

2/4: C4E Venture Capital Short Course Workshop

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Owen Graduate School of Management – WML Classroom
Free

Join the Vanderbilt Center for Entrepreneurship (C4E) for a short course workshop on Venture Capital, with Andrew Goldner, CEO of GrowthX. About this event: This workshop is for future funders and founders. It's for entrepreneurs who might want to raise venture capital and anyone interested in a career in venture capital. It will prepare entrepreneurs to understand to the non-obvious characteristics of venture capital, avoid the most common mistakes when raising capital, and confidently pitch, negotiate term sheets, and close…

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2/9: Wond’rys Innovation Open Mic

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Want to get the undivided attention of a cast of founders, CEOs, and other experts to listen to your idea for a new product, service, or technology and provide feedback? University-affiliated innovators can apply to present their idea at our next Innovation Open Mic. 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…

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2/11: C4E Entrepreneurial Sales Short Course Workshop

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Owen Graduate School of Management – WML Classroom

Join the Vanderbilt C4E for a short course workshop on Entrepreneurial Sales, with Andrew Goldner, CEO of GrowthX. About this event: Traction speaks louder than words (and pitch decks). In this workshop you will learn the steps that founders need to take when bringing innovation to market and how to identify and avoid the most common failure points in the process. About GrowthX: GrowthX is a venture capital fund run by operators with extensive go-to-market experience. We invest at the…

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