Calendar of Events:

September 9th

Seed Grant Workshop: THE CONCEPT: Defining the value proposition, identifying the target market; and establishing the competitive advantage.

Date: 9/9/2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

Location: Manchester 121

Link: http://entrepreneurship.wfu.ed...

In order to be successful, a venture needs to have a clear and compelling competitive advantage.  To identify that competitive advantage, it is important to understand and define the value your product or services brings to the market;  and to understand the industry and where the market potential is, to know specifically who the intended target is and why they would be motivated to buy.  This workshop will help you understand how to do this analysis.

 

September 10th

Make Every Bite Count

Date: 9/10/2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Brendle Hall

During this moderated discussion, a panel of entrepreneurs will discuss the importance of biodiversity and sustainable land and water use to a resilient food system.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.

 

September 11th

Seed Grant Workshop: THE MODEL: Deciding the pricing and selling vehicle(s); building the promotion plan; producing and delivering the product or service.

Date: 9/11/2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

Location: Manchester 121

Link: http://entrepreneurship.wfu.ed...


 

If you are wondering…How will I price my product? How will I promote my product or service? How will I source and deliver my product or service? What are the key success factors? … then don’t miss this workshop. This workshop will consider the basic elements of the business model and how they work together.

 

Meet and Greet with Entrepreneur in Residence, Troy Knauss

Date: 9/11/2014

Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Green Room of Reynolda Hall

Knauss, an angel investor and start-up expert, has over 20 years of experience in growth management, brand building, software development, marketing and e-commerce sales channels.

 

September 16th

Seed Grant Workshop: THE FINANCIALS: Forecasting revenues and costs; identifying funds needed to start and sustain operations; creating a pro forma profit and loss statement.

Date: 9/16/2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

Location: Manchester 121

Link: http://entrepreneurship.wfu.ed...

This workshop will help you understand how to put together the financial model so that the business is sustainable. If you have an idea and are wondering…How much money do I need to get started? How should I set up the model so I have cash to operate the business? How will I ensure that the venture is sustainable? How should I price my product or service to be both competitive and profitable?... then this workshop is for you.

 

September 18th

Seed Grant Workshop: THE PROPOSAL: Telling a compelling story; polishing the written proposal; developing the oral presentation.

Date: 9/18/2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

Location: Manchester 121

Link: http://entrepreneurship.wfu.ed...

Often entrepreneurs have great ideas and have a sound business model, but their proposal is not well written and the funding pitch is weak.  Being successful at raising funds is a learned skill and requires training and rehearsal.  This workshop will help you hone your pitch so you will be more likely to be successful in getting the funds your venture idea deserves.

 

September 19th

ICE 10-Year Celebration Events

Balloons of Inspiration and the StoryLine Bus

Date: 9/19/2014

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Parking Lot N

Don't miss ICE's 10-year celebration events during Homecoming. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., you'll find "Balloons of Inspiration" at different locations across campus. Write a response to "What does ICE mean to you?"on your chosen balloon. From noon to 5 p.m., visit the StoryLine Bus in parking lot N to record stories about the impact of the Entrepreneurship program on the Wake Forest community and beyond.

 

ICE 10-Year Celebration Reception

Date: 9/19/2014

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: 230 Reynolda Hall

Join ICE alums, current students, and faculty on Homecoming to celebrate the program's enduring impact.

 

September 25th

Seed Grant Proposals Due

Date: 9/25/2014

Time: 12:00 am

Link: http://entrepreneurship.wfu.ed...

 

October 1st

E-Lab: Social Entrepreneurship Panel

Date: 10/1/2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join recent WFU alums for a panel on social entrepreneurship.

E-Labs, a semester-long series related to innovation and entrepreneurship, are open to all students and faculty.

 

October 23rd

E-Lab: Joe Callahan

Date: 10/23/2014

Time: 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Joe Callahan, a career entrepreneur, will discuss his 25 years of software application development experience and the company he built around data mining.

E-Labs, a semester-long series related to innovation and entrepreneurship, are open to all students and faculty.

 

February 21st

TEDxWakeForestU

Date: 2/21/2015

Admission: Free to students and faculty

Location: Wait Chapel

Wake Forest's fourth independently organized TEDx event will feature innovative speakers from diverse industries. Stay tuned for more details.

 
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