We're kicking off 2019 with an all-day workshop that will provide you with tactics, life lessons, and connections in entrepreneurship. The day will consist of a series of lectures, panels & engaging mini-workshops with highly experienced entrepreneurs & investors in our Expert Corners - all focused to provide you with real-world solutions to the following questions:
Breakfast & Networking
Speaker: Dan Schorr, Tufts alum and Founder & CIO (Chief Ice Cream Officer) of Vice Cream
An Early Stage Venture Capital Roundtable, where we will answer every possible question you have about fundraising
Speaker: Art Papas, Tufts alum and CEO of Bullhorn (voted "Best Place to Work" by Boston Business Journal) speaks on "A Journey of Success"
Lunch + Vice Cream Treats; Meet 1-on-1 with our experts
Speaker: Bob Stringer, Venture Investor and Author of Culture.com speaks on "Finding the Best People & the Right Money!"
Workshop of our Young Tufts Alum Entrepreneurs - Engage, Learn, Ask Questions & Get Direct Answers
Dan and Vice Cream promote unapologetic indulgence with a mission to change the world one spoon at a time. Dan will give us both some truly amazing ice cream at lunch and a dose of reality of just what it takes to succeed in the tough consumer food space.
Art was the original architect of Bullhorn’s flagship Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, which now helps more than 8,000 companies around the world run their businesses. Art is the Chairman of the Board at Career Collaborative, an organization that teaches unemployed and underemployed adults how to build careers that change lives and strengthen families. In 2014, Ernst & Young named Art an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner in New England. Prior to starting Bullhorn, Art started his career as a software engineer at Thomson Reuters. Art is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Tufts University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
Bob is an active angel investor in startups, and a board member and advisor to early-stage companies in five different countries. His portfolio of over 30 ventures has given him a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in today’s ultra-competitive business world. His latest book, Culture.com: How the Best Startups Make it Happen, provides entrepreneurs and their advisors with hard-hitting advice and guidance about building winning cultures.
Whether you plan to enter one of the four main competitions or you simply want to learn more about the world of entrepreneurship, attend our Founder's Workshops to gain direct, credible insights and advice from entrepreneurs who have built both large and small businesses and social enterprises.
Get face-to-face with experienced experts in a small environment of mini-lectures, focused panels, open questioning, and an opportunity to network and connect with the experts following their talks.
Individual workshop topics to include:
Entrepreneurial events held throughout the year
Finalist teams in 2018 $100k Competition
Total awarded to Montle Winners
students take an els course each year
Entrepreneurial Competitions - including the $100k New Ventures Competition
Gavin is President & CEO of Kaon Interactive, a 3D interactive sales & marketing company. Gavin Finn teaches entrepreneurial marketing and sales, entrepreneurship for computer scientists, new product development, and engineering management. At Kaon Interactive he is responsible for the company’s strategic, financial, product, and customer relationship strategies.