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Hear directly from people who have launched their own companies!

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 Founders 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.

Founder’s Workshop on Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Friday, October 18th & Saturday, October 19th, 2018

Keynote Speaker, Bill Cummings, Entrepreneur, Builder, Author, Philanthropist

Bill Cummings, a passionate Tufts graduate, is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur.  Starting from buying a failing soft drink company in Medford to becoming one of the largest and most successful commercial real estate property owners in Massachusetts, Bill and his wife, Joyce, run a foundation that provides $21 million of profit from their business to over 550 not-for-profit organizations that stretch from Massachusetts to Rwanda.  

Bill Cummings is beloved around the globe and we are fortunate to have him for this October workshop. Former Microsoft employee and American philanthropist, Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said, “My friend Bill Cummings writes that he rejects the phrase ‘give until it hurts’ because he and his wife, Joyce, think the better advice is to ‘give until it feels good”’ It’s a fitting observation from a man whose extraordinary business success is matched only by his commitment to lifting up those around him.”

Come and listen to Bill kick off our Founder’s Workshop on Friday, the 18th

Register early to receive a free copy of Bill’s book, Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist.

This October Workshop will provide heavily experienced speakers from our Entrepreneurship Center faculty, our Board of Advisors, and our alums over the past ten years. These women and men have consistently built both large and small businesses in the worlds of for-profit corporations and social enterprises. 

Individual workshop topics to include:

  • How to create, dream, innovate, and launch an idea from concept to reality
  • What’s a business plan and why do I need one?
  • How do I find the people to build my product or service idea?
  • How do I build a sales and marketing plan and find the people?
  • How do I form a company and how do I find the right legal help?
  • Finance and Fundraising 101
  • A panel of experts answering every question that you need to ask