The Lean Startup Conference – Summer Sale Ends Monday!

The Lean Startup Conference is coming up fast, and the summer sale price ends Monday. The conference is from December 8-12 in San Francisco, and it provides, not only a great networking event, but also an opportunity to find answers to the questions that entrepreneurs must face. There will be three engaging presenters attending to address a variety of issues.

Ben Horowitz of Andreessen will be discussing the question “What does the culture of a high-performance, high-growth team look like?”

Melissa Bell of Vox.com will talk about  getting products to market faster. Also there will be an in-depth conversation with Melissa about her own practices and challenges with Vox.

Seppo Helava of Nonsense Industry is a new face, but will bring life to the stage addressing the issue  of keeping up team morale in the face of adversity.

Find the link to registration here. Register before Monday to get a deal.

 

 

Konneker Medal Seeks Nominations

The 2014 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship is looking for nominations.

The award, named after Wilfred Konneker, was established to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. 

Mr. Konneker is an Ohio University alumnus who was vital to the establishment of Ohio University’s small business incubator, the Innovation Center, as well as the university biotechnology spin off Diagnostic Hybrids, Inc. Also, he helKonneker_Medal_web_3ped to design the Cutler Scholars program. Read the full article here.

The nominations for 2014 are due by Friday, October 31, and on December 1st the decision will be made. The Konneker Medal will be awarded at the Innovation Awards ceremony in the Baker Center Ballroom in March 2015.

Take the time to nominate some that displays excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. This is a great way to recognize someone for their accomplishments. The nomination requires a letter including an optional appendix of supporting documents. This letter should take care to show why the nominee displays excellence in the aforementioned areas. Submissions should be sent electronically to Joseph Shields, Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, at research@ohio.edu. If you need more information or have questions about the Konneker Medal, contact the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity at research@ohio.edu or 740-593-0370

Do not miss this great opportunity to recognize someone’s achievements. “What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise — although the philosophers generally call it ‘recognition’!”” —William James

 

 

Another opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, don’t miss it!

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This is a great opportunity to check out the Center for Entrepreneurship before the social the next day. Use both opportunities to network and get to know other people interested in entrepreneurship, as well as all of the advantageous opportunities provided by this center.

Mark Your Calendars

Some of these dates are coming up very soon. Mark your calendars and get prepared! You do not want to miss out these important events. These activities are the type of activities that will help diversify your experience and prepare you for a successful future. All of these events are valuable for the interested groups, but everyone should mark down the Career Fair and the CoB Student Organization Fair.

LIST OF 2014-15 OHIO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS CAREER EVENTS

FINANCIAL SERVICES CONFERENCE
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Baker University Center Ballroom | 9:00am – 1:30 pm
Anthony Fiorini | E: af720010@ohio.edu

MEET THE ACCOUNTANTS NIGHT
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Baker University Center Ballroom | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Connie Esmond-Kiger | E: kiger@ohio.edu | T: 740-593-1988

AITP CONFERENCE
Friday, September 12, 2014
Baker University Center | 9 am – 5 pm
Tim Egan | E: timothy.egan25@gmail.com
W: http://aspnet.cob.ohio.edu/aitp/Conference.aspx

COB STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 | 2pm – 4pm
Copeland Lobby

THE FALL SALES CENTRE RECRUITING FAIR
Monday, September 22, 2013
Nelson Commons | 6 pm – 9 pm
Teresa Hansbarger | E: hansbarg@ohio.edu | T: 740-593-2052

OHIO UNIVERSITY FALL CAREER FAIR
Tuesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Baker University Center Ballroom | 10 am – 3pm
Christi Lee | E: leec@ohio.edu | T: 740-593-2909
W: http://www.ohio.edu/careers/employers/careerfairs.cfm

*Check out this link for information about the attending employers: The Fall 2014 University Career and Internship Fair.

THE DARREN BUTLER SPORTS FOURM
Friday, October 31, 2014
Location: Baker Center Ballroom | 8am – 5pm
Louis Iglesias | E: Iglesias@ohio.edu | T: 740-593-9499

THE SPRING SALES CENTRE RECRUITING FAIR
Monday, February 16, 2015
Location: TBD | 6 pm – 9 pm
Teresa Hansbarger | E: hansbarg@ohio.edu | T: 740-593-2052

OHIO UNIVERSITY SPRING CAREER FAIR
Tuesday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Baker University Center Ballroom | 10 am – 3pm
Christi Lee | E: leec@ohio.edu | T: 740-593-2909
W: http://www.ohio.edu/careers/employers/careerfairs.cfm

 

Do you need some additional resources? These resources can be good references for etiquette and dress.

Career­ Fair­ Etiquette­ Handout

Professional­ Dress­ Standards­ Handout­

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Crowdentials Rated Top Start-up in Cleveland

CrowCrowdentials started by undergraduate student Richard Rodman has been rated the number one start-up in Cleveland by TechCzar:

Crowdentials (www.crowdentials.com) offers a portal to help companies raise capital and ease the burden of complying with the JOBS Act by using an automated software solution. In essence, the portal is an investor verification platform, which makes it easier for small and less sophisticated individuals to invest in companies without the company needing to worry about federal regulatory compliance. Crowdentials received initial investment from Flashstarts and has now raised a second round of funding. This is a great solution to the issue of crowd funding that enables a new generation of start-ups to get the capital they desperately need.

Richard and his team recently received an investment of $300,000, which has allowed the company to grow. Richard’s service has been requested so often that they have not been able to do anything except rebound the requests. In this rapidly growing space, Richard will expand his team to reach his goal of being the main hub for regulatory compliance software for the JOBS Act. He has already captured the largest role in the investor verification space and hopes to bring on 5 more employees and expand our customer segment by at least 200% within the next year.