April 21, 2016: InVision Workshop
Representatives from InVision came to BC to educated students on how to use their platform to prototype a website for their startup. InVision helps companies of all sizes unlock the power of design-driven product development. InVision gives teams the freedom to design, review, and user test products—all without a single line of code. With intuitive tools for prototyping, task management, and version control, it's your entire design process, all in one place. Students who attended received free access to the InVision platform.
April 20, 2016: Social Enterprise Night with Katia Joo
NightLight International is a nonprofit organization which seeks to raise awareness about human trafficking, and through its social enterprise based in Thailand provide an alternative way of life that is financially self sustaining for women. Katia Joo graduated BC in 2015 and has been living in Bangkok. Students gathered to hear about her experience working at NightLight and the importance of socially responsible businesses.
April 13, 2016: Social Innovation Day
Students and alumni gathered for a Leadership Panel to celebrate and reflect on the impact that can be achieved from social innovation, and to inspire work and careers in solving complex social issues. Panelist included: Daphne Psacharopoulos, SVP, Patients Like Me, Josh Anderson, Executive Director, Recruitment, Teach for America and Rochelle Webb, President and CMO, Skate Shoe Inc. & Member, Pipeline Angels.
April 7, 2016: How to Pitch
Jere Doyle, Director of the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship & General Partner at Sigma Prime teamed up with Brian Harrington, Shea Center's Entrepreneur in Residence & former CMO of Zipcar, to dispense invaluable knowledge about how to pitch your business idea to students participating in the Venture Competition and students with a general interest in entrepreneurship.
March 3, 2016: Accelerate@Shea Demo Day
16 teams that participated in the Accelerator Program pitched their business ideas followed by a poster board exhibit, where attendees had the opportunity to stick around and learn more about each company and what they accomplished over the 7-week program.
February 18, 2016: Startup & Entrepreneurship Fair
The Startup & Entrepreneurship fair featured over 30 companies hiring for internships and/or full-time positions. Over 271 students from an array of different majors and colleges attended. See the list of companies that attended on startatshea.com.
February 16, 2016: Soaring Startup Circle Information Session with Panel of BC Entrepreneurs
Panelist Tom Coburn, Jebbit, Duncan Walker, Jebbit, and Miguel Galvez, NBD Nano chatted with students about The Soaring Startup Circle (SSC), which is a summer accelerator program. The SSC provides BC student teams with mentorship, funding, and office space in Boston.
January 20, 2016 SEMESTER KICK-OFF: Pillars of Achieving Startup Success with Alec Stern
As member of Constant Contact’s founding team, Alec learned invaluable lessons as he helped the company through its initial building stages, go-to-market and growth. Alec shared a strategy that would help any business gain perspective and learn effective tactics that can be put into practice both quickly and easily.
DECEMBER 1, 2015: FEMALE FOUNDERS PANEL
Three creative and talented women will share their stories about getting started and breaking into their respective industries.
Anita Brearton, founder of CabinetM
Angela Jin, '17, founder of the 1950 Collective
Katie Martell, founder and CMO of Cintell
NOVEMBER 20, 2015: OFFICE HOURS WITH PETER BELL, GENERAL PARTNER, HIGHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS
Six groups had the opportunity to meet with Peter for thirty minute slots during his visit to campus. Peter gave practical advice to those interested in starting their own companies, working for a startup, and/or becoming a venture capitalist. Students left their sessions inspired and motivated.
NOVEMBER 17, 2015: MEET @ SHEA
This event invited students to think outside the box and work on building design thinking skills. The program itself is a social solutions network for undergraduates, built as much around principles for social work like “Root Cause” as traditional concepts in management.
Missed it? Want to learn more? Read about Meet @ Shea and more in The Heights.
NOVEMBER 5-7, 2015: SHEA CENTER DEDICATION AND INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM
Thank you for attending the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship Dedication and Inaugural Symposium!
OCTOBER 28, 2015: WOMEN INNOVATORS SPEAKER SERIES
The Shea Center partnered with Boston College's Women Innovators Network and brought Ashley Reid to campus where spoke to students about her startup, Wellist, a Boston-based health tech startup that aims to make the lives of patients and their families easier by better connecting them to support.
OCTOBER 22, 2015: USING INNOVATION TO SOLVE PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES
Catch up on the evening's highlights by viewing a video of the panel discussion.
Loic Assombo, '15
Gena Koufos, '03, MS '07
Maureen Oakes, '03
Lori Piseatelli Scanlon, '00
OCTOBER 8, 2015: HOW TO PITCH - NICK RELLAS, DRIZLY
Students learned all the tips and tricks on how to pitch their business idea from Boston College Alumni and the Co-Founder and CEO of Drizly, Nick Rellas, '13. During the event, Nick touched on what investors look for, how to sell your idea, and how to create the best pitch deck, inspiring those students to enter into the Elevator Pitch Competition.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015: INNOVATION COMES TO THE HEIGHTS
An event to kick-off the year and get students inspired and thinking about entrepreneurship, featuring Boston College Alumni:
Adejire Bademosi, '14
Miguel Galvez, '12
James Loftus, '00
Matt Ricketson, '13