Past Events

Events

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Alex LoVerde, SyncOnSet

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Alex LoVerde, SyncOnSet

Join us for lunch with Alex LoVerde, CEO & Co-Founder of SyncOnSet. Participate in a discussion with Alex about his journey as a young entrepreneur and network with fellow students interested in entrepreneurship. Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Register here to reserve a spot.

About Alex: Alexander LoVerde is the Co-Founder and CEO of SyncOnSet (fka Wymsee), the leading entertainment technology company for digitizing physical production and managing creative content and assets.

SyncOnSet was launched in April 2012, after LoVerde and his co-founders identified an opportunity to streamline the on set production processes of filmmaking with software and mobile technology. He spent the early months of the Company working closely with NY-based film crews to develop the first release of SyncOnSet and also obtained the Company's first major pilot projects, including HBO's “Boardwalk Empire” and Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street".

In the Fall of 2012, LoVerde led the team through TechStars Boston and has since closed $5.4M in financing. Since SyncOnSet launched in 2012, the Company's client list has grown to include major Studios like HBO and Warner Bros and thousands of productions ranging from "Game of Thrones" to "Modern Family".

LoVerde is a sought after speaker at industry events that relate to the future of technology in entertainment, including NAB's Virtual Cloud Conference, The Hollywood IT Society's Smart Content Summit, Entertainment Technology Council, Massachusetts Production Coalition, and many more.

Prior to founding SyncOnSet, LoVerde worked in management consulting at Deloitte in New York, where he advised digital media, technology, and pharmaceutical companies on organizational restructuring and workflow design.

LoVerde graduated from Boston College in 2011, where he studied Psychology and was active in the campus improv comedy group, "The CCE".

January 23

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

TechTrek Boston: Jebbit & WeWork South Station

TechTrek Boston: Jebbit & WeWork South Station

Get a chance to network with company executives, experience the Jebbit & WeWork company culture, learn how they recruit talent, and get your questions answered!

As part of the Shea Center’s experiential learning initiatives and to complement other co-curricular activities, the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship has partnered with TechTrek Boston and will be doing multiple visits throughout the semester to tech and startup companies, offering students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship outside of the classroom.

2:00 PM - Take bus to Boston. The bus leaves at 2:00, so please meet at Alumni Stadium prior to 2:00.
3:00 - 4:00 PM - Visit Jebbit.
4:00 - 5:00 PM - Visit WeWork South Station.
5:00 ~ 6:00 PM - Arrive back to campus. 

Space is limited. Register here to reserve a spot.

January 26

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Alumni Stadium

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Office Hours with SSC Venture Partners

Office Hours with SSC Venture Partners

Get advice for your startup from SSC!

The Soaring Startup Circle Venture Partners (SSC VP) are a venture capital fund made up of BC alums that love the entrepreneurship scene and want to see BC alumni and students get connected and launch their own companies. Since its fourth year of founding, the SSC VP has offered seed funding, office space, and mentorship to dozens of fledging startups.

The SSC VP is uniquely positioned to help launch BC founder-led ventures. With a general partnership made of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors and an LP base of dozens of high net worth BC alumni investors, the SSC VP can invest in promising startups and make connections to relevant mentors, investors, and advisors.

Register here!

January 30

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cushing, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Lunch with Entrepreneur featuring John Gillespie, Nonprofit And Social Enterprise Practice Leader at Charles River CFO

Lunch with Entrepreneur featuring John Gillespie, Nonprofit And Social Enterprise Practice Leader at Charles River CFO

Join us for lunch with John Gillespie, Nonprofit And Social Enterprise Practice Leader at Charles River CFO

Discuss John's journey as an entrepreneur, then network with John & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Since 1998, the majority of John's work has helped nonprofits, social enterprises and for-profit organizations achieve their missions by providing hands-on, objective financial expertise. John leverages his in-the-trenches CFO expertise to guide CEOs and boards on how to grow their enterprises in a strategic manner. John has been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, NonProfit Times, Entrepreneur.com, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investors’ Circle Entrepreneur Newsletter and other publications. John specializes in accounting, finance, executive search, strategy, and business scaling issues

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Click here to register!

February 06

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
sheacenter@bc.edu

Office Hours with John Gillespie of Charles River CFO

Office Hours with John Gillespie of Charles River CFO

Get advice for your startup from John Gillespie, Nonprofit and Social Enterprise Practice Leader at Charles River CFO.

Since 1998, the majority of John's work has helped nonprofits, social enterprises, and for-profit organizations achieve their missions by providing hands-on, objective financial expertise. John leverages his in-the-trenches CFO expertise to guide CEOs and boards on how to grow their enterprises in a strategic manner. John has been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, NonProfit Times, Entrepreneur.com, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investors’ Circle, Entrepreneur Newsletter, and other publications. John specializes in accounting, finance, executive search, strategy, and business scaling issues.

Register here to reserve your 20-minute slot!

February 06

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Kristin Keating, EY

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Kristin Keating, EY

Join us for lunch with the Co-Chair of the New England Entrepreneur of the Year Program, Kristin Keating.

Hear about how Kristin's career at Ernst & Young led her to her current role as Co-Chair of the New England Entrepreneur of the Year Program, as well as Partner. Then, network with Kristin and fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Kristin has been a part of EY for over 23 years, and is currently an Assurance Partner. She has held roles such as the Campus Recruiting Partner for Boston College and the Co-Chair of the Professional Women's Network. Kristin graduated from Boston College. 

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Register here to reserve a spot.

February 08

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Harnessing the Power of PR for Business Growth with Nina Pfister, Founder & President, Mooring Advisory Group (MAG) and Lauren Gill, Senior Director, Client Strategy, Mooring Advisory Group

Harnessing the Power of PR for Business Growth with Nina Pfister, Founder & President, Mooring Advisory Group (MAG) and Lauren Gill, Senior Director, Client Strategy, Mooring Advisory Group

In this workshop, you will learn how to harness the power of Public Relations to gain visibility and drive growth as a thought leader in your space. 

In the first hour, the following topics will be covered:

  • Basic Introduction to Public Relations
  • Personal vs. Corporate Branding
  • Designing Your Media Kit
  • Your Media Outreach Strategy
  • Crafting & Delivering Your Pitch
  • Community Engagement
  • Leveraging Exposure to Grow Your Business

In the final 30 minutes, you will participate in an interactive exercise that will include a mock press launch of your new brand (or product of your choice). 

By the end of the session, each student will walk away with a deep understanding of PR at large, how it can enhance your overall marketing strategy, and how to effectively increase exposure on a regular basis. 

February 08

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

TechTrek Boston: Nasuni & Continuum Innovation

TechTrek Boston: Nasuni & Continuum Innovation

Get a chance to network with company executives, experience the Nasuni & Continuum company culture, learn how they recruit talent, and get your questions answered!

As part of the Shea Center’s experiential learning initiatives and to complement other co-curricular activities, the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship has launched TechTrek Boston and will be doing multiple visits throughout the semester to tech and startup companies, offering students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship outside of the classroom.

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Take bus to Boston. The bus leaves at 2:00, so please meet at Alumni Stadium prior to 2:00.
3:00 - 4:00 PM - Visit Nasuni.
4:00 - 5:00 PM - Visit Continuum.
5:00 ~ 6:00 PM - Take bus back to campus. 

Space is limited. Register here to reserve a spot.

February 09

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Alumni Stadium

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Peter Bell

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Peter Bell

Join us for lunch with BC alum Peter Bell, Senior Advisor at Highland Capital!

Discuss Peter's journey as an investor and entrepreneur, then network with Peter & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Peter Bell fell in love with startups after spending 10 years as an early employee at EMC, where he experienced firsthand how the right product, business model, and innovation can kill a market incumbent. Bell focuses on companies in the information security, e-commerce, cloud infrastructure, mobile, enterprise software, and communications industries. At Highland, Bell is directly involved with Bitnet, Bromium, and many more early stage companies. Previously, Bell founded Stowe Capital, where as Managing Director, he helped emerging growth companies secure financing and find their place in the market. Prior to that, he co-founded StorageNetworks, where as CEO, he took the company from concept to $120 million in annual revenue inside of three years. By the time StorageNetworks went public, Peter had closed six rounds of financing totaling over $700 million. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and an Honorary Doctorate from Babson College.

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Register here to reserve a spot.

February 15

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Peter Bell, Highland Capital

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Peter Bell, Highland Capital

Join us for lunch with BC alum Peter Bell, Senior Advisor at Highland Capital!

Discuss Peter's journey as an investor and entrepreneur, then network with Peter & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Peter Bell fell in love with startups after spending 10 years as an early employee at EMC, where he experienced firsthand how the right product, business model, and innovation can kill a market incumbent. Bell focuses on companies in the information security, e-commerce, cloud infrastructure, mobile, enterprise software, and communications industries. At Highland, Bell is directly involved with Bitnet, Bromium, and many more early stage companies. Previously, Bell founded Stowe Capital, where as Managing Director, he helped emerging growth companies secure financing and find their place in the market. Prior to that, he co-founded StorageNetworks, where as CEO, he took the company from concept to $120 million in annual revenue inside of three years. By the time StorageNetworks went public, Peter had closed six rounds of financing totaling over $700 million. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and an Honorary Doctorate from Babson College.

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Click here to register!

February 15

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
sheacenter@bc.edu

Startup & Entrepreneurship Fair

Startup & Entrepreneurship Fair

This event brings together the most entrepreneurial and innovative students at Boston College. All students, no matter what major or college, who are seeking internships and/or full-time positions at startup companies are welcome.

The Startup Fair is the go-to event for motivated individuals looking to earn more than just a salary and become a part of a growing enterprise where they can make a significant contribution. We hope to expose students to the wide array of potential career opportunities that exist in various emerging industries.

No dress code, relaxed atmosphere, and more opportunities for organic conversation. 

Register here to attend!

February 15

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

TechTrek Boston: Summit Partners

TechTrek Boston: Summit Partners

Get a chance to network with company executives, experience the Summit Partners company culture, learn how they recruit talent, and get your questions answered!

Summit Partners was founded in 1984 with a commitment to find and partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to help them accelerate their growth and achieve dramatic results.

Since then, Summit has become the investment partner of choice for many of the best growth companies in the world. They've grown to a team of more than 100 investments professionals, led by 27 Managing Directors whose tenures average more than 12 years with Summit. 

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Take bus to Boston. The bus leaves at 2:00, so please meet at Alumni Stadium prior to 2:00.
3:00 - 4:00 PM - Visit Summit Partners.
4:00 ~ 5:00 PM - Take bus back to campus. 

Space is limited. Register here to reserve a spot

February 23

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Alumni Stadium

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Office Hours with Margo Reder, Business Law Lecturer, Business Law & Society Department

Office Hours with Margo Reder, Business Law Lecturer, Business Law & Society Department

Geared towards students who have legal concerns over startup matters, including; intellectual property protection, employee agreements, business entity formation, contracts and licensing agreements. Sign up for a 20-minute time slot here.

About the Business Law & Society Department: The Business Law & Society department provides students with the opportunity to study law and its impact on business in conjunction with other functional areas in management. Course offerings provide students with an opportunity to study current legal and ethical issues affecting business, and to develop a vocabulary and critical thinking skills relating to various areas of interest in business and the law. Both core and elective courses provide students with essential legal analytical skills that are valuable for business decision making. The knowledge and skills gained from business law courses are useful for careers in consulting, risk management, accounting, human resource management, finance, marketing, and securities.

Business Law & Society Department
Phone: (617)-552-0410
Fulton 420

February 26

3:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Sarah Biller

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Sarah Biller

Join us for lunch with Sarah Biller, Co-Founder & Board Member at FinTech Sandbox!

Discuss Sarah's journey as an entrepreneur, then network with Sarah & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Sarah Biller has spent much of her career building new sources of insights that help executives address common challenges and improve their performance. As Chief Operating Officer for Innovation for State Street Global Exchange (SSGX), she was responsible for identifying and commercializing new opportunities in data and analytics. Prior to SSGX, she was the Co-Founder and President of Capital Market Exchange, a predictive analytics platform for institutional bond investors, and worked at Fidelity Investments. Sarah has also been an early team member of several Boston start-ups, worked for the Corporate Executive Board launching and leading new businesses, and worked on MCI's Corporate Ventures and Analysis team.

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Register here to reserve a spot.

February 27

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Accelerate@Shea Demo Day

Accelerate@Shea Demo Day

Be entertained and amazed as the newest startups at BC from the Accelerate@Shea Class of Spring 2018 pitch their transformed business ideas at Demo Day.

In fall 2017, twelve teams were selected to transform their entrepreneurial ideas into leading-edge businesses. Whether it’s a groundbreaking service, product, or web application, Start@Shea's accelerator, Accelerate@Shea, has provided the platform to actualize it.

Accelerate@Shea is a 6-week program that provides student startups with expert advice, space, and funding to launch and grow their business.

Register here to attend.

February 27

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fulton Hall, Honors Library

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Nate Donovan, Collegiate Entrepreneurs

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Nate Donovan, Collegiate Entrepreneurs

Join us for lunch with the General Manager of Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Nate Donovan. Participate in a discussion with Nate about his journey within Collegiate Entrepreneurs and network with fellow students interested in entrepreneurship. 

After graduating from Husson University, Nate enrolled in the MBA program with the intention of working at Olive Garden until he got his degree. Then, his junior year he was hired on to CE and ran a 90k business. The following year he was promoted to a Regional Manager and his third year he was a District Manager, managing a team doing 750k in business. He graduated in 2014 with his MBA and has had the opportunity to manage 1.2M in business throughout his college years. Today he is a full-time Senior Executive working as a General Manager.

Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Inc. is an entrepreneurial and business developing company that provides unique and exciting opportunities to college students by allowing them to run their own painting businesses for the summer. 

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Reserve a spot here.

March 13

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Impact@Shea Trek to Social Innovation Forum 

Impact@Shea Trek to Social Innovation Forum 

Friday, March 16th 
2:00 – 5:00 pm 

Get a chance to network with company executives, experience the Social Innovation Forum company culture, learn how they recruit talent, and get your questions answered!

As part of the Shea Center’s experiential learning initiatives and to complement other co-curricular activities, the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship has partnered with TechTrek Boston and will be doing multiple visits throughout the semester to tech and startup companies, offering students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship outside of the classroom.

Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is working to create positive social change in greater Boston. They play a critical role in the social impact community by educating, engaging, and connecting resource providers and on-the-ground leaders of nonprofit organizations and social impact businesses. 

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Take bus to Boston. The bus leaves at 2:00 pm, so please meet at Conte Forum at 2:00 pm. 
3:00 - 4:00 pm - Company presentation at Social Innovation Forum.
4:00 - 5:00 pm – Take bus back to campus.

Space is limited. Register here to reserve a spot.

 

 

March 16

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Conte Forum

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

The Future of Cryptocurrency: Tech Talk

The Future of Cryptocurrency: Tech Talk

The recent cryptocurrency boom and the blockchain technology behind it is becoming hard to ignore. This new technology is breaking historical thresholds at an unprecedented rate and we've got questions. The Shea Center will be featuring a panel of cryptocurrency experts who will discuss the future of a non-physical currency and its effect on a physical market.

Panelist:
Al Browne, Cooley LLP
Dave Batler, Flipside Crypto

Sign up here to attend.

March 20

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cushing Hall, 001

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Bill Clerico

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Bill Clerico

Join us for lunch with Bill Clerico, Co-Founder and CEO of WePay!

Discuss Bill's journey as an entrepreneur, then network with Bill & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Over the past nine years, Bill has grown WePay, the leading payments company for platform businesses, from a Y Combinator startup to an acquisition of Chase. He is also an angel investor and part-time partner at Y Combinator, as well as an investor and advisor at Insight Data Science. Bill began his career in investment banking at Jeffries & Company after earning a B.S. in Computer Science from Boston College in 2007.

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Register here to reserve a spot.

March 22

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

TechTrek Boston: LovePop Cards

TechTrek Boston: LovePop Cards

Get a chance to network with company executives, experience the LovePop Cards company culture, learn how they recruit talent, and get your questions answered!

As part of the Shea Center’s experiential learning initiatives and to complement other co-curricular activities, the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship has partnered with TechTrek Boston and will be doing multiple visits throughout the semester to tech and startup companies, offering students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship outside of the classroom.

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Take bus to Boston. The bus leaves at 2:00, so please meet at Alumni Stadium prior to 2:00.
3:00 - 4:00 PM - Visit LovePop Cards.
4:00 ~ 5:00 PM - Take bus back to campus. 

Space is limited. Register here to reserve a spot.

March 23

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Alumni Stadium

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Marc Molinsky '95

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Marc Molinsky '95

Join us for lunch with Marc Molinsky, Founder & CEO of DesignerAdvantage, Inc. and BC graduate of 1995. 

Discuss Marc's journey as an entrepreneur and then network with Marc & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Marc Molinsky started DesignerAdvantage in January of 2000 after working as a CPA at Ernst & Young LLP. DesignerAdvantage (DA) is the first company to provide a fully integrated bookkeeping, management, and purchasing service to the interior design trade. With DA, designers are able to implement industry business best practices and focus more time on their core competencies. 

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Space is limited, please register here to reserve a spot. 

 

March 27

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

BC Shea Center: TechTrek East 2018 Information Session

BC Shea Center: TechTrek East 2018 Information Session

Boston College and the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship present TechTrek East 2018!

Learn about the class, the trek, the 2018 lineup, and the application process.

Apply today: bit.ly/ApplyToBCSTT

Undergraduate TechTrek East (ISYS3206) is a competitively admitted 3-credit, field-study course combining class work with a weekend field study in New York City and several local Boston trips. During the trips students will meet with senior executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists in technology industry firms. While focusing on the tech industry, TechTrek is designed to appeal to all majors. Coursework and visits will have a managerial focus, highlighting executive, marketing, finance, operations, and R&D functions.

Class will be held Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm, with a field study in Boston throughout the semester and in New York over Fall Break. Classwork involves extensive reading, lectures, presentations, blog posts, and an exam.

Application & Payment Deadlines
Admission to ISYS3206 is competitive. Class size will be strictly limited to 24 students. All Boston College undergraduates in their sophomore, junior, or senior years may apply. Minimum GPA for participation: 3.2 (exceptions may be made under compelling circumstances).

Applications must be submitted and resume & unofficial transcript must be emailed to the Shea Center (sheacenter@bc.edu) by April 8. Accepted students will require a $200 non-refundable deposit by the following Friday. Admitted students will be notified of procedures for registering for this closed-registration course.

Travel & Class Requirements
During the fall semester, classes will be held Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm. Students will travel to New York to meet with employees and senior managers at startups and in the tech industry over fall break, Sunday, October 7 -- Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Costs
The cost of the 2018 trip will be $1000 after a $200 deposit. This cost includes bus fare, hotel, and breakfast.

Financial Aid
Students should contact Boston College’s financial aid office directly at (617)552-3300 for more information on financial aid. Faculty is not involved in student financing of the trip.

Contact Information
For additional information regarding TechTrek East please contact the Shea Center, located in Cushing Hall 336K, at (617)552-1384 or at sheacenter@bc.edu.

April 04

3:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Nate Donovan, Collegiate Entrepreneurs

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Nate Donovan, Collegiate Entrepreneurs

Join us for lunch with the General Manager of Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Nate Donovan. Participate in a discussion with Nate about his journey within Collegiate Entrepreneurs and network with fellow students interested in entrepreneurship. 

After graduating from Husson University, Nate enrolled in the MBA program with the intention of working at Olive Garden until he got his degree. Then, his junior year he was hired on to CE and ran a 90k business. The following year he was promoted to a Regional Manager and his third year he was a District Manager, managing a team doing 750k in business. He graduated in 2014 with his MBA and has had the opportunity to manage 1.2M in business throughout his college years. Today he is a full-time Senior Executive working as a General Manager.

Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Inc. is an entrepreneurial and business developing company that provides unique and exciting opportunities to college students by allowing them to run their own painting businesses for the summer. 

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Reserve a spot here.

April 05

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Product Management Workshop

Product Management Workshop

Join David LoVerme of Jebbit and other students interested in entrepreneurship for a product management workshop.

David LoVerme currently serves as the Senior Director of Product & Experience at Jebbit, a data-driven marketing and advertising startup in Boston. He previously held the role of Senior Product Manager, and has had experiences in product management at Zipcar and General Assembly. David earned a B.A. in Modern European History from Columbia University and a M.B.A. from Boston College.

Register here to reserve a spot.

April 05

6:30 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Andrew Bowditch

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Andrew Bowditch

Join us for lunch with Andrew Bowditch, CEO & Co-Founder of Visible Body! Discuss Andrew's journey as an entrepreneur, then network with Andrew & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Andrew is currently the CEO of Visible Body, an e-learning company that creates compelling and highly accurate 3D apps for anatomy education for students and healthcare professionals. Before co-founding the company, Andrew served as CEO and Co-Founder of Argosy Publishing. Andrew is a graduate of Boston College's class of 1988.

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Please reserve a spot here

April 10

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Design Thinking Workshop with Suzanne Hamill

Design Thinking Workshop with Suzanne Hamill

Join Suzanne Hamill at this Design Thinking Workshop!

Inventors like Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs were quintessential innovators who used a problem-solving process called “design thinking” to revolutionize entire industries and establish an enviable competitive advantage for their companies. Focused on listening, user empathy, whole-brain thinking, collaboration, and experimentation, design thinking can be applied in any field—from architecture and design to healthcare and product development to urban planning and beyond.

This intensive two-hour program delves into the fundamentals of this creative approach by immersing you in dynamic discussions, relevant readings, and team exercises. As you put your knowledge to work in several design challenges, you’ll learn how to harness the power of design thinking to create a path to innovation, unveil new possibilities, and make a greater contribution to your organization’s future success.

Register here to reserve a spot. 

April 12

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Social Media in Business Panel

Social Media in Business Panel

In the digital age, social media is important for any business. Maintaining a presence on platforms like Facebook and Twitter is essential because it allows people to interact with the company on a seemingly personal level which aids businesses across multiple fronts. One of the most important fundamental concepts to grasp is understanding Big Data‘s impact on social media marketing strategies and the data security issues that come with it.

Join the Shea Center for the Social Media in Business panel, featuring the following panelists: 

Laura Browne | Chief Effectiveness Officer, Covalent Bonds
Following an extensive career agency-side in life science and tech marketing, Laura founded Covalent Bonds to directly address many of the pains facing marketing teams in this specialist market.

Tracy Curley | CPA & Partner, CohnReznick LLP
Within both public accounting and corporate finance, Tracy has over 25 years of experience providing audit and financial reporting services to companies in both the public and private sectors, with concentrations in technology, life sciences, and renewable energy.

Amanda Linehan | Communications Manager, MAPC
A media and communications professional specializing in the areas of government and planning, Amanda oversees marketing & communications at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the regional planning agency for 101 cities and towns in Greater Boston.

Daryl Crockett | CEO & Founder, ValidDatum
A recognized leader in data validation and data migration, Daryl is a degreed accountant and has a background as a highly innovative international consultant & C-level executive with industry and implementation experience, including life sciences, software, and government.

Reserve a spot here.

April 18

6:30 PM

Fulton Hall, Honors Library

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Tim Telman

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Tim Telman

Join us for lunch with Tim Telman, President & CEO of the Bank of Cape Cod! Discuss Tim's journey as a banker and an entrepreneur, then network with Tim & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Although his career has followed a mostly financial path, Tim Telman considers himself an entrepreneur first and a banker second. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston College, Tim continued his education at Babson College, where he earned his MBA. He spent 16 years in downtown Boston, holding positions with Bank of New England, Bank of Boston, and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Then, Tim took a slight detour when he left banking and became Co-Owner and CFO of Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises. But banking was in his blood and, in 2006, Telman returned to the industry, this time as Founder of the Bank of Cape Cod, the first community, state-chartered, commercial bank to open since 1998. 

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Please register here to attend.

April 19

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Wei Guo

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Wei Guo

Join us for lunch with Founding Partner of UpHonest Capital, Wei Guo. Talk to Wei about his experiences as an angel investor and network with fellow students interested in entrepreneurship and venture capital.  

Wei Guo is the top Chinese angel investor in Silicon Valley and 2018 Forbes VC 30 Under 30.  Since 2015, he has invested in 200 Silicon Valley startups, with 1 IPO, 2 unicorns, and over 10 companies with valuations greater than $100 million.

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center. Reserve a spot here.

April 24

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Shea Center Year-End Celebration

Shea Center Year-End Celebration

Join us for a night of celebration!

The event will include entertainment, pitches, networking, and more! Attendees will listen to a fireside chat with Bijan Sabet, Spark Capital and hear pitches from Shea Venture Competition finalists. During the event, we will be giving out various awards and be announcing the winners of the 2018 Venture Competition! 

Register here to attend.

May 02

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kelsey.kinton@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur: Richard Russo, Endomedix

Lunch with an Entrepreneur: Richard Russo, Endomedix

Join us for lunch with Richard Russo, CEO of Endomedix! Discuss Richard's journey as an entrepreneur and network with Richard & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

About Richard: Richard Russo is President & CEO of the Company and also a board member. Richard is a veteran of the Medtech space and has been successful in both corporate and start-up firms. Prior to joining to joining Endomedix, Richard was the CEO of a French start-up, OST Développement SA (subsidiary of Osteotech, a NASDAQ firm). Starting with a base of virtually no customers, OST quickly built up a $20+M business by pioneering a new concept product in Europe, Latin America & Asia. The company was subsequently acquired by Medtronic. Richard was also a seed investor and manager (clinical research & regulatory affairs) in a Medtech start-up, Meditron which successfully developed and commercialize a Class III device and was acquired by Cross Medical. Richard has also worked at major public firms such as American Hospital Supply (now Baxter International), CR Bard, Electro-Biology (now Biomet) and American Sterilizer in a marketing, strategic planning and business development, sales, clinical research and regulatory affairs leadership roles. He has demonstrated strength in new product development and in clinical research & regulatory affairs by successfully commercializing new products and obtaining regulatory approvals including two PMA’s and CE mark for Class III devices. He was chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the human tissue industry group during FDA’s development of regulations for this sector. Since joining Endomedix in 2009, Richard has revised the Company’s business model and technical direction and re-established its laboratory and product development team, leading to the creation of a novel platform technology with 8 issued patents. He has also become the Company’s lead investor. Richard earned a BA cum laude at Boston College and a MBA at Columbia Business School.

 

Space is limited. To register, click here.

September 07

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton, kintonk@bc.edu

Shea TechTrek Boston: Jebbit 

Shea TechTrek Boston: Jebbit 

Shea TechTrek Boston: Jebbit 

Get a chance to network with company executives, experience the Jebbit company culture, learn how they recruit talent and get your questions answered!

As part of the Shea Center’s experiential learning initiatives and to complement other co-curricular activities, the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship has partnered with TechTrek Boston and will be doing multiple visits throughout the semester to tech and startup companies, offering students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship outside of the classroom.

2:00 PM - Take bus to Boston. The bus leaves at 2:00, so please meet at Alumni Stadium prior to 2:00.
2:45 - 3:45 PM - Visit Jebbit.
4:00 ~ 5:00 PM - Arrive back to campus. 

Space is limited. Register here to reserve a spot.

September 07

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Meet at Alumni Stadium to get on Bus

Contact
Shea Center; shea.center@bc.edu

Start@Shea Kickoff Event

Start@Shea Kickoff Event

Interested in entrepreneurship? Join us for a panel discussion featuring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and startup employees working on innovative ideas and initiatives.

 

Panelists:

Drew Bonfiglio, Co-Founder, Emzingo

Payal Divakaran, Principal, .406 Ventures

Tom Herer, Acquisition Marketing Coordinator, LovePop

Sofia Papastamelos, Product Manager, Drizly

September 13

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Corcoran Commons, The Heights Room

Contact
sheacenter@bc.edu

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Brian Harrington

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Brian Harrington

Join us for lunch with Brian Harrington, a Marketing and Product Executive for CBRE and Boston College graduate of 1989.

Discuss Brian's journey as an entrepreneur, then network with Brian & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Brian Harrington is Chief Product Officer for CBRE 360, which is CBRE's new global capability that focuses on delivering enhanced employee experiences in the workplace. It helps occupiers and investors worldwide create customized workplace solutions by integrating property services and amenities with advanced digital technologies.  Brian is a senior marketing and product executive with experience in early-stage, high-growth and global service organizations including both public and private companies. Most recently he was the inaugural entrepreneur in residence for the top-ranked Carroll School of Management at Boston College, where he taught, mentored and assisted in program development for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Prior to joining Boston College, Brian was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing service. In this global role he oversaw all brand experience, member acquisition and engagement, public relations, policy and partnership efforts for this iconic, urban brand. Prior to Zipcar, Brian held executive positions at the Boathouse Group, Upromise and Connection to eBay. In 2005 he co-founded a travel startup called GroupGo and earlier in his career worked for EF Education and Sheraton Hotels. He was named a top New England CMO by VentureBeat in 2015 and was the recipient of a 2005 Congressional Angel in Adoption Award. Brian received a master of business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor of science degree with a concentration in finance from Boston College. 

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Space is limited, so please register here to reserve a spot!

 


 

September 14

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur: Phil Coupe, Co-Founder, Revision Energy

Lunch with an Entrepreneur: Phil Coupe, Co-Founder, Revision Energy

Join us for lunch with Phil Coupe, co-founder of Revision Energy! Discuss Phil's journey as an entrepreneur and network with Phil & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

About Phil: 

Phil is a managing partner of ReVision Energy, responsible for leadership in sales, marketing and strategic direction.

Prior to co-founding ReVision, he served as Vice President & Director of Corporate Philanthropy at a startup company in Washington, D.C. that received numerous awards for its socially responsible business initiatives to serve disadvantaged children and support organizations working on the front lines of society’s problems.

The D.C.-based startup twice made the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. and continues to thrive today (along with two spin-offs that are also doing well). An active member of the local community, he serves as Chair of Maine Audubon’s corporate partner program, on the board and of the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) and Envision Maine, and is a long time mentor in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.

 

Space is limited. To register, click here. 

September 19

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton, kintonk@bc.edu

Education First - Design Thinking Workshop

Education First - Design Thinking Workshop

Education First (EF) will be hosting a Design Thinking workshop at 6:00pm on Monday 9/24. Come learn first-hand the methodology companies like Apple, Airbnb, & Uber are taking to solve complex problems and launch solutions that add value to their customers. Attendance is limited so please signup here!  
 

September 24

6:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Norm Page

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Norm Page

Join us for lunch with Norm Page, Founder of Same Page Capital and BC graduate of 1987!

Discuss Norm's journey as an entrepreneur, then network with Norm & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Norm Page is the Founder of Same Page Capital ("SPC") - a business accelerator specifically designed from the ground up to address the business needs of early stage start-ups.  Same Page leverages its collective institutional knowledge in product marketing, sales, business development, and investor relationships to accelerate portfolio companies' needs to succeed in a highly competitive marketplace. Norm is an entrepreneur, investor, and product-driven sales leader with over 25 years of media marketing expertise across a multitude of business practices, engagement models, and advertiser verticals. He spent a majority of those years creating commercial success specific to start-ups and new technologies in adtech / martech, specifically RTB and programmatic platforms, systems, and environments.  Prior to starting his career, he studied Romance Languages, International Studies, and Philosophy and graduated from Boston College in 1987. 

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Space is limited, so please register here to reserve a spot!
 

September 27

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Priscilla Tyler

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Priscilla Tyler

Monday, October 1st
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
Cushing 208 

Join us for lunch with Priscilla Tyler! Come to learn more about the various fellowship opportunities at True Ventures!

  • PRIYA HAJI FELLOWSHIP: a 9-month fellowship for recent female graduates. It will run from September 2019 to May 2020 and fellows will be paired with True portfolio companies around the Bay Area.
  • SPARK FELLOWSHIP: a 9-month fellowship for recent Black & LatinX graduates. Similarly to the PHF Fellowship, it will run from September 2019 to May 2020 and fellows will work at True portfolio companies around the Bay Area.
  • TRUE ENTREPRENEUR CORPS (TEC): this is our undergraduate fellowship, which will run from June 2019-August 2019. College students spend the summer in the Bay Area working in early-stage startups in our portfolio.

Priscilla Tyler is an Associate on the investment team at True Ventures, an early stage Venture Capital firm in San Francisco. She invests in most sectors although she is currently focused mostly on crypto and blockchain. Before joining the investment team, she was a member of the first Priya Haji Fellow class in 2015. During her fellowship, she worked for Ginger.io, a True portfolio company on a mission to improve the mental healthcare industry. She graduated with degrees in Economics and French from Amherst College, where she was also a member of the varsity women’s lacrosse team.

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Space is limited, so please register here to reserve a spot!
 

October 01

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Google's Sophie Miller

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Google's Sophie Miller

Wednesday, October 3rd
12:00 - 1:00 PM in Cushing 208 

Join us for lunch with Sophie Miller, Head of Partnerships in business development at Google and a Boston College alum!  Discuss Sophie's journey in business, then network with Sophie & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Sophie Miller currently leads business development for shopping across Google's Daydream AR and VR products. After joining Google in 2007, Sophie spent four years as an Account Executive in Sales in Google’s Tech vertical. In 2011, Sophie took an education leave from Google to attend Stanford Business School. During her MBA, she spent a summer as a Buyer Intern for Target.  Afterwards, in 2013, Sophie returned back to Google to join Google X. In the spring of 2016, she joined the Daydream team to focus on content partnerships. Sophie is originally from Minnesota, but now lives in California. She is also a graduate of Boston College!

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Space is limited, so please register here to reserve a spot!
 

October 03

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Office Hours with Sophie Miller from Google

Office Hours with Sophie Miller from Google

Office hours between 1:30 - 3:30 PM.  Sign up here to reserve a 20-minute time slot. 

Get advice and connect with from Sophie Miller, Head of Partnerships in business development at Google and a Boston College alum!

Sophie Miller currently leads business development for shopping across Google's Daydream AR and VR products. After joining Google in 2007, Sophie spent four years as an Account Executive in Sales in Google’s Tech vertical. In 2011, Sophie took an education leave from Google to attend Stanford Business School. During her MBA, she spent a summer as a Buyer Intern for Target.  Afterwards, in 2013, Sophie returned back to Google to join Google X. In the spring of 2016, she joined the Daydream team to focus on content partnerships. Sophie is originally from Minnesota, but now lives in California. She is a graduate of Boston College 

Register below for your 20-minute time slot!

October 03

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

TechTrek West Info Session

TechTrek West Info Session

Learn about the class, the trek, the 2019 lineup, and the application process! Undergraduate TechTrek West (ISYS3205) is a competitively admitted three-credit field study course open to all undergraduate students, all majors, years sophomore to senior. Topics studied in this rigorous and demanding class include: how firms go from ‘startup to blue chip’, competition in tech industries, and leveraging technology for competitive advantage. The application is now open. The application deadline is October 18, 2018. Questions? Email shea.center@bc.edu.

October 03

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Drew Bonfiglio

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Drew Bonfiglio

Thursday, October 11th
12:00 - 1:00 PM in Cushing 208
Join us for lunch with Drew Bonfiglio, Co-founder of Emzingo!

Discuss Drew's journey as an entrepreneur, then network with Drew & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Drew is the co-founder of Emzingo, a social enterprise and Certified B Corp focused on creating the next generation of responsible leaders. He and his colleagues work with businesses, universities, and professionals to design and deliver experiential learning that instills a mindset of Responsible Leadership, drives purpose at work, promotes social innovation and environmental awareness, and creates a culture of collaboration. Drew is also co-founder and co-chair of the B Local Boston board (a professional working group of certified B Corps) where he is helping Greater Boston to use "Business as a Force for Good". Drew holds an M.S. in Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from IE Business School. He lives in Somerville, MA with his wife, two kids and puppy.

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship.

Space is limited, so please register here to reserve a spot!

 

 

 

October 11

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Bill Cummings: Starting Small and Making it Big

Bill Cummings: Starting Small and Making it Big

Bill Cummings, Founder of Cummings Properties, will be interviewed by Paul Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation. Bill and his wife were the first people from Massachusetts to take The Giving Pledge - pledging to give the majority of their wealth to charity.
 
In a moderated discussion, Bill will share his recent book "Starting Small and Making it Big" which outlines his entrepreneurial beginnings, the development and rise of Cummings Properties and the conversion of Cummings Properties into a philanthropic organization that will serve generations to come.    

 

October 15

6:00 PM

Gasson Hall, 100

Contact
corcoran.center@bc.edu

Lunch with an Entrepreneur: Gareth Taube, CEO, Market Recognition

Lunch with an Entrepreneur: Gareth Taube, CEO, Market Recognition

Wednesday, October 17th | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Cushing 208

Join us for lunch with Gareth Taube, CEO of Market Recognition!

Hear from Gareth about his experience as the Chief Marketing Officer of five early stage companies, and his current role as CEO of Market Recognition. Learn more about his specialties: market identification, branding, market penetration, and digital marketing. Discuss his journey as a marketer, then network with Gareth & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship and marketing.

Market Recognition is a marketing consulting service that provides the strategic and tactical marketing expertise to launch and create buzz for a company/product and expand business for greater success. They deliver an integrated, result-oriented approach to strategic and tactical marketing including: viral marketing (blogging and social networking); web/blog services (design, development, maintenance, and SEO); press & analyst relations; content development; and lead generation and prospect nurturing.

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Register here to reserve a spot. 

October 17

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Office Hours with Gareth Taube of Market Recognition

Office Hours with Gareth Taube of Market Recognition

Wednesday, October 17th 
1:30 - 4:00 PM  | Sign up for a 20-minute time slot. 
Cushing 208 

Attend office hours get advice and connect with Gareth Taube, the CEO of Market Recognition! Gareth has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of five early stage companies, and he currently is the CEO of Market Recognition. He specializes in market identification, branding, market penetration, and digital marketing. 

Market Recognition is a marketing consulting service that provides the strategic and tactical marketing expertise to launch and create buzz for a company/product and expand business for greater success. They deliver an integrated, result-oriented approach to strategic and tactical marketing including: viral marketing (blogging and social networking); web/blog services (design, development, maintenance, and SEO); press & analyst relations; content development; and lead generation and prospect nurturing.

Register here for your 20-minute time slot!

October 17

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Tech Trek Boston: Keene Advisors & Breckinridge Financial

Tech Trek Boston: Keene Advisors & Breckinridge Financial

Join us on October 12th for our trek into Boston to visit Keene Advisors & Breckinridge Financial. Transportation is provided to both firms and back to BC. The bus will depart campus promptly at 2pm and return to BC at 4pm. 

First visit (2:45pm): Keene Advisors, Inc

Keene Advisors, Inc. is a socially responsible investment bank based in Boston, MA. The firm specializes in advising clients on corporate sales, divestitures, and capital raising transactions including raising debt or equity capital. It also offers strategic and financial advice.

To learn more about Keene Advisors visit: http://www.keeneadvisors.com 

Second visit (3pm): Breckinridge Financial

Breckinridge Capital Advisors is a Boston-based, independently owned investment advisor specializing in investment grade fixed income portfolio management with over $36 billion assets under management. Working through a network of investment consultants and advisors, Breckinridge serves a wide variety of clients ranging from high net worth individuals to large institutions. The firm employs fundamental analysis techniques, with a focus on top-down and bottom-up research to make investment decisions. Reflecting its commitment to ESG and sustainability, Breckinridge is a Massachusetts Benefit Corporation and a certified B Corp. 

To learn more about Breckinridge Financial visit: https://www.breckinridge.com/ 

Sign up for the trip here

October 19

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Keene Advisors, Breckinridge Financial

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Tim Connors ('80)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Tim Connors ('80)

Join us for lunch with Tim Connors, Founder of Ed Tech Advisory Group and Boston College graduate! After hearing about Tim's journey as an entrepreneur, you'll have the opportunity to network with Doug and fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Tim Connors is the co-founder of the EdTech Advisory Group (ETAG), a national network of edtech professionals that guide edtech startups and early stage companies.  He is a passionate, results driven business development executive and currently advises publishers and educational technology developers who are changing the landscape of education.  He also founded K12Interactive, a sales consulting business that works with edtech companies with a K-12 focus. Prior to this work, Tim has held roles in sales and marketing at AARTPACK a full service design organization focusing on educational publishing. Tim is also a graduate of Boston College ('80). 

Lunch is provided by Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Please register here to reserve a spot.

October 24

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring David Frankel '93

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring David Frankel '93

Wednesday, October 31st
12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Cushing 208 

Join us for lunch with David Frankel, Managing Partner of Slingstone Group and Boston College graduate of 1993! Hear about David's experience at Slingstone Group, then network with David & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship, sales and marketing.

David Frankel is currently the Managing Partner at Slingstone Group. He has spent the past 20+ years providing executive leadership in sales, marketing, business development and product management at data, analytics and technology companies in various stages of their growth cycles. Prior to his current role, David served as Chief Marketing Officer at global alternative lending startup Capify, where he lead the effort to operationalize and digitally transform the business.  Before to that, he gained experience as Chief Marketing Officer and later as President and general manager of EDGAR Online, overseeing its financial data and analytics business. David also has worked at a Silicon Valley based, VC backed business analytics startup called FirstRain, and he has spent time as VP of Sales at BNY Jaywalk, the independent research consultancy of the Bank of New York, and over 11 years at FactSet Research System, a leading financial data and analytics firm. David has a Bachelor’s of Science in marketing and political science from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Space is limited, so please register here to reserve a spot!

October 31

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Elevator Pitch Competition Finals

Elevator Pitch Competition Finals

You're invited!! Join us to see who wins $500 in 60 seconds!

The Elevator Pitch Competition is the first competition that the Shea Center & Start@Shea hold each year. It is open to undergraduate students, and it is a blast! Expect lots of great ideas and energetic students excited about entrepreneurship! 

On November 1st, there will be 15 students, who were chosen to advance to the finals and must give a 60-second pitch in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. Following the pitch, the judges will have 1-2 minutes to ask additional questions.  At the end of the event, 4 teams will be awarded. The award categories are 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Crowd Favorite. 

Don't miss it! Sign up here

November 01

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, The Heights Room

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

TechTrek Boston: Google & Accomplice Ventures

TechTrek Boston: Google & Accomplice Ventures

Get a chance to network with company executives, experience Google and Accomplice Venture's company cultures, learn how they recruit talent, and get your questions answered!

Space is limited, register here to reserve a spot!

1:00 PM - Take bus into Boston. The bus leaves at 1:00 sharp, so please meet at Alumni Stadium prior to 1:00. 
1:45 - 3:00 PM - Visit Google
3:15 - 4:15 PM - Visit Accomplice Ventures 
4:15 ~ 5:00 PM - Bus back to BC. 

As part of the Shea Center’s experiential learning initiatives and to complement other co-curricular activities, the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship will be doing multiple visits throughout the semester to tech and startup companies, offering students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship outside of the classroom.

Google is a multinational, publicly-traded organization built around the company's hugely popular search engine. Google's other enterprises include Internet analytics, cloud computing, advertising technologies, and Web app, browser and operating system development.

Accomplice Ventures ‍‍‍is a seed-led venture capital firm that embraces risk. They have been part of the origination story of companies that matter, including AngelList, Carbon Black, DraftKings, Hopper, PillPack, Veracode, and Zoopla. Accomplice has pioneered a community approach through platforms like Spearhead, BOSS, Rev, and TUGG. Based in Boston and San Francisco.

 

November 02

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Alumni Stadium, -- Please meet at Alumni Stadium prior to 1:00 PM.

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch & Network with an Entrepreneur featuring Doug Mack, CEO of Fanatics

Lunch & Network with an Entrepreneur featuring Doug Mack, CEO of Fanatics

Join us to hear from Doug Mack, CEO of Fanatics! Doug is a BC graduate and sports enthusiast who as CEO of Fanatics combines his love of sports with his passion for building great Internet companies and teams.

After hearing about Doug's journey as an entrepreneur, you'll have the opportunity to network with Doug and fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

A 17-year eCommerce innovator, Doug joined Fanatics as CEO in April 2014. He previously served as CEO of One Kings Lane, a leading online destination for home design, which he joined as a $10M start-up and led its growth into an Internet Retailer Top 100 company and one of the most exciting retail brands today. Prior to One Kings Lane, Doug was CEO of Scene7, the leading rich-media platform for eCommerce, which has powered websites for more than 1,000 global retailers, including Nike, QVC, Amazon and Home Depot. After completing the sale of Scene7 to Adobe, Doug joined the Adobe leadership team, and ultimately became GM of the digital media division, which included flagship properties such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Flash Media Server.

Doug began his career in the General Electric management training programs, was an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company and later became Executive Vice President of Broderbund Software. Named to Business Insider’s “Silicon Valley 100” four years running, Doug was elected to Kate Spade & Company’s Board of Directors in June 2014.

Register here for the event!

November 05

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall 208

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Sam Spector

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring Sam Spector

Join us for lunch with BC alumnus Sam Spector, Vice President & Partner of the Global Workday Practice at IBM!

Discuss Sam's impressive career at IBM and beyond. Hear about his proven track record of success developing and implementing both human resource and operational strategies and initiatives that are aligned with business needs, and address key corporate objectives. Then network with Sam & fellow students interested in entrepreneurship.

Sam is currently the Vice President and Partner of the Global Workday Practice at IBM. Prior to this role, he was the President and CEO of Meteorix, which IBM acquired in 2015. Meteorix's best in class Workday implementation services has now been combined with IBM’s excellence in digital operations, business analytics, cognitive computing, and a broad portfolio of consulting services and hardware and software offerings.  Prior to joining Meteorix, Sam was a partner at Momentum Equity Partners where he mentored Momentum’s portfolio companies providing organizational and operational guidance and direction.  Sam graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Studies, and later returned to receive his MBA, as well. 

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Register here to reserve a spot.

November 07

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

TechTrek Boston 11/9: Daily Table and Haley House

TechTrek Boston 11/9: Daily Table and Haley House

Join us on Friday, November 9th for our trek into Boston to visit Daily Table and Haley House! Transportation is provided to both locations and back to BC. The bus will depart campus from Conte Forum promptly at 2pm. 

First visit (2:45pm): Daily Table

Daily Table is a not-for-profit retail store that offers the community a variety of tasty, convenient and affordable foods. Founded by Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, the company opened its first store in 2015 in Dorchester, MA.  Daily Table provides both “grab-n-go” ready to eat meals, and a selection of produce, bread, dairy and grocery items at prices designed to fit within every budget. Daily Table's meals are priced to compete with fast food options, making it easier for families to eat healthier within their means. Daily Table aims to reduce both the effects of poor eating habits caused by challenging economics, and the impact that wasted food has on the environment.

Second visit (4pm): Haley House

Haley House is a nonprofit organization based in Boston's South End and Roxbury neighborhoods. Haley House uses food with purpose and the power of community to break down barriers between people, empower individuals, and strengthen neighborhoods.  Always local in focus and based in personal relationship, Haley House has grown organically in response to the harsh realities of social inequality and injustice. They remain committed to nurturing community which inspires and supports lasting personal and societal transformation. Never abandoning its deep roots as a house of hospitality, Haley House works to address basic human needs through its four branches: Direct Servicing, Housing, Urban Farming, and the Haley House Bakery Café.

Sign up for the trip here!

November 09

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Daily Table, Haley House

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Office Hours with Gareth Taube, Market Recognition

Office Hours with Gareth Taube, Market Recognition

Get advice and connect with Gareth Taube, the CEO of Market Recognition! Gareth has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of five early stage companies, and he currently is the CEO of Market Recognition. He specializes in market identification, branding, market penetration, and digital marketing. 

Market Recognition is a marketing consulting service that provides the strategic and tactical marketing expertise to launch and create buzz for a company/product and expand business for greater success. They deliver an integrated, result-oriented approach to strategic and tactical marketing including: viral marketing (blogging and social networking); web/blog services (design, development, maintenance, and SEO); press & analyst relations; content development; and lead generation and prospect nurturing.

Space is limited. Register here for your 20-minute time slot!

November 14

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring: Brett Heffes, Winmark Corporation

Lunch with an Entrepreneur featuring: Brett Heffes, Winmark Corporation

On the Brink of Failure 

Discuss what it means to be on the brink of failure as an entrepreneur and how to overcome that failure to reach success.

Brett Heffes has been the Chief Executive Officer of Winmark Corp. since February 2016. Prior to his current role, he served as its President for five years, the President of Administration & Finance for four years, and Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for six years.  He also has experience in finance at Gearworks, Veeco Compound Semiconductor Inc., and Wessels, Arnold & Henderson, LLC.  Brett also received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College in 1989. 

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Space is limited, so please register here to reserve a spot!

November 15

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Start@Shea's Accelerator Information Session

Start@Shea's Accelerator Information Session

Come learn more about Accelerate@Shea! Join us for our information session on Thursday, November 15. 

Apply here now! | Application deadline: Friday, November 30th. 

Start@Shea's Accelerator, Accelerate@Shea, is a 6-week program that provides student startups with expert advice, space, and funding to launch and grow their business. Teams will have access to a network of founders and mentors including alumni and friends of Boston College through round-robin workshops and one-on-one office hour sessions. Accelerate@Shea aims to bring together the innovative startup community at Boston College by giving teams the opportunity to discuss their progress and build a relationship with other student entrepreneurs going through the same challenges.

November 15

7:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Start@Shea's Accelerator 2019

Start@Shea's Accelerator 2019

Unleash your idea with Accelerate@Shea!

Apply here now!  Application deadline: November 30th, 2018 (11:59 PM). 

Start@Shea's Accelerator, Accelerate@Shea, is a 6-week program that provides student startups with expert advice, space, and funding to launch and grow their business. Teams will have access to a network of founders and mentors including alumni and friends of Boston College through round-robin workshops and one-on-one office hour sessions. Accelerate@Shea aims to bring together the innovative startup community at Boston College by giving teams the opportunity to discuss their progress and build a relationship with other student entrepreneurs going through the same challenges.

Each team must submit their business plan on the application (YouNoodle). Applicants will be interviewed by the Accelerate@Shea Review Board from December 3rd-7th.  The Accelerate@Shea Review Board will make final decisions following interviews.

The program will run from the start of second semester until the week after Spring Break. The Accelerate@Shea Demo Day will be hosted in late February. 

November 26

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Lunch with an Entrepreneur: Steve Fox & Noel Ntabanganyimana

Lunch with an Entrepreneur: Steve Fox & Noel Ntabanganyimana

Interested in international social entrepreneurship? Join us for lunch with Steve Fox, CEO of Impact Global Education, and Noel Ntabanganyimana, the Rwandan Country Director at The Women's Bakery, Inc.  Come hear about their career journeys, current roles, and then network with Steve, Noel, and others interested in international social entrepreneurship. 

Steve Fox is the CEO of Impact Global Education, a company that manages the international education brands ThinkImpact and Winterline. At ThinkImpact, Steve helps the team manage a portfolio of nearly 200 social enterprises, at varying growth stages, in sectors ranging from agriculture and health, to tech and education. Steve comes from an international investment background previously serving as a Managing Director at Sunizorro Investments in sub-Saharan Africa.  His work at Sunizorro encouraged local stewardship of private enterprise bolstered by niche international expertise.  Steve is also an impact investor and philanthropist with interests in protecting the climate and encouraging girls equity in developing countries. He has an MSc in Political Economy from the University of London, School for Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in International Economics from the University of Richmond. 

Noel Ntabanganyimana is the Rwanda Country Director for Think Impact at The Women’s Bakery, Inc. In his work at Think Impact over the years, he has combined his project management and human resources skills with his ardent enthusiasm for education. He also held a Business Development role and later became a Managing Director at Atikus Incorporated, Inc., a company that advocates for financial inclusion for the underserved through insurance and technology-based risk solutions for credit lenders. Noel studied Architectural and Construction Engineering, and has an MBA. 

Lunch is provided by the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Space is limited, so please register here to reserve a spot!
 

November 27

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall, 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

Guest Speaker: Alex Moulle-Beautraux, CMO, Starry Inc.

Guest Speaker: Alex Moulle-Beautraux, CMO, Starry Inc.

Join us on Thursday, November 29 from 12-1pm in Cushing 208 to hear from Alex Moulle-Beautraux, CMO of Starry Inc!

Alex Moulle-Berteaux is a BC alumnus and the Chief Marketing Officer for Starry, Inc., a Boston- and New York-based technology company focused on re-imagining and revolutionizing how consumers connect to the internet by developing an eco-system of products designed to make broadband access simple and affordable.

Prior to joining Starry, Alex served as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Aereo, Inc., the groundbreaking online television platform. As Chief Commercial Officer, Alex oversaw the company’s marketing initiatives, customer care, distribution partnerships and product management, and played a critical role in helping develop Aereo’s overall business and its nationwide expansion efforts.

Before joining Aereo, Alex served as Global Head of Marketing and Public Relations for Rockstar Games, the leading development and publishing label of publicly-traded Take Two Interactive. At Rockstar Games, he led the game launch efforts for the company, including the record breaking 2008 launch of Grand Theft Auto IV, heralded as the biggest entertainment launch in history.

Prior to Rockstar Games, Alex served on the management team of Media Arts Lab/Chiat Day, Apple’s marketing agency out of Los Angeles and London. While there, he led the day-to-day management of the global marketing campaigns for the Apple account across products including the Mac, iPod and iTunes, Apple TV, and the launch of the iPhone. Prior to joining Media Arts Lab, Alex worked in various New York-based advertising agencies on a wide variety of global brands.

Register for the event here!

November 29

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cushing Hall 208

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)

TechTrek Boston: HubSpot

TechTrek Boston: HubSpot

Join us for a TechTrek to visit HubSpot in Boston! Get a chance to network with company executives, experience HubSpot company culture, learn how they recruit talent, and get your questions answered!

HubSpot is the world’s leading inbound marketing and sales platform, offering software, services, and support to transform the way companies attract, engage, and delight customers. HubSpot has been recognized by Inc., Forbes, and Deloitte as one of the world’s fastest-growing companies, and their innovative approach to company culture has helped redefine transparency and autonomy in the modern workplace. 

2:00 PM : Meet at Conte Forum; bus leaves promptly at 2:00 PM
2:00 - 2:45 PM : Take bus into Boston 
2:45 - 3:45 PM : Visit HubSpot 
~5:00 PM : Return to campus 

Space is limited. Register here to reserve a spot.

November 30

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Conte Forum, (Bus leaves here at 2:00 PM)

Contact
Kelsey Kinton (kintonk@bc.edu)