2018 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)