Join us as Daniela Cadena, Social Impact Lab lead at StartUP FIU, introduces social entrepreneurship and how the concept is solving global problems through for-profit solutions. Be part of a discussion on the differences between social responsibility and social entrepreneurship, how from different disciplines from engineering to architecture or from the sciences to the arts can create new products, companies, and services that create value for people, generate profits and keep the planet in mind.
12:00PM – Check In
12:15PM – BYOL and conversation
12:45PM – Q&A
1:00PM – Networking
Why Social Entrepreneurship?
If we wish to continue growing as a society, we must find sustainable solutions to the most pressing issues our generation faces. From access to clean water and food, to creating companies with a culture of social responsibility and employee development – social entrepreneurship will allow us to scale solutions like no other generation has experienced before.
Who is this for?
This event is tailored for students who want to understand how their major is related to the concept of social entrepreneurship and how they can impact others and change the world regardless of what career they choose.
Who is Daniela Cadena?
Daniela is an FIU alumna, passionate about creating touch points among students, universities, and local communities through social entrepreneurship initiatives. Through sustainable social value propositions, Daniela leads social entrepreneurship at StartUP FIU by providing resources for projects focused on identifying unjust equilibriums that cause exclusion in segments of the populations lacking financial means or political clout.
Why do some businesses easily obtain loans while others don’t? The answer starts with you, the business owner.
Learn how to make your business loan-worthy and receive key insights from a seasoned business-banking veteran.
From the importance of the business owner’s personal credit to understanding how lenders evaluate your business, this workshop will put you on the right path to having a bankable business.
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Calling all mentors and entrepreneurs in the Miami community to join StartUP FIU on February 8th, for MatchUP Night II!
MatchUP Night II is a networking opportunity for our FIU and Miami community to meet the 19 innovative StartUPs that are a part of our second Cohort. Some of our Cohort teams are looking to MatchUP with mentors to guide them and/or entrepreneurial individuals to add to their teams.
6:00 PM – Networking
6:45 PM – Opening remarks
7:15 PM – Teams introduction
9:00 PM – Event Conclusion
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is StartUP FIU?
StartUP FIU is an initiative developing innovation and entrepreneurship to fully leverage the Fourth Industrial Revolution for FIU and the Miami community.
Who should attend?
All events are free and open to students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members who are interested in learning about startups and entrepreneurship. It is also an excellent opportunity for early-stage startups to familiarize themselves with StartUP FIU.
MARC Building 3rd Floor
You are cordially invited to attend StartUP FIU’s Pitch Day on December 6, 2016! Pitch Day is an important milestone for our inaugural Empower Accelerator Program cohort. By this day, our teams will have successfully completed our 14-week Empower Accelerator program. They would have participated in nearly 30 presentations and workshops, taken part in critical mentoring and business advice, presented their required weekly deliverables in preparation for this one day. On December 6th, you will have the opportunity to see our teams pitch to potential investors. For more information about our teams, click here.
Please RSVP to indicate your attendance at Pitch Day or tune in via webcast at webcast.fiu.edu. Thank you for your support of StartUP FIU!
Pitch Day Schedule
8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Pitches
10:30 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Pitches
12:30 p.m. Event Ends
About StartUP FIU: StartUP FIU is an initiative focused on developing traditional and social entrepreneurship among students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the South Florida community. Its Empower Accelerator Program is a 14-week accelerator program, consisting of a robust curriculum, critical mentoring and business advice, and weekly team deliverables. Each week of the program is based on a theme around which lectures and events are scheduled. Successful entrepreneurs from the Miami community provide mentorship to each team. Teams meet with their mentors on a weekly basis to discuss the strategies and skills needed to advance each team’s vision. Those who successfully complete the program are given the opportunity to pitch their startups to potential investors in week 14.
How do you convince investors that your startup is a winner? Come to our Speaker Series December 1st, 2016 to listen to Rahul Kothari speak about how he and his company provide investors with more diversification and investing options and what they look for in investable companies.
Who is Rahul Kothari?
Rahul Kothari is a Founder and Senior Partner of Ironview Capital Management. He joined the firm via the Carlyle Group. Prior to this, Rahul held various roles in late-stage private equity at the Aurora Capital Group, investment banking at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (now Credit Suisse), consulting at Bain & Company and held leadership positions at various entrepreneurial ventures.
Rahul earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Biochemistry and an Honors BA from the University of Western Ontario. He currently serves on the Boards of the Miami Children’s Museum, CityScience and the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York.
6:00 pm – Registration
6:30 pm – Speaker Series
7:30 pm – Q&A
7:45 pm – Networking
What is StartUP FIU?
StartUP is an initiative focused on creating traditional and social entrepreneurship among students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. We help create and grow traditional companies, high-tech ventures, and social enterprises.
Who should attend?
Our seminar series is open to students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members who are interested in learning about startups and entrepreneurship. It is also an excellent opportunity for early-stage startups to familiarize themselves with StartUP FIU.
Black Tech Week was established in 2014 to provide more impactful programming around Black History Month. In addition to celebrating innovators of color, the event aims to change the narrative surrounding our community and replace it with innovation, creativity and technology. The event includes a three-day technology summit from Feb. 17-19 featuring leading tech innovators, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The event is free for FIU students.