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Social Entrepreneurship: Profits, People and the Planet.

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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.

Agenda:

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.

Operation Opportunity: Veterans Entrepreneurship Workshop

Operation Opportunity is an initiative of 38HOT: Helping Others Together, Team 4 of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami Class of 2016-2017.  This program is focused on creating entrepreneurial and professional opportunities for Miami-Dade County veterans.

As part of Operation Opportunity, 38HOT is hosting an entrepreneurship workshop to provide training and resources for veterans looking to start up a new business or grow an existing business.  Attendees will hear from experts in the following areas: 

  • Starting a Business
  • Accessing Capital
  • Resources to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs 

Speakers include: 

  • United Way Mission United
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Beacon Council
  • Florida SBDC at Florida International University

This workshop will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6pm – 8pm at the United Way of Miami-Dade’s Ansin Building, located at 3250 Southwest 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129-2712. 

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Registration is required.  To attend the event, please register here:  go.fiu.edu/operationopportunity

There is no cost to attend, and for more information contact  Brian Van Hook: (305) 779-9228 / bvanhook01@gmail.com

Step Up your Startup

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Looking to start a business? Or did you recently start a business and would like help taking it to the next level? This workshop gives entrepreneurs the tools and resources essential to a business startup. Learn about fundamental aspects of starting a business, including:

  • What it takes to operate and start a business
  • Types of business structures
  • Resources available for starting a business
  • Franchising

Workshop is in partnership with the Florida SBDC at FIU & Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.

 

More information visit: go.fiu.edu/startupworkshop

Contact: Jesus Padilla, 305.779.9232 / jpadilla@fiu.edu

 

MatchUP Night II

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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.

Agenda:

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. 

Location:

MARC Building 3rd Floor

Step Up your Startup

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Looking to start a business? Or did you recently start a business and would like help taking it to the next level? This workshop gives entrepreneurs the tools and resources essential to a business startup. Learn about fundamental aspects of starting a business, including:

  • What it takes to operate and start a business
  • Types of business structures
  • Resources available for starting a business
  • Franchising

Workshop is in partnership with the Florida SBDC at FIU & Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.

 

More information visit: go.fiu.edu/startupworkshop

Contact: Jesus Padilla, 305.779.9232 / jpadilla@fiu.edu

 

Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

Enter the 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge presented by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and FIU College of Business

Entry Dates: January 30th through March 20th, 2017

 

Entering the challenge can give you valuable media coverage in The Miami Herald as well as exposure to possible investors in your business.

 

The FIU Track is open to all current FIU Students & Alumni.

Submit your entry:

  • Executive Summary maximum of 3 pages, minimum 10pt font.
  • Must include 1 Additional Page for Financial Analysis / Projections.
  • Recommended to include Risk Factors Associated & Exit Strategy.
  • Have a 5 minute PowerPoint Presentation of your business plan ready should you be selected as a Semi-Finalist.

Submit your Business Plan via email to fiuchallenge@miamiherald.com along with your FIU Student ID Number.

 

Important Challenge Dates

Monday, January 30th

Official Call for Entries and cover story in The Miami Herald Business Monday.

 

Monday, March 20th
All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm – NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

Monday, April 3rd
FIU Track Live Pitch Presentation.

 

Monday, May 8th
The Miami Herald Business Monday cover story will announce judges’ winners and People’s Pick with profiles of winners.

 

 

Hult Prize Competition Day

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We at StartUP FIU invite you to our Inaugural Hult Prize @ FIU local competition. The day will include student teams pitching their proposed solution to the 2017 Hult Prize challenge, a social entrepreneurship showcase, the selection of the team to represent FIU at the Boston Global Regional Finals in March 2017 and a networking reception.

This event will take place on Friday, December 9th at 10.30 a.m. in the MARC building at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus. For more information about Hult @ FIU click here.

What is Hult Prize:

The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition for social good. Undergraduate and graduate students from the best universities are invited to propose the best solution for a large global problem affected the disadvantaged. This annual competition aims to create and launch the most compelling social business ideas – start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by millions of people. Winning team will receive $1 Million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice, from the international business community.

Every year, the Hult Foundation releases a challenge to be tackled by teams of 3-4 students (+1 alum) in order to create sustainable and scalable social enterprises that can reach 10 million people by year 5.

What is the 2017 Hult Prize Challenge:

This year’s challenge is: Refugees – “Reawakening Human Potential” and will focus on restoring the rights and dignity of people and societies who may be or are forced into motion due to social injustices, politics, economic pressures, climate change and war.

 

Agenda

12.00 p.m. Registration, Startup Showcase, & Lunch

1.30 p.m. Competition: Team Pitches

3.00 p.m. Break & Cafecito Time

4.00 p.m. Final Pitching & Closing Ceremony

5.00 p.m. Reception

What is the Hult Prize Foundation:

The Hult Prize Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to launching the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs. It encourages the world’s brightest business minds to compete in teams to solve the planet’s biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises. Annual Hult Prize winners can make their ideas reality with the help of USD1 million in seed funding.

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.