From: Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship
Date: December 7, 2020
Subject: Weekly Bulletin | Dec. 7-13, 2020

Weekly Bulletin | Dec. 7-13, 2020

Welcome to the Veale Institute's weekly bulletin, showcasing upcoming events and updates.
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We are hoping to spotlight more success stories and CWRU entrepreneurial news. If you have something that you’d like to share, please send it to us. We are happy to help promote via social media, newsletter and our website. 

Remote Entrepreneurship Project (REP) Program

Applications to our spring 2021 REP Program are due on Friday, Dec. 11. All students and companies are welcome to apply.

A Peek at Next Semester's Events

Fireside Chat  

Jan. 27, 2021, 12 p.m. ET, zoom meeting 
Eric Happel, global partners management and strategy at Nike
In partnership with Launch Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina's Eship Center, Happel will talk about his work at Nike, including driving product sustainability strategy and business development for affiliate brands. Happel is also an investor in an active angel fund and from 2008-2013, helped raise funds and grow Portland called Wicked Quick, an apparel brand.
Register for this event

Rob Slee, founder and managing director, Robertson & Foley  
Feb. 3, 2021 | 12 p.m. ET, (Zoom)

Carolyn Casserton, former COVID-19 task force site growth lead, Verily and Veale EIR
Feb. 10, 2021 | 12 p.m. ET, (Zoom)
Eddie Van Pelt, CFO and COO, VIMBY
Feb. 17, 2021 | 1 p.m. ET, (Zoom) 

Kari A. Cunningham, owner, Panther Pediatric Dentistry
Feb. 24, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. ET, (Zoom)
Marques Martin, co-founder and managing partner, the Inkwell Group and director, INSIGHT2PROFIT
March 3, 2021 | 12 p.m. ET, (Zoom)

Matt Kursh, CEO and founder, Oji Life Lab
March 24, 2021 | 12 p.m. ET,  (Zoom)

Gopi Kallayil, chief evangelist of digital transformation and strategy, Google     
March 31, 2021 | 12 p.m. ET, (Zoom)

REP Feature

Meet Josh Levy (CWR '23), a computer science student interning Josh Levywith Edifice Analytics through the REP Program.

“During my time with Edifice, the main task that I will be working on will be chasing down various leads and adding them to an existing database of potential customer information. By the end of the internship, my goal is to accumulate around 100 promising contacts for the company to pursue.”

Recommendation of the Week

Interested in entrepreneurship in the fashion industry, especially about reading about Eric Happel's work at Nike and Wicked Quick?

Consider reading Daymond John's book "Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life," with Daniel Paisner. John is the founder, president and CEO of FUBU, an apparel company, and an investor on the show Shark Tank. 

xLab Quarterly Roundtable

Attend this roundtable to join a dialogue among industry leaders, who Person using mobile device to access technologyhave led successful digital product innovations in organizations, to learn the challenges and opportunities of integrating digital technology into product innovation, on Monday, Dec. 14. They will share strategies and case studies to help your organization embrace digital technology to drive your business forward. 

Goodyear Innovation Challenge

Goodyear Innovation Challenge is a virtual business innovation and design challenge in partnership between Goodyear and CWRU. The top five teams will compete at the end of February for a chance to compete for cash prizes up to $5,000. Submit team information by Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)

CGI U and Verizon have partnered up to support college and university students in creating innovative, sustainable enterprises that address pressing social challenges through technology. The CGI U 2021 program includes a social impact curriculum, high-touch mentorship, seed funding opportunities, and an invitation to a virtual summit in partnership with Howard University. Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. 

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