January Newsletter Feature


This spring semester is always a busy semester for us and this one will be no exception. The new venture competition will have 3 rounds. The spring pitch and pizza event is on Friday 5th February, the semi-finals rounds will be in March and the final on April 5th. All are welcome on finals night as we celebrate the best ideas from our student entrepreneurs.

We are also planning an entrepreneurial alumni networking night on the 12th April. Our graduate entrepreneurship and innovation club will be taking the lead on organizing this event. We intend this to be a regular event as we bring together our entrepreneurial alumni for an evening of networking with fellow alumni and students.

The start-up career fair will also be on February 24th this is entirely organized by students. If you are a student you can get more information here. It is open to students from all over the Boston area. If you are an employer and wish to book a table at the event you can register here.

In December we had the founder of Evernote, Phil Libin, in to mentor our BUzz Lab teams. In February he will be interviewed in the auditorium by Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe. Evernote is a huge Silicon Valley success story and the Evernote app is now used by over 150M users worldwide. If you would like to attend this exciting event, please register here.

Warmest regards,
Professor Ian Mashiter
Director of the BUzz Lab

Welcoming In the New Year
at the BUzz Lab

BUzzLab Hosts Workshop with Gili Golander, Co-Founder and CMO at Bazaart

Gili Golander is a co-founder and CMO at Bazaart. Bazaart is the most beautiful way to mix your photos into mind-blowing images. She is an expert on UX design and is the subject of a HBS case on growth hacking. She will join us in the BUzz lab to share her experiences and let us in on her secrets to driving customer acquisition using “growth hacking” techniques

Click here to register for this exciting event!


BUzz Lab New Venture Competition Is Back!

This month we resume the New Venture Competition with our second round of Pitch & Pizza taking place Friday, February 5th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in Questrom 222. We are so excited to welcome 24 teams representing 6 different schools at BU who will pitch for their chance to go on to the Semi-Finals, taking place Tuesday, March 15th and Thursday, March 17th. Make sure to come out and show your support by registering here!

Director of the BUzzLab shares his advice in Fortune!

By Ian Mashiter

“Entrepreneurs often forget the basics of good business when searching for funds. They think money from any source is good money, and in the process, set themselves up for failure.” Boston University Professor and BUzz Lab Director, Ian Mashiter, shares his wisdom and advice with entrepreneurs looking for funding.

Click here to read “10 Things Entrepreneurs Overlook in Their Search for Funds”

BU Startup Fair ENT Showcase Innovation Throwdown Quest for Success Feb 11 Spring Pitch Pizza