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You Be The Shark - BUzz Lab Kick-Off Event

"You Be the Shark" a pitch competition organized by the BUzz…

Boston University Venture Accelerator

We're also looking for new and passionate members to join us at BUVA! With a lot of opportunities and upward mobility BUVA is a unique place to work. Our job openings are as follows: Tech consultant,Project manager,Public relations intern.

Arts and Ideas in Action Symposium

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Ald

Recap of Buzz Lab 2016 November Pitch and Pizza Event

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 6 WINNING TEAMS OF OUR NOVEMBER PITCH AND PIZZA COMPETITION ! RANAM, SOCIAL STORIES, OSCP, CARE TOUCH, CHEF BOX, INVOLVED

BUzz Lab creates online entrepreneurship community

The BUzz Lab, Boston University’s center for entrepreneurship, launched a new online community called “The Hive” last week to focus on supporting entrepreneurship at the university. BUzz Lab Director Ian Mashiter said the BUzz Lab Hive is essentially an online extension of what the BUzz Lab is already doing, now in a way that is more accessible to students and alumni.

Creating an Entrepreneurial BUzz: Interview with Ian Mashiter

Ian Mashiter is Director of Entrepreneurship Activities at Boston University Questrom School of Business, where he runs the BUzz lab. They run a variety of programs for students across the university, including a business plan competition, a summer accelerator, hosting speakers, housing early stage startups, coordinating with entrepreneurship groups on campus, and connecting students to the broader ecosystem in Boston.

OUR NEWSLETTER

Weekly Newsletter – November 20, 2017

Weekly Recap
At the 2017 Cannabis Start-Up Challenge,
Five Boston University Marijuana Businesses Have Big Highdeas
A group of Boston University students and alums with ideas for marijuana-based start-up companies are squaring off this week for a chance at $10,000 in seed money and free services from Denver-based consultants for their big highdeas. Five teams submitted pitches for the 2017 Cannabis Start-Up Challenge, co-sponsored by BU’s BUzz Lab and Green Lion Partners, a Colorado pot business strategy firm.
Click here for the full article!
Update on VCIC: 2018 Regional Team
Thanks again to everyone who competed on Friday. This was an *extremely* tight field this year, honestly quite more so than in other years. We appreciate everyone’s peer reviews and the judges had several email correspondences / sessions to discuss.
Congrats to our 2018 Regional team:
Michael Barros
Stephen Bruso
Albert Choi
Giulio Fois
Mayank Jaiswal
Myra Sack
Click here for more picture of the event!
BUzz Lab Upcoming Events
The second round of Pitch & Pizza competition will be held on December 8th, 2017 at Questrom School of Business. One of BUzz Lab’s most popular signature events, Pitch & Pizza are a series of competitions in New Venture Competition hosted every year. Winners from first three rounds enter into the semi-finals and then finals that are hosted in the Spring!
Support your friends and colleagues that are competing and join us for an evening of creative new business idea exchanges over some pizzas!
All BU students and alumni are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!
For teams pitching, please  Register Here!
To attend and watch the event, please  Sign Up Here!
BUzz Lab Recommended Events

November 20th from 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM ET

Colloquium room 906, BU photonics center

8 St Marys St, Boston, MA
Are you interested in startups and sustainable energy? Join Energy Club, Net Impact, and the undergrad Entrepreneurship Club on Monday 11/20 for an opportunity to hear Greentown Labs CEO Emily Reichert speak and to network with clean energy startups in the Boston area.


El Pelon will be providing Quesadillas, Chips, and Salsa for the event! 
Click here to register!
Other Opportunities
TigerLaunch is Princeton’s national entrepreneurship competition with four events planned for the 2018 competition in Seattle, Chicago, NYC, and Princeton, TigerLaunch is the largest student-run competition of its kind in the country, with over 300 applicants in 2017 and $30,000+ in prizes.
Find more information here.
Inspired by conversations at the 2013 MassTLC unConference, Unpitch is designed to facilitate connections between entrepreneurs and investors. It’s NOT about delivering an elevator pitch onstage, a “demo day” presentation, or trying to grab a few seconds with a venture capitalist in a conference hallway. Instead, Unpitch is a chance to have lunch with an Angel investor or VC in a casual, no-pressure environment, discuss your business, get meaningful feedback on your ideas, and make connections that will help you get to the next stage. 
 
Unpitch is totally free. The investors are buying lunch for the entrepreneurs… because each of them acknowledges that without great founders, there are no successful investors. 
Find more information here.
To apply- click here

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