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

Weekly Newsletter – December 12, 2016

The BU Entrepreneurship Club Presents – InnovateEDU

The BU Entrepreneurship Club is leading a new program out of BU. They are launching a collaborative pitch competition between BU, MIT, Northeastern and Emersen this coming semester.
The Club will select 5 elite students to form a team to represent BU.
The team will attend monthly mandatory, intensive meet ups, at which the team will be given information on starting their next venture. Students will be set up to launch their own company, or join one of Boston’s top accelerator programs.
If you are interested please apply here

SXSW PitchTexas 2017

The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business invites BU students to compete in the 4th annual SXSW Startup PitchTexas Competition!

The best student startups from across the US will compete against each other for bragging rights and up to $10K in prizes. On the day of the competition, teams will pitch their startup and field questions from investors and entrepreneurs from the Austin community in front of SXSW Interactive’s global audience.

Applications are due by 5 PM, December 15th, and the top 16 applicants will be notified by 5PM on December 30th. Submissions must be made by a current MBA student who is on the founding or executive team of the startup.

Visit www.PitchTX.com for more information

Harvard Synergy 1/14/16
Harvard Synergy is a social enterprise incubator that challenges students to tackle  the social issues in transformative ways. Join Synergy and learn about the process of building a social enterprise.
Apply now: Harvard Synergy
11th annual New England Venture Summit, 12/07

Want to grow your venture startup? Join the New England Venture Summit to connect with investors, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, incubators and premier service providers.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Venture Fast Track: Fundraising Bootcamp 12/12
Want to meet investors and learn about the fundraising process from 35+ of Boston’s most active investors? Come to the Fast Track on 12/12: Here is a special discount for you: register with the code Buzzlab and get 30% off entry price.
Students – apply to come for FREE!
A limited number of scholarships are available to full-time students through StayinMA
Apply now: Venture Fast Track
Live or Work in Cambridge? You could be eligible for a grant to attend TCN Programs for FREE!
Find out more about the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program HERE!
Launchpad on Demand
Get real time feedback from experienced angel investors, without the pressure of a formal pitch. For companies in the early stages of development December 15 More info


Looking for your next job or internship opportunity? Our entrepreneurship community platform is the way forward. Join our community @  https://bu.edu/thehiveand see all available job and internship positions.
Entrepreneurship Club Internships:
Applications are now open for club interns for Spring ’17 positions.
Are you interested in taking a leadership role within Entrepreneurship Club?
Do you want to learn first-hand from members of BU’s entrepreneurial community?
Apply for a Spring 2017 internship position for the chance to learn new skills in marketing, event planning, program strategy, community outreach and more!
These roles have the potential to lead to positions on the Executive Board.
Apply HERE