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Entrepreneurial Initiatives

Above Photo of DePauw Alumni Entrepreneurs - Angie Hicks '95 (Co-Founder of Angie's List), Kristie Carter '09 (Founder of Aadvanced Limousines), Mark K. Boling '79 (Founder of 2C ENERGY), Justin P. Christian '95 (Founder of BCforward) with Steve Fouty (Director of DePauw McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship)

FALL 2020 Entrepreneurs and Innovations PROGRAMS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONSULTING WITH COURTNEY RICHEY CHIPOL

REGIONAL DIRECTOR, INDIANA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

 ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS WITH STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS: 

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 9 A.M-NOON GOOGLE MEET

  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 5  9 A.M-NOON GOOGLE MEET

  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 9 A.M-NOON GOOGLE MEET

PITCH COMPETITION BOOT CAMP WITH STEVE FOUTY

DIRECTOR OF THE MCDERMOND CENTER FOR MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 PREPARING STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS TO PITCH THEIR BUSINESS IDEA EFFECTIVELY:

  • LEAN CANVAS:  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 4-5 P.M. LIVE- ZOOM

  • MARKET VALIDATION:  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 4-5 P.M. LIVE- ZOOM

  • PITCH DECK:  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 4-5 P.M. LIVE- ZOOM

  • PRESENTATION:  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 4-5 P.M. LIVE- ZOOM

CAMPUS-WIDE PITCH COMPETITION

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Teams: $2,000, $1,000 and $500

JUDGES TO BE ANNOUNCED:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 9 A.M. -3 P.M. LIVE- ZOOM

 ENTREPRENEURS AND INNOVATIONS GROUPS & RESOURCES

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Entrepreneurship Group

DEPAUW ENTREPRENEURSHIP GROUP

IDEATING!

  • Generating, developing, and evaluating ideas for viable new start-ups. 
  • Focused on idea generation, market validation, business model canvas and pitch deck
  • Programs include: Entrepreneur speakers and workshops, McDermond Entrepreneur Boot Camp and the DePauw Entrepreneur Annual Pitch Competition
  • DEG - formerly known as Engaged Entrepreneur Group (EEG)
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DePauw Innovations

LAUNCHING!

  • NEW: FALL OF 2020!
  • Student-run incubator, accelerator and venture capital organization
  • Focused on the launch, growth and funding of start-up companies founded by current students, alumni and faculty
  • Programs include:  Managing a network of expert student, alumni, faculty and staff mentors who have expertise in a specific area of building a business; maintaining a pipeline of potential venture capital investors; providing co-working space to launch start-up businesses
  • DPi
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DEPAUW GOLD WITHIN ANGEL NETWORK

GROWING!

  • COMING: SPRING of 2021!
  • McDermond Center and student run network of DePauw-related individuals interested in potentially investments in  ventures led by DePauw students, alumni and faculty
  • Programs include:  Mobile app to provide the opportunity for virtual start-up pitches for review by interested investor members
  • DGWAN
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TENZER HUB

CO-WORKING SPACE in Greencastle

COLLABORATING!

  • Opportunity for student-run start-ups to apply to become a member of the Tenzer Hub for Entrepreneurship located in downtown Greencastle, just north of campus
  • Access community mentors, and subject matter experts in entrepreneurship and business development
  • Tenzer Hub is not a DePauw owned or administered co-working space, but through a close relationship with the Hub's alumni owners and managers, this space is being made available via the McDermond Center for DPi members who meet start-up team requirements
Union 525

innovation/technology space in Indianapolis at Union 525

NETWORKING!

  • Launch Indy and McDermond-Tenzer Networking Space in downtown Indianapolis in the Union 525 building
  • DePauw-branded space for meetings, network events and small conferences available for students, faculty, staff and alumni during normal business hours
  • Opportunities to sit down one-on-one with founders and other start-up and venture capital leaders in the central Indiana innovation ecosystem
  • A place where current students and area DePauw alumni can meet to share ideas, collaborate, network and work on short-term real-world projects 
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OTHER RESOURCES 

PARTNERSHIPS

  • DePauw C.E.O. (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization) membership is a part of the DePauw Entrepreneurship Group.  C.E.O is a global network of more than 250 college and university chapters that support and inspire the growth and development entrepreneurial students