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ISA Orientation and Entrepreneurial Workshop

Posted October 24, 2012 in News

Orientation and Entrepreneurial Workshop

Got a great business idea or an existing venture? Are you thinking of entering the Kravis Leadership Institute Innovative Start-Up Award competition this year to get funding for your venture? Wondering what it takes to win the award?

Be sure to attend our orientation session and Entrepreneurial Workshop!

When:     Friday, November 2nd from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.*

(1:15pm Orientation, 2pm Workshop)

*Students who have already started their own business are invited to meet one-on-one with Professor Jay A. Conger prior to this event to discuss the award. This opportunity is available by appointment only, please email

Where:   Kravis Center, Conference Room 321, 3rd Floor, South Elevator

What:   You will learn how the award process works and what differentiates the winners from the rest. You will also learn some basics about starting a business.



This session will provide you with an overview of the award process. You will learn how entries are judged, be alerted to important dates, and be informed of the topics you’ll need to address to have a shot at the award. You will learn about past winners and why they received the award.  Professor Janet Smith will discuss how the new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneur may be helpful to you in the process.

Building A Web Venture Workshop: Presented by CMC Alumni Entrepreneur, Adam Altman ’99

You’ll learn about starting your own web based business. Mr. Altman will share his experience building three web businesses. He will also discuss the distinction between choosing a “build-your-own” technology versus leveraging  existing technology and how it impacts costs, timeline and project risk.

The Experts:   Professor Jay Conger, Professor Janet Smith, CMC Alumni Entrepreneur Adam Altman and previous award recipient Chad Newbry ’14.

The Award:   Who knows…you might receive up to $25,000 in seed capital to finance your own venture idea!

Sign Up:    Send an email to the KLI,