Hosted by the Entrepreneurship Center Alumni Board
Winning first place at last year’s competition set off a chain
StEP will be hosting weekly workshops on Tuesdays evenings to prepare and place UMB students in paid Sales, Marketing, Software Development, Quality Assurance and IT internships with High Tech Startups!
See our flyer for more info.
We wish you all the best!
Have you ever wondered if you are doing the right things to prepare yourself for the job market? Are you branding yourself well? Are you leveraging key relationships?
This workshop will focus on giving you tools to effectively communicate in professional situations. It will address how to handle interviews and manage key relationships. Improve your chances of receiving paid internships offered through UMass Boston’s Student Entrepreneurship Program (StEP). This event is applicable to ALL career-seeking students, with a special focus on assisting international students in the interviewing process. See attached flyer for more details.
This is a MAP event
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Location: Venture Development Center
Wheatley Building, 3rd Floor
About the Speaker
Nadia Nassif is the Founder and President of Springboards Language Training and
Consulting, LLC, a Boston-based professional communications firm that works
specifically with international professionals and students. A native to the city,
Nadia received a degree at Boston University in applied linguistics and modern
foreign languages. She has been teaching English as a Second Language and Business
Communication in the U.S. and Japan for nearly a decade. In her current MBA
research at UMASS Boston, she is exploring the powerful connection between
organizational effectiveness and well-supported work forces with a particular
emphasis on culturally and linguistically diverse firms.
Stay in MA is a scholarship program for Massachusetts-based college students funded by Flybridge Capital Partners. The program is focused on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation between students and the local business community by providing financial assistance to students interested in joining or attending the events of technology and business organizations in the region.
Scholarships are available to any undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in a full-time program at a Massachusetts college or university and interested in attending the event or becoming a member of one of the approved partner organizations. Scholarships will cover the student rate for an event registration or membership up to a maximum of $100 per event or membership. Each student may apply for up to 3 scholarships per calendar year.
To apply for a scholarship, go to www.stayinma.com/apply and fill out the short scholarship request form. Scholarships must be applied for at least 2 business days prior to the event date.
Once a scholarship has been approved, Stay in MA will coordinate registration for the student with the partner organization.
All scholarship requests must meet the following criteria:
· Student is currently enrolled at a Massachusetts college or university as a full-time student.
· A valid university email address must be provided with each submission.
· Event the student would like to attend is affiliated with one of the Stay in MA partner
· organizations and there are still Stay in MA scholarships available for the event.
· Student has not received more than 3 scholarships during the current calendar year
· If student has received prior scholarship grants, they have attended the event they received a
· grant for. If a student receives a scholarship and does not attend the event, they will be
· ineligible for future scholarship grants.
For more information, please visit www.stayinma.com <http://www.stayinma.com>
My contact at Flybridge is Kate Castle: firstname.lastname@example.org
ForSE: Forum for Social EntrepreneursNew England’s largest conference focused on building a dynamic network of leading entrepreneurs, concerned professionals, investors, and thought-leaders dedicated to social impact. This is an opportunity to attend the leading event that brings together like minded professionals from technology, business and social sectors with a focus on social entrepreneurship. Over 200 attendees from the Greater Boston area and beyond are expected to converge in October for an activity filled day of workshops, information sharing, and networking. Meet with the thought leaders and young innovators in the field.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Date & Time
9 am to 5.30 pm
231 Forest Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481
FIND OUT MORE! SEE ATTACHMENTS FOR MORE DETAILS!
Are you a student entrepreneur with a business startup that you’d like to grow to the next level this summer? If so, the Summer@Highland 2009 program may be just what you need.
In its third year, Summer@Highland is designed to provide selected student entrepreneurs with the environment and resources for advancing their startup initiative/company to the next level. Participating entrepreneurs/teams will receive a financial stipend and complimentary work space in either our Lexington, Massachusetts or Menlo Park, California office. The teams will have access to Highland investment professionals along with further resources for injecting real-world advice, insight and perspectives into the entrepreneurial and company-building process. Full details on this year’s program and an application form can be at www.hcp.com/summer.
Participating teams in the Summer@Highland 2009 program are under no obligation to Highland after the summer. That being said, advanced initiatives/companies may qualify for seed financing and/or additional involvement by the Highland team to help accelerate company growth. Further terms and conditions may apply for those that qualify for these options (evaluated on a case-by-case basis) and are interested in taking advantage of them.
What we’re looking for in 2009
We are especially interested in having you spend the summer with us if:
- You have a leadership team with vision, passion, and drive;
- Your initiative is built around a breakthrough idea that is scalable and monetizable;
- You’re pursuing a large addressable market opportunity with a product/service that has the potential to be highly-disruptive in its area;
- Your business initiative is already showing momentum and (ideally) some demonstrable market traction (i.e., you’re well beyond concept);
- You’re operating in a sector that we focus on – information and communication technology, digital media, life sciences, advanced materials & semiconductors, cleantech; and,
- You can direct us to some advisors who see your business’s potential as you do.
Particulars of Summer@Highland 2009
- The program is open to current undergraduate or graduate students, post graduate docs, as well as recent grads (December 2008 or later). At least one participating member of the team must meet this criterion.
- Teams can comprise 1 to 4 persons.
- A single person team will receive a $7,500 stipend for the summer, if selected.
- A multi-person team will receive a $15,000 stipend, if selected.
- Participating teams are required to work full time for a minimum 10 weeks on their initiative. Start and end dates are flexible and are to span the period of mid-May through September 2009.
- Participating teams will need to reside in one of Highland’s offices (Lexington, MA or Menlo Park, CA) while participating in the program.
- Each participating team will have a Highland sponsor who will be the team’s gateway to advice and counsel from Highland’s investors and industry network.
- Participating teams in the core Summer@Highland 2009 program are under no obligation to Highland after the summer. Further terms and conditions may apply for advanced initiatives that qualify for and are interested in pursuing seed financing and/or additional involvement by the Highland team.
How to apply
- Please complete the brief online application (available at www.hcp.com/summer).
- Attach to your application (1) resumes/bios for each team member, and (2) up to two referrals/letters of recommendation (recommended). The latter may be from faculty & administration, board or advisory group members, or others affiliated with close knowledge of your initiative and/or team members.
- You may also consider optionally attaching (1) executive summary of your initiative/company, and/or (2) a link to a 1-2 minute overview / elevator pitch video via YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
- The application deadline for consideration in the 2009 program is Thursday, April 9, 2009.
- Selected projects will be notified via email no later than May 1, 2009.
Build a Career in High-TechStart-ups!
Tuesday, March 3rd
Daniel Phillips has successfully overseen several start-ups and is the founder of UMass Boston’s Student Entrepreneurship Program (StEP). He will share career opportunities in venture capital funded high-tech startup companies for UMass Boston students.
Why high-tech start-ups want you!
Dennis Ford, President, Brighton House Associates
Dennis Ford has 25 years experience working with emerging technology companies. He is responsible for the overall business growth of BHA. Prior to joining BHA, Dennis was Director and Vice President of Business Development at Refresh Software Corporation, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Avaki and Vice President of Business Development at Engage Software. Having employed several UMass Boston students as interns, Dennis will provide valuable insight on what successful start-ups look for when hiring students and what students he is looking to hire!+Plus
Get your questions answered!
Current interns speak about their experiences working for start-ups.
Sponsored by the Venture Development Center and the College of Management. For more information and for special accommodations, please contact: Anna.Tsui@umb.edu, 617-287-6070.
Light refreshments will be served.