Cornell Global Entrepreneurship Week Events, Nov. 14-20, 2011
"The BIG Idea:" Students are busy applying for "The BIG Idea" Competition, designed by Entrepreneurship@Cornell for Cornell Undergraduates who have a great idea for a for-profit or non-profit enterprise and are looking to capitalize on it. The competition offers students the chance to submit an idea online to a panel of judges, who will choose the top 10 ideas to be pitched in front of an active audience of successful entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, faculty and peers for cash prizes and valuable connections. Deadline for applications is Jan 29. Learn more here.
eClips: Cornell’s premiere video clip collection offers more than 12,000 clips on entrepreneurship, business and leadership. During Global Entrepreneurship Week, the site will feature special alumni clips related to entrepreneurship.
Monday, Nov. 12 -- Protecting your Intellectual Property in the Digital Age, Andrew Berger (’66, Law ’69), 4-5 pm, Sage Hall Room 141, Berger will discuss how we create, protect and monetize our IP in the context of an ever-evolving Internet. Andrew’s talk will include: what works are copyrightable; what are the rights of copyright holder; when will those rights be infringed; what is a trademark; suggestions on selecting a strong mark; tips on licensing your mark and how to protect and police your mark.
Monday, Nov. 12 – Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, 7:30 p.m., Niraj Shah '95 will be the speaker for this event, part of the introductory Entrepreneurship Speaker Series class that brings successful speakers to campus to talk about their stories. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Nov. 13 – E@C Faculty lunch, noon, Statler
Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise speaker Bruce Schlein (AB '88), 6-7:15pm, B09 Sage Hall, Schlein joined Citi in 2006 where he works as Director of Corporate Sustainability with Citi business and operations units to identify and develop solutions for emerging environmental issues and opportunities, with a focus on climate change and clean energy.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Seminar and Social Hour, Come and learn about a new Cornell technology over drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Professor Lang Tong of Electrical & Computer Engineering will present his technology for large scale charging of electric vehicles. 5:45 p.m., CCTEC Ithaca Office, 395 Pine Tree Road, Suite 310
Friday, Nov. 16 – IP and Pizza, Join CCTEC professionals from noon-1:30 p.m. for a follow-up discussion on the new America Invents Act and how it affects inventors. Pizza, salad, and drinks will be served. This event is sponsored by Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., 226 Weill Hall