Calendar of Events
Entrepreneurship Week (eWeek) is dedicated to the celebration of the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation across the BYU campus.
Entrepreneur & Venture Ecosystem Networking Night
Wednesday, 28 September
6 P.M.–8:30 P.M.
The Startup Building (590 South 100 West Street, Provo UT 84601)
The Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at BYU is excited to host the sixth annual The EVENT | Entrepreneur & Venture Ecosystem Networking nighT, the largest entrepreneurial networking event in Utah. The purpose of The EVENT is to bring together Utah’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and to showcase the resources available to help aspiring entrepreneurs launch and run successful ventures. Organizations from around the state will be represented at The EVENT and networking opportunities will abound.
The EVENT is open to all, but especially targeted to three audiences: student entrepreneurs, community entrepreneurs, and investors. These three audiences are vitally important to Utah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and are the fuel that drive our state’s economic engine.
Whatever your motivation for attending– looking for feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, looking to join a startup, looking for talent for your company, looking for investment opportunities, or just looking to network or give back– The EVENT is for you!
This year The EVENT will be held at The Startup Building in Provo and attendees will be able to use the Whova app to extend their networking. Whatever your motivation for attending, this is a can’t miss event! Marvelous Catering (owner of Molly’s) will be serving up some delicious food and there will also be cool door prizes.
More info and RSVP – utahnetworkingnight2016.eventbrite.com
MCS Big Idea Pitch
Thursday, 29 September
3 P.M.–4 P.M.
Get ready for 90-second, rapid-fire pitches of the best entrepreneurial ideas from BYU students that are looking for mentoring and feedback on their big startup ideas and businesses. $2,000 in cash is up for grabs. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting, fast-paced event.
Friday, 30 September
9 A.M.–12 P.M.
John Pestana’s Garage, 5132 N 300 W Provo, UT
Investors Day is the culminating event for BYU’s Miller Competition Series. The MCS is BYU’s flagship program that awards top teams thousands of dollars to work on their businesses. Just within the past few years, this program has helped launch companies like Scan (sold to SnapChat for $51 million), FiberFix (made deal on Shark Tank and now in over 30,000 retail locations worldwide), Owlet (recently raised a $7 million series A round), and KiLife Tech (won over $600,000 at the Rice Business Plan Competition, the world’s richest and largest student startup competition).
Come check out the Founder Launchpad teams as they pitch to you and other members of the entrepreneurship community. The teams have been working all summer and you will be the first to witness what they have been up to.
By invitation only—If you are an investor and have not received an invite, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
eWeek Speed Mentoring
Friday, 30 September
3 P.M.–4 P.M.
Big Idea Pitch presenters and other pre-selected students will get the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our center’s amazing entrepreneurial donors in a fast-paced, exciting format. If you have an awesome idea or business that you would like to get feedback on, apply for a spot to attend this event at the link below.
If you are invited to attend, make sure you come prepared to pitch your idea or business in a concise manner and have specific questions in mind that you are looking for answers to or feedback on.
By invitation only—Apply now here