Speaker Series: Michael Coles, Great American Cookie Co.
Mar
26
5:00 PM17:00

Speaker Series: Michael Coles, Great American Cookie Co.

Cofounder of Great American Cookie Company and former CEO of Caribou Coffee, Michael J. Coles is a business expert, serial entrepreneur, education advocate, and well-known public speaker. From starting three businesses, setting transcontinental world cycling records, making two bids for U.S. Congress, and writing legislation for Georgia film tax credit that changed an industry, Coles’ story is one of true grit and perseverance. In his recently-released memoir, Time to Get Tough: How Cookies, Coffee, and a Crash Led to Success in Business in Life, Coles’ reflects on his notable life and shares a wealth of knowledge and tips that he has gathered over the years as a business leader. In the memoir, he recounts the failures and successes that led him from poverty and a near-fatal motorcycle accident to founding a $100-million company and becoming the namesake of the business school at Georgia’s third largest university—despite never having attended college himself.

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Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Lowery Thomas, AIM Group
Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Lowery Thomas, AIM Group

Lowery serves as the Executive Director for Selous Venture Society in Nashville and for the AIM Growth Fund. He is a graduate of The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business where he was also a member of the UGA Men’s Golf Team.  Prior to AIM Group, Lowery received extensive experience in financial services where he worked with entrepreneurs and early stage companies from his past tenures with A. Logan Brokerage in New York City, and Rhodes Risk Advisors in Atlanta. 

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Summer Launch Program
Jun
13
to Aug 8

Summer Launch Program

The ideal candidates would be teams who have gone through the UGA Idea Accelerator or any other student team that is ready to actively launch their business between semesters. Teams will meet once a week to discuss obstacles and how to overcome common problems with experienced entrepreneurs.

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Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Wes Rogers
Jan
29
5:30 PM17:30

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Wes Rogers

As President and CEO of Landmark Properties, Wes Rogers has overseen the design, financing, development, and operations of over $4 Billion worth of new construction student housing.  With over $2 Billion of student housing currently under construction, Landmark has been consistently ranked the most active student housing developer and largest student housing general contractor in the country.

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Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Emily Reichman
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Emily Reichman

Emily Reichman joined Jackson Square Ventures in 2017, but she previosly was the founder and CEO of an online sporting event registration and marketing company, GetSetGo. GetSetGo grew into Active.com, which ultimately raised more than $50 million in venture capital before being taken private for $1 billion.

Learn more about Reichman and enjoy some free Chick-Fil-A. 

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Speaker Series: Sean Gordon
Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

Speaker Series: Sean Gordon

Join us next Tuesday for Speaker Series with Sean Gordon, Founder & CEO of HIRENAMI.

Sean is an inventor and founder of several SaaS  companies including Hirenami and vidREACH. He's also an inventor of a sales acceleration software with successful multi-million capital raises. Come to Amos Hall B12 for free food and Sean's story!

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Deadline to Apply: UGA Idea Accelerator
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Deadline to Apply: UGA Idea Accelerator

Applications are OPEN for the Fall 2018 Idea Accelerator! Take your idea from the back of a npakin to a scalable business model in just 8 weeks, guided by experienced entrepreneurs. If you have an idea, we encourage you to apply - don't worry if your idea isn't fully developed. We'll help you get there.

More information about the Idea Accelerator and the application can be found here.

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Kick Off Cookout
Aug
24
4:00 PM16:00

Kick Off Cookout

The Entrepreneurship Program invites you to our annual Welcome Back Barbeque! Come out to enjoy food and games with faculty, staff, and familiar faces. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in the program to learn more about how they can get involved. We hope to see everyone there!

BBQ will be held on the Special Collections Library Lawn behind Correll Hall at 4pm on Friday, August 24.  

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Students2Startups
Apr
11
2:00 PM14:00

Students2Startups

  • Stelling Study | Moore-Rooker Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The UGA Entrepreneurship Program and FourAthens have teamed up to bring back the Students2Startups event! Local Companies and student startups set up tables on campus for students to learn more about the startup community, explore job and internship opportunities, and to engage with other entrepreneurial-minded individuals. Come out and learn what is happening in and around Athens, score a job or internship and make new friends! Free admission to the event and food is provided

 

Non-member form: https://fourathens.typeform.com/to/VIJvpy

Member (& student teams) form: https://fourathens.typeform.com/to/g0TjD

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Speaker Series: Emily Reichman
Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

Speaker Series: Emily Reichman

Join us this Thursday in Correll 214 for Emily Reichman! 

Emily joined Jackson Square Ventures in 2017.  Previously Emily was the founder and CEO of an online sporting event-registration and marketing company, GetSetGo.  GetSetGo grew into Active.com which ultimately raised over $50 million in venture capital, before being taken private for $1 billion.

Free chick-fil-a!

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FABricate Final Competition
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

FABricate Final Competition

The final competition for FABricate, UGA's own food and agribusiness entrepreneurial initiative, will be held on  March 28th.  All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to come out to enjoy the competition, indulge in heavy hors d’oeuvres, and vote to determine which team will win the grand prize! 

 

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NTE Deadline to Apply
Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

NTE Deadline to Apply

Apply before March 18th, 2018 for a chance to compete for $10,000! Information regarding eligibility and the application process can be found at www.ugaentr.com/nte .

UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur is open to student startup teams from all over the country. During this live event, teams pitch their existing business plans or business idea in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. At the end of the competition, one winning team is awarded $10,000!

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ATV Student + Startup Connection
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

ATV Student + Startup Connection

Are you interested in working for and  learning from some of the hottest startups in Atlanta? Atlanta Tech Village is back with another internship/job fair, with 50+ startups looking for motivated, hard working students to join their team. For more information about this event and registration visit the Atlanta Tech Village event page.

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1 Million Cups
Jan
31
8:30 AM08:30

1 Million Cups

  • Athens Area Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1 Million Cups is a weekly event that brings together entrepreneurs and the Athens community over coffee and conversations.  

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups - a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. Four Athens is excited to bring 1 Million Cups to Athens. 

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