Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the international celebration of the innovators and job creators that launch startups in which ideas come to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
Global Entrepreneurship Week at FAU's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and FAU Tech Runway is made possible through the support of IBM. A remarkable organization made up of today's most brilliant innovators. We sincerely thank IBM for their support of Florida Atlantic University.
2014 FAU Global Entrepreneurship Week Schedule
Monday, November 17, 2014
2015 FAU Business Plan Competition - Registration Opens!
Read official rules, view the competition deadlines, and register at business.fau.edu/bpc.
Learn to Launch: An FAU Tech Runway and Adams Center for Entrepreneurship Info Session
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Do you have idea, invention or business? Do you have a patent and need to figure out the next step? Do you have a business plan that needs vetting? If you answered yes to any of the above, you should attend this information session on FAU's Tech Runway and the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship! Here you will learn about the wide range of workshops, seminars, courses, events, and programs FAU offers to innovators of all levels. Register at learntolaunch.eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
IBM Bluemix Platform: RapidApps
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Have an idea for app, but no idea how to code? Are you tech-savvy and want to learn the latest tools for app development?
IBM's RapidApps radically transforms mobile application development. Anyone can turn an idea into an app, quickly and easily, using visual tools without coding. IBM Bluemix spans the needs of both professional and less technical business practitioners and provides a powerful, cloud-based tool with MobileFirst capabilities, and a sleek, modern design. Register at rapidapps.eventbrite.com.
IBM - The Internet of Things
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Internet of Things represents an evolution in which objects are capable of interacting with other objects. Hospitals can monitor and regulate pacemakers long distance, factories can automatically address production line issues, and hotels can adjust temperature or lighting to a guest's preferences. Register to learn how IBM is creating a Smarter Planet at ibminternetofthings.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
IBM SME Toolkit
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
IBM is a global institution embracing innovation. The IBM SME (small medium enterprise) Toolkit is a free program enabling entrepreneurs and small/medium businesses to learn how to implement sustainable business management practices needed for growth in the areas of finance, accounting, international business, marketing and human resources. IBM Engineers will present this workshop and answer you IBM SME Toolkit questions. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop or tablet to this session. Register at smetoolkit.eventbrite.com.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
IBM Bluemix Platform: Girls Night Out Coding Event
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
IBM’s Girls' Night Out is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with smart women in your local area who get technology. Join us for a one of a kind event that brings together women developers, IT business leaders and aspiring technology leaders. Whether you’re a tech rookie or experienced techie, this event is open to all levels. Learn more about Cloud technology, IBM’s PaaS Platform - Bluemix and build an app of your own! Register at bluemixgirlsnight.eventbrite.com.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Learn to Pitch: A workshop with media expert Corey Saban!
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Can you communicate your business idea in less than a minute? You might have a brilliant idea, but if you can't effectively communicate the brillance, you're losing customers and investors. Media expert Corey Saban and Kimberly Gramm, CEO of FAU Tech Runway, team up to teach you the fundamentals of making the pitch. Come prepared to give your pitch, receive constructive criticism and helpful tips, and learn to perfect the craft of public speaking. Corey Saban is a key professional in the world of media providing successful media and public speaking strategies. He has interviewed some of the most renowned personalities and public figures of the century. As an accomplished communicator, his career spans nearly two decades in network news. Register at learntopitch.eventbrite.com.
IBM Academic Initiative
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The IBM Academic Initiative is an innovative program enabling IBM to partner with faculty at academic institutions worldwide to build a pipeline of skilled students for the IT jobs of tomorrow. It is open to faculty members of accredited institutions worldwide, and offers a wide range of benefits for teaching and research that can be scaled to meet the goals of most educational institutions, ranging from large research universities to community colleges. The Academic Initiative portal provides faculty with no-charge access to IBM's leading-edge software and industry-proven course materials; remote access to certain IBM hardware; on-line training on IBM technologies; and a variety of other resources and benefits to assist academia with enhancing their skills and educating their students. Through the IBM Academic Initiative, IBM seeks to promote open standards, technologies and products among the next generation of IT professionals and equip them to lead the future of the technology industry. Register at academicinitiative.eventbrite.com.