February 4, 2018
Watch startup teams from around Brandeis compete for up to $50,000 in prizes in our 4th annual SPARKTank competition. Teams will present their ideas for innovations in high tech, social enterprise, business-to-business, and consumer products to a group of judges, and the winners will receive funding, mentorship, and support as they strive to make a difference in the world through entrepreneurship.
Brandeis’ SPARKTank is one of the only university startup competitions in which students, faculty, and staff compete as equals. Last year’s winners, WorkAround, went on to win Boston and national startup competitions, including being named a semifinalist at MassChallenge, taking first place at the MIT Enterprise Forum/HUBWeek Beantown Throwdown, and SheStarts’ ShePitches competition. You just might see the next groundbreaking startup to come out of Brandeis at SPARKTank.
Free; Refreshments will be served
January 24, 2018
3pm-4pm | Carl J. Shapiro Science Center Library
Learn about the opportunities afforded by our SPROUT funding program for bench research, discover tips on applying, and speak to the staff in charge of admistering the program to answer all your questions. Light refreshments will be served.
January 25, 2018
6pm-8pm | Alumni Lounge
Join participants in our National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program as they showcase their accomplishments. I-Corps participants work to develop bench research into commercializable inventions that improve human life.
February 1, 2018
3pm-4pm | Volen 201
In case you missed the first one, we have a second info session in February! Learn about the opportunities afforded by our SPROUT funding program for bench research, discover tips on applying, and speak to the staff in charge of admistering the program to answer all your questions. Light refreshments will be served.
February 7, 2018
How do you reach your customers to grow your business? What is a strong brand, and how does it help your startup stand out, reach the right customers, and communicate your value? In this hands-on session, you will learn how to establish your brand, market on a shoestring, and accelerate your startup's growth. Participants will leave with a branding statement and a set of free resources to market their startups.
February 27, 2018
6:30pm-8:00pm | Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Gain an understanding of the unique barriers to success for women in today’s corporate world and learn the key tactics and strategies to overcome these barriers.
March 14, 2018
6pm-8pm | Gosman Sports and Convocation Center
Held once a month, Innovation Nights are one of Boston's longest-running and most respected startup events. Mass Innovation Nights comes to Brandeis with an evening showcasing all the best innovations Brandeis has to offer. See a dozen startups born in the classrooms, dorms, and labs of Brandeis share their stories, meet the teams, and connect with experts and alumni.
March 23, 2018The 3 Day Startup (3DS) program aims to create a living entrepreneurship laboratory on university campuses by bringing together students with diverse backgrounds ranging from freshmen to freshly-minted PhDs. Participants gain experience in cross-disciplinary collaboration, brainstorming and ideation while creating a startup in 200 hours.