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Spring Into Entrepreneurship (NYC)

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Bring all your biggest and brightest ideas to the table, PaceU, because the Entrepreneurship Lab and Small Business Development Center are rolling out a ton of unique opportunities in Spring 2020! Learn how to launch the next big business.

Entrepreneurship Lab

Be sure to keep an eye on the following opportunities hosted by Pace’s Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab), an organization for students interested in seeing their ideas and innovation become a reality. Led by Executive Director Bruce Bachenheimer, clinical professor of management at Lubin, the eLab is a collaborative workspace designed to bring great minds together. They have consistently provided students with a space to launch and manage new ventures, while also offering a home base for those wishing to explore entrepreneurship.

Mobile App Design Competition
Friday, March 6 | 9:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. | 163 William Street, Room 344
One of the most highly anticipated competitions at Pace, the Mobile App Design Competition challenges students to form teams to create a concept mobile application using any tool or script/programming language and demonstrate to an audience and judging panel—for prizes. Read on for more information about this year’s Mobile App Design Competition.

16th Annual Pace Pitch Competition
Thursday, April 23 | 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Bianco Room
The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept popular in the venture capital community. It’s an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneur’s idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan, which is delivered to potential investors. Now you’ll get the chance to present your own idea! Check out last year’s Pace Pitch Competition for more information.


Small Business Development Center

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has consistently provided students with in-depth and confidential one-on-one business advisement, training, and research to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs grow or launch their business venture. Don’t miss out on their upcoming workshops and training!

Small Business Growth Strategies
Tuesday, January 28 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Bianco Room
Entrepreneurs face a range of challenges when growing their small business from finding a niche in the market to building awareness for their product/service to identifying new clients to much more. Register to attend the Small Business Growth Strategies event.

Small Business Lending Panel and Networking Session
Thursday, January 30 | 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Bianco Room
Are you an existing small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur in need of financing for your business? Whether you’re looking to expand your current operations or to launch a new venture, this session will provide practical strategies to finance your small business. Register to attend the Small Business Lending Panel and Networking Session.

Small Business Accounting Basics
Wednesday, February 12 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Bianco Room
As a small business owner, it is critical to have a working understanding of accounting basics to enable you to make critical business decisions. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of accounting to help attendees be better equipped to handle their business’ financials. Register to attend the Small Business Accounting Basics event.

Sales Strategies for Small Businesses
Wednesday, March 11 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Student Center West
Want to build and grow your business and expand your client base? Then come to this workshop where Pace Marketing Professor Harvey Markovitz will highlight sales strategies entrepreneurs can implement to land new customers. Register to attend the Sales Strategies for Small Businesses event.

Intellectual Property Rights for Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, March 11 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Student Center West
Have you developed an innovative product or service, and find yourself hesitant to share it with prospective investors or partners because you don’t want to see your concept stolen or duplicated? SBDC has partnered with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project to help! Register to attend the Intellectual Property Rights for Entrepreneurs event.

Commercial Lease Negotiation
Thursday, March 19 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Student Center West
Are you considering renting a commercial space but don’t know where to start? This workshop will provide key insights on topics ranging from what to look for in a written lease, selecting an appropriate lease term, research to do before deciding on a space, and more. Register to attend the Commercial Lease Negotiation event.

Grow Your Small Biz with Google
Thursday, April 9 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Bianco Room
A Google specialist will share best practices for using Google tools and data to enhance your presence and engage with customers online! Register to attend the Grow Your Small Biz with Google event to learn more.

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