Center for Innovation & Growth

 

Questions?

Call (440) 826-2393 or email BWcig@bw.edu.

CIG Network Events

Join Us for CIG Innovation Summits, CIGtalks and Blackstone LaunchPad Community of Entrepreneurs Events!

Register Now for the Fall 2014 CIG E&Y Innovation Summit

Leading and Executing Innovation | November 20, 8am-12pm 

Part of GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

Meet Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winners as they share stories of innovation and the effect on their organizations in a TED Talk-style format. Key learnings include how culture, integrity, strategy and execution helped foster innovative thinking and increased business results in both startups and long-established companies. Free for students and staff. Discounts for BW alumni. SPACE IS LIMITED.


 

ALSO REGISTER FOR THE FREE CIGTALK TAKING PLACE DURING GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

Tuesday, November 18 | 5:30 p.m.

Center for Innovation & Growth | CIG 112-113

NON-PROFIT INGENUITY - GIRLS WITH SOLE!

Learn from inspiring social entrepreneur Liz Ferro, the woman who created a nonprofit, which empowers young girls through fitness. Helping them lace up for a lifetime of achievement, the girls turn to inner strength when times get tough.  See: NBC Today Show Spotlight on Girls with Sole 


CIGtalks are free networking events for area entrepreneurs, students, and alumni  to hear local stories of innovation and entrepreneurship! Satisfy your appetite with stimulating conversation, free pizza, and beverages while exploring your role in northeast Ohio's future. 


 

BAD GIRL VENTURES FALL COURSES HELD AT THE CIG are premier entrepreneurial resources for women in Ohio. Bad Girl Ventures empowers female entrepreneurs by providing them with essential startup tools as well as access to capital.

The 10-class curriculum combining funding with education is immensely valuable. $35/class or $250/pass for all classes. Takes place Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. starting September 17. Open to the public. Bad girls, and bad guys, alike. See schedule here.Register today.


 

BLACKSTONE LAUNCHPAD EVENTS are meetings of BW's Community of Entrepreneurs.That's you! Free workshops, free pizza and open to all classes. ALL MAJORS. Thursdays. 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union's Quarry Room, Register Here.

Sept. 4 - Why Be an Entrepreneur? Idea Generation 101

Sept. 11 - How to Recognize an Opportunity

Sept. 25 - Intro to Legal Structures and IP

Oct. 9 - The Business Model Canvas

Oct. 23 - Next Step? Make One!

Oct. 30 - Building Your Personal Network

Nov. 6 - The Elevator Pitch

Nov. 20 - Funding Your Idea (Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week)

Dec. 4 - Professionalism and Business Etiquette

 

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