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Events

Pitch Prep Convocation
Oct
25
10:00am10:00am

Pitch Prep Convocation

Massey 100

Learn tips and tools for putting together a pitch deck, presenting to investors and customers, and pitching your business! You’ll leave with resources and tools to help you build your pitch. This convocation is a prerequisite for participating in the Business Pitch Competition in November.

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Legal Clinic with Baker Donelson
Nov
1
3:30pm 3:30pm

Legal Clinic with Baker Donelson

Sign-up for a 30 minute consultation with a lawyer from Baker Donelson.

Come discuss your business and get consultation from a legal professional. This is free for students and is a great opportunity to get advice regarding your business. 

A previous participant said, "I could have spent hundreds of dollars on legal aid with all the questions I had. The attorneys discussed all the questions with me and gave me the answers I needed to move forward with security."

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Business Pitch Competition
Nov
15
10:00am10:00am

Business Pitch Competition

Massey Boardroom

Up to 10 student entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges in a Shark-Tank Style competition. The winners will receive cash prizes and business-building tools to help grow their ventures. Sign up below to compete or come to the convocation to see what businesses our Belmont entrepreneurs are building!

*The Pitch Prep convocation on October 25 is a prerequisite to compete.

Application to compete will be available here on October 25, 2017.

 

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Candace Nelson, Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Shares Her Story
Oct
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Candace Nelson, Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Shares Her Story

Janet Ayers 4th Floor

Candace Nelson is the founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles, the world's first cupcake bakery. Started in Beverly Hills in 2005, Candace's sophisticated take on the classic American cupcake made Sprinkles an overnight bakery sensation.

Candace filmed the first 10 seasons of hit Food Network show, Cupcake Wars, as a judge and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today, The Chew, The Talk, Nightline and in O, Vanity Fair, InStyle, and People magazines. Her cupcakes have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and in Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Her debut cookbook, The Sprinkles Baking Book, is a New York Times Best Seller.

Reception following at 6pm

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Back 2 School Bash @ House Of and Boulevard Record Shop
Aug
31
4:00pm 4:00pm

Back 2 School Bash @ House Of and Boulevard Record Shop

Celebrate the start of the semester at House Of & Boulevard Record Shop! Our 2 student-run businesses will have food, prizes, live music, and more.

House Of will feature a new designer pop-up shop, treats, and special discounts.

Boulevard Record Shop will have games, prizes, and live music at 7pm!

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Brandology: The Study [Art] of Sales
Jun
17
8:30am 8:30am

Brandology: The Study [Art] of Sales

Selling is a critical part of every business’ success, yet the thought of “selling” strikes fear in the hearts of many creative business owners: fear of overselling, fear of rejection, fear of seeming like a used car salesman. The most effective sales people know that selling is a process of listening, empathy, and telling your story in a way that it resonates so fiercely with your targeted customer that they become your greatest sales tool. 

That’s the idea behind Brandology: The Study [Art] of Sales, which will be held at redpepper on June 17th from 8:30am-4pm. Many people think branding is a great logo, imagery, or tone of voice. All of those are an important part of your brand, but it is not your brand strategy. A great branding strategy permeates every aspect of your business and moves your targeted customers through a process that includes awareness, consideration, and preference (marketing) on through to purchase, loyalty, and advocacy (sales).

Brandology is about a better understanding of the process coming from people who have walked the walk. The day will be both inspiring and interactive, not just a day of talking heads. Our speakers are preparing for you to walk away with tools and exercises that will help you to better understand how to up your sales game. 

·  Nate Flemming // Co-founder of redpepper, who will speak to “Why Humans Do What We Do,” a discussion on 12 Archetypes.

·  Parker Gates // Co-CEO and Co-Founder of stok.d, who will provide us with some insight into Design Thinking and how it can help you empathize with your customer.

·  Gavin Ivester // An Independent Consultant who will help bring targeted focus to your brand through defining your mission, vision, values, and culture.

·  Karen Fairchild Westbrook // Founding Member of Grammy-winning group Little Big Town and Designer and Owner of Fair Child, in conversation with Libby Callaway of The Callaway, will discuss the power of storytelling in the music industry and how that can apply to fashion companies.

·  Patrick Woodyard // CEO and Co-Founder of Nisolo who knows that following through to sales execution is where many companies fall short. Patrick will help us understand the importance of specific sales tactics that align with our brand strategy.

·  Liza Graves // Co-Founder at StyleBlueprint.com who will speak to the importance of focus & consistency. How can we ensure that we move our customers through the process of selling without compromising our integrity?

We only have 100 spots. Don’t miss your chance to get up to two $60 tickets to Brandology, tickets that include lunch: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brandology-the-study-art-of-sales-tickets-34035074825

Questions? Reach out to info@nashvillefashionalliance.com.

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Ron Friedman: Best Places To Work
May
16
9:30am 9:30am

Ron Friedman: Best Places To Work

Hosted by the Massey Career Development Center

The Best Place to Work: The Art & Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace
Join us for a light breakfast and a great discussion!

Click HERE to RSVP by Friday, May 12th

About Ron Friedman

Ron is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation. He uses the latest research from the fields of motivation, creativity, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and management to reveal what really makes us successful at work. Friedman shows leaders at every level how they can use proven techniques to promote smarter thinking, greater innovation, and stronger performance. He offers counterintuitive insights and actionable recommendations for working smarter and turning any organization in an extraordinary workplace.

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Record Store Day @ Boulevard Record Shop
Apr
22
9:00am 9:00am

Record Store Day @ Boulevard Record Shop

Boulevard Record Shop is taking part in Record Store Day on April 22 with new vinyl records and live performances. In addition to being an official Record Store Day retailer, there is a giveaway for a rare vintage edition of The Beatles White Album that is in Mono and in mint condition. Vendors include Switters Nitrogen Coffee and Krave Beef Jerky. This is a massive feat for a business that is completely student-run and began in August of last year. Lineup announcement will be published on Boulevard Record Shop’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Opens at 9 a.m. on April 22. Acts from 11-3 p.m. Ticketed live show from 6-10 p.m.

10 Dollar Wristbands are available the week prior in store for the ticketed show.

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House Of Birthday Bash
Apr
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

House Of Birthday Bash

On April 21st we will be celebrating the one year anniversary of House Of opening! To celebrate a whole year of shopping local, we are throwing a party from 5-8. They will be launching a new designer, and there will be live music and food! So bring your friends and come out to have a good time with us!

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Entrepreneurship Village
Apr
10
10:00am10:00am

Entrepreneurship Village

Come be a part of the 5th annual Entrepreneurship Village! The Entrepreneurship Village is a chance for you to meet Belmont's student entrepreneurs. You will have the opportunity to meet the owners and hear his/her business pitch! We will showcase the innovation, creativity, and success of our outstanding entrepreneurship students. Businesses in every phase will be represented: idea phase, early start-up, and revenue generating. Stop by and ask them about their ideas and their experiences.

This event is a Global Citizenship, Leadership, Diversity, the Professions convocation.

 

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Legal Clinic with Baker Donelson
Apr
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Legal Clinic with Baker Donelson

Sign-up for a 30 minute consultation with a lawyer from Baker Donelson.

Come discuss your business and get consultation from a legal professional. This is free for students and is a great opportunity to get advice regarding your business. 

A previous participant said, "I could have spent hundreds of dollars on legal aid with all the questions I had. The attorneys discussed all the questions with me and gave me the answers I needed to move forward with security."

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Christ-centered Social Change
Apr
5
10:00am10:00am

Christ-centered Social Change

Peter Greer became President of HOPE International, a global Christian microenterprise development organization, following a career in microfinance in Africa and Asia. He is the author of eight books, including Stop Helping Us! Moving Beyond Charity to Job Creation and The Poor Will Be Glad. He has an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School and is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Messiah College.

**Co-sponsored by the Massey College of Business and University Ministries

This event is a Christian Faith and Tradition convocation.

Interested in what Peter does?

Sign up for lunch with Peter Greer following the convocation.

 

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Faculty Appreciation Day
Mar
29
11:00am11:00am

Faculty Appreciation Day

Please join us at House Of and Boulevard Record Shop on Wednesday, March 29th for Faculty Appreciation Day!

We would love nothing more than for you to come visit our store, so we can thank you in person for all that you do. There will be refreshments, live music, and handwritten cards from students, as well as an exclusive Belmont faculty discount. 

Stop by during store hours (11am-7pm) and get 10% off any item when you mention Faculty Appreciation Day!

Our student-run businesses are located at 2006 Belmont Blvd next to McAllister's Deli. House Of (www.HouseOfNashville.com) is the only 100% locally focused retail store in Nashville and currently sells clothing, home good, and accessories made by over 30 local designers. Boulevard Record Shop (www.BoulevardRecordShop.com) sells new and used vinyl records, record players, music accessories, and delicious coffee. At night, we convert the space into a venue for local bands to play and for college students to hear great music!

Come see what our student entrepreneurs are up to and let us say THANK YOU to all the wonderful faculty at Belmont! 

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iFundWomen Nashville Marketplace
Mar
24
4:00pm 4:00pm

iFundWomen Nashville Marketplace

iFundWomen Nashville, the first regional crowdfunding platform for women-led businesses, and the Office of Mayor Megan Barry will host a live crowdfunding marketplace to drive funding to local women-led startups who are raising money on iFundWomen.

Come ready to shop and support your local #FemaleEconomy!

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Mayor Megan Barry, iFundWomen CEO Karen Cahn and the minds behind some of the best and brightest startups in Nashville. Live music, tasty local food, and refreshments will be served!

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Lunch & Learn with Scott Rouse
Mar
22
12:00pm12:00pm

Lunch & Learn with Scott Rouse

Bring your lunch and let's chat!

Student entrepreneurs, come ready to learn and ask questions about how to successfully present yourself (and business!) with expert, Scott Rouse!

As a behavior analyst and body language expert, Scott Rouse holds multiple certificates in
advanced interrogation training and has been trained along side the FBI, Secret Service,
U.S. Military Intelligence, and the Department of Defense. His extensive training, education,
and practice of nonverbal communication has made him an expert and consultant to law
enforcement as well as successful CEO’s, attorneys, executives, and entertainers. He is also
a Grammy nominated producer and TEDx Speaker.

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Business Plan Competition
Mar
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

Business Plan Competition

Come see Belmont students compete for cash prizes in our annual Business Plan Competition. All are welcome to watch the finalists pitch to a panel of judges.

The top three finalists will have the chance to move ahead and compete against other universities at the Launch TN University Venture Challenge at 36 I 86. The conference, taking place at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in June, is the Southeast’s premier conference for entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders from across the country.

The contestants:

Camila Conesa | Arc | arcactivismapp.com

Jonathan Krawczyk | BaseTalk | basetalk.co

Annabelle Bright + Jacob Kissamis | Bloom Brightly Paper Co.| www.bloombrightlypaperco.com

Kendall Warren |Gift Box Drop

Madison Barefield |Nomad Coffee Company| www.nomadcoffeeco.org

Simeon Fritz |Off The Path Adventures

Christopher Grose + Sebastian Fernandez |The Parking App

Anna Rose Steinle | St. George Coffee

Diangelo Groves |Stepping Stones Cosmetic Creations

Sarah Perry |With The Band | www.withtheband.co

 

The prizes:

First Place: $3,000 + Entrepreneur Magazine Subscription + Membership to the EC + more

Second Place: $2,000 + prize package

Third Place: $1,000 + prize package

People’s Choice: Voted on by the audience members. This prize package includes business-building resources, goodies, and a fun surprise!

The judges:

David Head, CEO of DesignLive and last year’s winner

Shawn Glinter, Belmont’s Entrepreneur in Residence

Ben Cooper, Investment Consultant for Project Fuel, Belmont Alum

Megan Proby, CEO of 12th Table, Belmont Alum

Brad Holiday, Partner at GrowthX

Andrew Goldner, Partner at GrowthX

Hannah Pechan, Director of the Social Enterprise Alliance

Van Tucker, CEO of the Nashville Fashion Alliance



2016 Winner: David Head, DesignLive
2015 Winner: Channing Moreland and Makenzie Stokel, EVAmore

 

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Glenn McConnell Lunch & Learn
Feb
22
12:00pm12:00pm

Glenn McConnell Lunch & Learn

Bring your lunch and let’s chat! Guest entrepreneur, Glenn McConnell will join students for an informal round table discussion about entrepreneurship and your business. All student entrepreneurs are welcome to participate.

Glenn McConnell was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He is a lifelong entrepreneur, having started his first business at the age of 12 with a neighborhood lawn care company.  He is a graduate of Aquinas College as well as Belmont University.  Over the past 25 years he has specialized in the hospitality industry first as a Chef to finally launching his first party rental company in 2001, T&M Events.  This lead to multiple acquisitions resulting in the building of Music City Tents & Events, which he sold in 2016.  Glenn’s current focus & expertise lay in company culture and leadership, mentoring start up’s to help build these important components into their daily routines.

Student can look forward to hearing Glenn reflect on his experience as a serial entrepreneur in Nashville and about his ventures in the hospitality industry. 

This event will be held in The Hatchery, which is located in the Beaman Student Life Center. 

 
 
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NAWBO Business University : FUND
Feb
15
9:00am 9:00am

NAWBO Business University : FUND

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Get to learning with NAWBO Business University (NBU) to propel your business forward in the new year. We invite you to attend two half-day educational sessions with the themes FUND and GROW. NBU is designed to equip you with the tools, resources and connections you need to accelerate your business.

Hear from leading women entrepreneurs and experts who will share best practices in panel discussions, workshops and mentoring opportunities.

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Craig Dubitsky Lunch
Feb
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Craig Dubitsky Lunch

After hearing Craig speak during convocation hour in the Massey Boardroom, come meet him in the Hatchery!

This is a wonderful opportunity to get to meet Craig, ask him questions, and hear more about his experience as an entrepreneur and innovator.

Later that evening join Craig and Launch TN at The Red Pepper for the TENN Accelerator Roadshow! Start-ups from around the state will be at this pitch and networking event and Craig Dubitsky will be speaking. We have a certain number of openings for students so please email Elizabeth.Gortmaker@belmont.edu if you are interested!

More about Craig:

Craig’s career has been dedicated to transforming commodities into desirables and turning consumer insights into disruptive, emotionally charged brands.

With his latest venture, hello products LLC, Craig and his team seek to disrupt and elevate the staid $40 billion global oral care category. Hello has taken the category by storm.  Craig conceived of the brand and took it from concept to commercialization in only 6 months.  Hello currently has distribution in approximately  25,000 top US retail doors and leading e-commerce sites, and has become the #2 natural oral care brand in the US in record time.  The brand has received inbound interest from established retailers and distributors from over 70 countries and the products have been globally lauded for their design sensibilities and cruelty-free approach.

 

Prior to hello, Craig co-founded the Kind Group. There, Craig conceived the eos brand, a line of women’s personal care products, featuring the ubiquitous spherical lip balm that turned the category on its head with an innovative, purse-search-friendly design and USDA-certified organic composition.

Craig’s history with transformational brands dates back to his role as SVP of Venture Development for the nation’s largest public retail REIT, Simon Property Group. There, Craig identified and led the initial investment in Method Products, the category-busting innovator of premium eco-conscious home and personal care products credited with shaking up the consumer products world.

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Craig Dubitsky Convocation
Feb
8
10:00am10:00am

Craig Dubitsky Convocation

Come meet Craig, hear his story, and try his products!

Founder of hello products, LLC, Craig is also the entrepreneur behind Method Brand, eos Brand, and The Kind Group. Craig Dubitsky is on a mission to make the things we regularly use better and more beautiful, and in doing so, ultimately create bright spots in our day. Craig’s career has been dedicated to transforming commodities into desirables and turning consumer insights into disruptive, emotionally charged brands.He has successfully engaged with a wide array of companies dedicated to breaking category molds via design and consumer-centric thinking.

This event is a Global Citizenship, Leadership, Diversity, the Professions convocation.

Later that evening join Craig and Launch TN at The Red Pepper for the TENN Accelerator Roadshow! Start-ups from around the state will be at this pitch and networking event and Craig Dubitsky will be speaking. We have a certain number of openings for students so please email Elizabeth.Gortmaker@belmont.edu if you are interested!

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Generation Startup Screening
Jan
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Generation Startup Screening

Please join us for an exclusive, one night screening of GENERATION STARTUP, a new feature documentary that follows six recent college graduates building startups in Detroit.
The Belmont Center for Entrepreneurship believes in the power of learning from other entrepreneurs' stories and is excited to host this screening. A panel of local entrepreneurs will share on their experiences as young founders. 

This event is a Global Citizenship, Leadership, Diversity, the Professions convocation.

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Student Entrepreneurship Panel
Nov
18
10:00am10:00am

Student Entrepreneurship Panel

Elizabeth Gortmaker, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, will lead a group of Belmont student entrepreneurs in a discussion about do's and don'ts for starting and running a business, how they formed their vision into a structured business model, and what their day to day is like as businessmen/businesswomen. A Q&A session will follow the discussion.

This event will be hosted by a group of students in the Public Relations Campaigns service-learning class.

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Entrepreneur Ryan Schemmel Convocation
Nov
16
10:00am10:00am

Entrepreneur Ryan Schemmel Convocation

Ryan Schemmel is the co-founder and co-owner of Fort Houston. (He is also a Belmont Alum!) Fort Houston provides an expanded space for creative professionals and hobbyists. Their 10,000+ sqft facility houses a wood shop, mechanical shop, print shop and various shared and dedicated work desks. Fort Houston has designed and built popular local spaces such as Pinewood Social, Rolf + Daughters, and our two student-run businesses (House Of and Boulevard Record Shop). Fort Houston is changing Nashville and supporting the local community. Ryan has overcome many challenges with starting Fort Houston and has seen many successes along the way!

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