Sponsored by the College of Natural Sciences
Entrepreneurial Society Student Organization
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
1- 4:30 p.m. - Booths
2 - 3:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship
Jay Manickam, Co-Founder & VP, Uship
Dan Graham, CEO and Co-Founder, BuildaSign.com
Michael Cubbage, Co-Founder, BigFoot Networks
Ellis Winstanley, Principal, Austin Acquisitions, LLC
Matthew Sullivan, Co-Founder, Famigo
5:45 - 6:45 p.m. - Distinguished Lecture
John Paul DeJoria
John Paul DeJoria is a successful businessman and philanthropist best known as co- founder of Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron Spirits Company. DeJoria's rags-to-riches biography exemplifies the American dream— he is a first-generation American turned entrepreneur, philanthropist, government servant, and pillar of the business community. DeJoria has struggled against the odds not only to achieve success, but to share this success with others. He has donated millions of dollars to non-profit organizations operating in the fields of health care, social services, environmental protection and awareness, and the arts. John Paul has been an active member of the College of Natural Sciences Foundation Advisory Council since 2009.
Students, boxed dinners are available! To guarantee a boxed meal, RSVP by noon, Monday, April 9. RSVPs are welcomed after that time, but meals will then be available only on a first come, first served basis.
Students RSVP HERE
Please note: Dinner is only provided for all who RSVP for BOTH the Forum AND the DeJoria Lecture.
Booth Sponsorship Opportunity and Registration
Event Purpose: To promote the UT College of Natural Sciences entrepreneurial efforts
Event Description: Thursday, April 12th, 2012, the Entrepreneurial Society student organization hosts the first CNS Entrepreneurial Forum. The one day Forum includes a 3-4 member panel discussion from 2:00-3:30pm to be held in Welch Hall 2.224. The panel will discuss their experiences of becoming an entrepreneur and the challenges and rewards of starting their own business. The audience will be predominately undergraduate students from the College of Natural Sciences, but students from other colleges are invited as well. From 1:00-4:30 pm, booths sponsored by on-campus entrepreneurial student organizations and/or related programs, as well as outside organizations will be in Welch Hall providing information on a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities. The one-day Forum concludes with a 5:45pm talk by John Paul DeJoria in the LBJ Auditorium. Parking provided.
Registration Deadline: March 30th, 2012
Noon-1:00 set up booth
Included in the FREE booth is a 6 foot skirted table with pipe and drape and booth signage.
Sponsor is responsible for staffing booth from 1-5 p.m. and for providing information on how students can become involved in their organization.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Students to have access to booths prior to 2:00 p.m. panel
2:00-3:30 p.m. Panel discussion. Booth should continue to be staffed, although traffic flow will be less.
3:30-4:30 p.m. Panel concludes and students will visit booths.
5:00 p.m. Booth breakdown
Booth Sponsor Registration