»Spring 2014 Events

Student Incubator Application Enrollment Period

Date: February 1 - 10

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Chapman University Business Plan Competition Info Session

Date: February 5 | 6 - 7 PM

Location:  Argyros Forum 209C

Join The Competition - Attend the Fall Information Meeting!

No RSVP Required


TCVN Survivor 8

Date: February 7 | 5:30 - 9:30 PM

Location: Sandhu Conference Room D and D1

From the Tech Coast Venture Network, join us for our annual fast-pitch competition offering entrepreneurs unprecedented opportunity to compete for funding, gain visibility and network with investors.  The event will feature a catered dinner, top shelf cash bar, live music, prizes, complimentary parking and exclusive networking with prestigious Orange County entrepreneurs and business professionals.

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Entrepreneur of the Year Dinner

Date: February 27, 6:30 - 10:00

Location:  Sandhu Conference Center

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EO OC Mini University

Date: March 26 | 11:30 AM - 4 PM

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Mortimer, Director of Investment Strategy BNY Mellon, a regular contributor to MSNBC.  Jeff will be giving us a glimpse on what to expect in 2014 in the economy and markets.

There will be 9 great additional sessions, each led by an expert in their field.  There are 3 concurrent sessions, so each attendee should be able to get 3 class rooms, plus the key note.  There will be no better value in business education this year.  This is a must attend event for all EO members and their key employees.

Topics include:

  • Value of Connecting versus Networking, Learn Techniques to Connect
  • Launch! The Critical 90 days from Idea to Market
  • Using Lean Start-Up Methodology to Launch New Products or Divisions
  • Negotiating the Letter of Intent for M&A Activity
  • Financing Mergers and Growth
  • Succession Planning
  • Building Culture-The Leader Code
  • Winning in a relentless world of change
  • MultiCulturialism

We have speakers from the academic world, the business world, as well as the self help personal growth world.  There is something for everybody.  Come to Chapman University and immerse in the "student lifestyle" and have a great time with your peers and your staff.

Special Offering for Outside EO Chapters - you are entitled to a two for one deal.  Yourself, plus a key employee for the low price that EO OC is charging our own employees - just $50.  EOLA is sponsoring their members, so you folks won't pay a dime!

There will be a special Happy Hour reception at 4:00 p.m. at Provisions Market - food, drinks, fun!


Chapman University Business Plan Competition

Date: April 10 | 8 AM - 1 PM

Location:  Beckman Hall 404

The Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship & Business Ethics is conducting a Business Plan Competition to highlight Chapman University students’ best and most feasible ideas for new businesses. The objectives will be to:

  • Provide assistance to new, fast-growth commercial and social enterprise ideas
  • Provide a vehicle for matching new businesses with potential investors
  • Gain support and recognition from the Orange County business community for students’ entrepreneurial activities
  • Identify and assist skilled students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs

Because the Leatherby Center is committed to the educational aspects of the program, even those individuals who do not qualify as a finalist for award prizes will be winners. Experts will provide feedback to all participants. Finalists will be provided mentoring by Tech Coast Angel members. **Finalists may receive a Tech Coast Angels Seed Financing Invitation to be potentially funded up to $1,000,000 in seed financing. Tech Coast Angels is the largest seed financing organization in the United States.

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California Dreamin’ Business Plan Competition

Date: April 25 - 26

Location: Beckman Hall 401, Beckman Hall 404, Argyros Forum 209 A/B/C, Argyros Forum 309

$230,000 IN PRIZE MONEY/EQUITY INVESTMENT
AND POTENTIALLY UP TO $1,000,000 EQUITY FINANCING

The California Dreamin' competitions bring together students from top entrepreneur programs to prove that they have the best business plan.  This event is by invitation only. Schools selected to participate will determine team to compete from their school.  (Typically, team competing is winner of school's internal competition).


Mixed Economy and Entrepreneurship Panel

Date: April 29


Food Entrepreneur's Workshop

Date: September 26 - 27

Designed especially for early stage entrepreneurs, this workshop will provide a roadmap on bringing a food product to market.   Participants will learn how to start a food business including developing a winning formulation, finding a manufacturer, negotiating with brokers and distributors, writing an effective business plan, obtaining capital backing, and marketing most effectively to ensure that their product will succeed in the marketplace.

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