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the Wond'ry E-Newsletter [Vanderbilt University]

January 2020

Upcoming Events


Vanderbilt Green-a-thon
You have one hour to make the Vandy campus a greener place in this competition by the Vanderbilt Green Fund.

January 24, 2-4pm
the Wond’ry


A Humming Under My Feet
The Blair Humming Ensemble performs music from under-represented composers at this casual concert, open to the public.

January 26, 7-9pm
the Wond’ry, ESB Lobby


Explorations in Research
Engage with faculty and students from all disciplines, discover cross-campus research opportunities, and explore possible collaborations. The Wond’ry’s Evans Family Director Dave Owens is the keynote speaker!

January 29, 4-6pm
Student Life Center Ballroom


Global Game Jam 2020
Video games, board games, card games… make a whole game in a single weekend!  Registration required.

January 31-February 2
the Wond’ry


IBM TJBot Workshop
Built a multi-functional robot buddy and take it home for FREE!  No experience required.

February 11, 6-8pm
the Wond’ry, Room 202


Important Dates


Map the System Spring 2020 Cohort
A case competition exploring social and environmental issues and their solutions, with local winners moving on to the global finals in the UK.

Applications Due: February 5
Program Starts: Mid-February


PreLaunch Spring 2020 Cohort
A 7-week program to help you develop your entrepreneurial idea into a cohesive plan of action, with the opportunity to pitch for microgrant funding at the end.

Applications Due: February 7
Program Starts: February 12


PostLaunch Spring 2020 Cohort
An 8-week program to teach you the basics of getting a business or non-profit venture off the ground, with the opportunity to pitch for microgrant funding at the end.

Applications Due: February 7
Program Starts: February 13




Wond’ry Mentor Network
Meet 1-on-1 with industry experts, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other subject matter experts


Makerspace Safety Seminar
A one-hour course required before accessing Wond’ry Makerspaces.  No reservation required.

Every Monday through Thursday, 7-8pm
the Wond’ry, 2nd Floor Mechanical Makerspace


Vanderbilt CTTC Office Hours at the Wond’ry
Drop in for questions about intellectual property, patents, licensing, and other questions fielded by the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization.

Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm
the Wond’ry, Room 310




GIS Software Mini-Course
The Vanderbilt community is invited to learn how to use industry-standard ESRI ArcGIS mapping software.

Wednesdays, 1:10-2pm
Eskind Biomedical Library, Room 010


Rice Business Plan Competition
For STEM-related student startups.

Applications Due: January 27


2020 SPARC Ideas Lab
For innovative ideas in bioelectronic tech, regardless of research expertise or background.

Applications Due: January 31


Iris Speed Reading Online Workshop
Free for Vanderbilt students.


Learn2Scribe Graphic Recording 101
Better communicate ideas graphically, gain confidence as a visual thinker, and understand the power of real-time visual storytelling.

February 3-4
Nashville River Center


Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference
Hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

February 29 – March 1
Pitch Competition Application Due: February 15


In the News


Inc.com: Nashville’s Startup Scene Is Booming–Thanks to Its Dedicated Community
Wond’ry Mentor Jessica Harthcock is interviewed.


Intelligent Systems wins Sohr Grant at VU Owen GSM, eyes Seed raise


Vanderbilt Center for Entrepreneurship to host second Entrepreneurship Conference


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