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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

 


Resources

 

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

 


Opportunities

 

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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