Resource Nights (ENTRE 440/540 "Business Plan Practicum")

Business Plan Competition/Environmental Innovation Challenge Resource Nights, offered throughout winter quarter by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, bring in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of writing and presenting a business plan.

Attending BPC/EIC Resource Nights is a great way to prepare for the Business Plan Competition, the Environmental Innovation Challenge, and your future career.

Resource Nights
Thursdays (Winter Quarter)
6-7:50 pm
Dempsey Hall, room 104

Resource Nights are open to students and the public.

Did you know? You can take Resource Nights for credit!

Learn more about taking the Resource Nights (ENTRE 440/540) for credit

The classes are available to watch live on Thursday evenings; they are also recorded and can be viewed throughout winter and spring quarters by clicking on the "View class session" link below. The PowerPoint presentation for each week's class will be posted the following Friday morning.

Do you have your company idea but still need a team member? Do you want to participate in the BPC but aren't ready to create your own entry? CHECK OUT OUR NEW TEAM FORMATION WEBSITE! You can create a company and/or professional skills profile, and try to find a potential team/teammate match!

Example Resource Nights Schedule (from 2014)

 Date Subject Location\Time
Thurs. Jan. 9, 2014 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Guest Speaker:
Chris DeVore, Founders Coop

Link to 1/9/14 class video
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Dempsey Hall 104 
6:00-7:50 PM
Thurs. Jan. 16, 2014 Starting with a Good Idea
Guest Speaker:
Matt Ehrlichman, Porch.com

Link to 1/16/14 class video
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Dempsey Hall 104 
6:00-7:50 PM
Thurs. Jan. 23, 2014 Planning your Business
Guest Speaker:
Jesse Proudman, Bluebox Group

Link to 1/23/14 class video
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Dempsey Hall 104 
6:00-7:50 PM
Thurs. Jan. 30, 2014 Marketing in a Competitive Environment
Guest Speakers:
Jason Sokoloff, Foster Research Librarian
Nathan Kaiser, 2Bar Distillery
Terry Drayton, Storrage

Link to 1/30/14 class video
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Dempsey Hall 104 
6:00-7:50 PM
Thurs. Feb. 6, 2014 Business Models and Financials
Guest Speakers:
Alan Dishlip, Summit Imaging
Mariah Gentry, JoeyBra
Ben Anderson, PatientStream

Link to 2/6/14 class video
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Dempsey Hall 104 
6:00-7:50 PM
Thurs. Feb. 13, 2014 Legal Issues for Startups
Guest Speakers:
Bill Bromfield, Fenwick & West
Mike Hoak, Dragon Curve

Link to 2/13/14 class video
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Dempsey Hall 104 
6:00-7:50 PM
Thurs. Feb. 20, 2014 Insights from Past BPC Participants
Guest Panel:
Adam Greenberg & Ryan Vogel, Pure Blue Technologies (BPC 2013)
Brian Glaister, Cadence Biomedical (BPC 2010)
Katlin Jackson, HaitiBabi (BPC 2012)

Link to 2/20/14 class video


Dempsey Hall 104 
6:00-7:50 PM
Thurs. Feb. 27, 2014 Bootstrapping the Startup
Guest Speakers:
Dani Cone, High 5 Pies
Lauren Adler, Chocolopolis
Todde Fishman, Evergreen Salads
Sharelle Klaus, Dry Soda

Due to technical difficulties, the video for this session won't be posted.

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Dempsey Hall 104 
6:00-7:50 PM
Thurs. March 6, 2014 Raising Investor Capital
Guest Speakers:
Geoff Entress, Angel Investor, Voyager Capital
Charles Seybold, Liquid Planner

Link to 3/6/14 class video

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Dempsey Hall 104 
6:00-7:50 PM
Thurs. March 13, 2014
Team Project Presentations



Dempsey Hall 104 
6:00-7:50 PM