Wednesday, February 27, 2019
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McCarter & English, 15th floor, 4 Gateway Center - 100 Mulberry Street, Newark NJ
A short covered walk from Newark Penn Station. Directions.
While our alumni entrepreneurs are busy working on their investor pitches, it’s time for our attendees to register to attend. If you’re an entrepreneur or a wannapreneur, learn how it’s done. This is a great opportunity for service providers that serve start-ups and entrepreneurs to get new clients and make new connections. Investors are welcome to attend to hear the pitches, meet the entrepreneurs, and see if you want to continue an investment dialogue.
This event is a great opportunity to learn, connect, and be entertained. We sold out last year’s event so don’t wait to register as we expect another full house.
This event is being held in the Newark office of McCarter & English, LLP, which is connected by covered walkways to Newark Penn Station, so please consider coming by train. Parking at the Gateway complex is not free (sorry!), but there is no event at the Prudential Center so will be very reasonably priced.
$35 for Supporting Member*
$70 for Supporting Member with Guest
$50 for Basic Member*
$50 for all other guests
5:30 pm − 6:15 pm General Admission, Dinner, and Visiting Showcase Booths
6:15 pm − 6:30 pm Welcome, Club Business & Introductions
6:30 pm − 7:00 pm "Entrepreneurship: A Mindset of Thought and Action"
- A talk by Professor Laura Huang, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and former Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School
7:00 pm − 8:30 pm Pitch Presentations
8:30 pm − 9:00 pm Showcasing Resumes & Additional Networking
Note: Presenters and those showcasing arrive and set up from 5 - 5:30 pm
"Entrepreneurship: A Mindset of Thought and Action" – Professor Laura Huang, Harvard Business School
Conventional wisdom says that entrepreneurs are a breed apart, seeing the world in a unique way: an entrepreneurial mindset. But Harvard professor Laura Huang argues that rather than being equipped with some special psychological makeup, an entrepreneurial mindset is actually about creating opportunities and turning ideas into action—something that all companies and individuals can cultivate and use as a resource.
MBA Class of 1954 Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.
Professor Huang’s research primarily examines early-stage entrepreneurship, and the role of interpersonal relationships and implicit factors in the investment decisions of financiers such as angel investors and VCs. She earned a PhD in management from the University of California, Irvine; an MBA from INSEAD; and an MS and BSE in electrical engineering, both from Duke University. Before entering academia, she held positions in investment banking, consulting, and general management, for organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson, in a variety of global locations. She has also served as an advisor to several start-ups in the US, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China. Her award-winning research has been published in several academic journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and has also been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature. She is a 2016 Kauffman Foundation Fellow, and was named one of the 40 Under 40 Best Business School Professors.
For more information on Prof. Huang and her research work, please click here.
OPPORTUNITY FOR BASIC MEMBERS:
If you are currently a non-dues-paying member (Basic Member) and if you become a dues-paying member (Supporting Member) within a week of attending this event (by 3/6/19) we will refund the premium that you paid ($15) as a thank you.
As a supporting member, you can take advantage of other Club activities (e.g., Leads Councils, Speakers’ Bureau, special interest groups like Wharton NJ Women) that are only open to Supporting Members.
More information about membership and to become a Supporting Member: CLICK HERE
By registering for this event, I give permission for WCNJ to use any photographs or videos of me taken at the event on its website, social media or in promotional materials without compensation. I understand that WCNJ or its members own the copyrights to all photographs and video taken at the event.
We thank our silver sponsor McCarter & English LLP for providing their Newark office as the event venue!