It's Not Too Late - Lavin Entrepreneur Program Applications Due Monday, May 7!
Take your college experience to the next level with mentoring from entrepreneurs, site visits to start-up companies, relationship building with industry experts & EMC staff, all to support you in starting your own company someday! The prestigious Lavin Entrepreneur Program is seeking entrepreneurial oriented student leaders from all seven colleges to enter the program and begin their best two years at SDSU. Applicants must be entering their junior year in Fall 2012 and participate in the two-year program throughout their junior and senior years. Begin living an entrepreneurial life and apply online today.
Congratulations to the Winners of the Lavin VentureStart Competition!
Last week, five finalist teams pitched their business ideas to a panel of entrepreneur judges for the chance to win $500. The following teams received cash prizes and were announced this semester's VentureStart winners:
- 1st Place: Aspire Innovations (Cognitive-enhancing energy shot)
- 2nd Place: Student Cloud (Crowdsourcing for students and businesses)
- 3rd Place: Choco ART (Artisanal chocolate/ice cream store)
Meet the 19 Year Old Co-founder of Pinterest
Meet Sahil Lavingia, the 19 year old from Silicon Valley whose resume includes building websites and smartphone apps like Turntable.fm, Crate, and Gumroad, and even co-founding the hottest and fastest growing new social media site - Pinterest. Read Sahil's Story.
Jaime Mautz '00 is the founder and president of Pacific Ink, an online print retailer company. Mautz graduated from SDSU's College of Business Administration in 2000 with a Masters in Business Administration. While completing the MBA program, Mautz began writing a business plan for an online print retailer company, known as Pacific Ink. She launched the company soon after graduation, and has since grown Pacific Ink into a successful online company with annual revenues in the seven figures. Mautz remains involved at her alma mater and gives back to the students by speaking in classes, serving as an entrepreneur mentor in the EMC's Lavin Entrepreneur Program, and most recently serving as a judge for the Lavin VentureStart Competition, the campus-wide business plan competition for SDSU students.