If you're an entrepreneur, investor, student, young professional, or someone looking to inject a little innovation into your life and organization, then sign up today to attend one of the upcoming events in our summer Venture Camp series.
Since summer 2012, Venture Camp events have been a place of convergence around new ideas in entrepreneurship, featuring regionally renowned hotshots and nationally recognized speakers.
This summer is no exception, as we bring you another sizzling series!
August 7 - Women in Entrepreneurship
What does it mean to be a woman entrepreneur? What opportunities and challenges do female entrepreneurs face? Is the global climate changing for women in entrepreneurship? This session will delve into these questions and more as investors and female entrepreneurs are featured at this exciting event.
Dr. Amy Schiffman, Capital House Calls
August 14 - Immigration and Entrepreneurship
America is world-renowned for its entrepreneurial business spirit, and this spirit is fueled in large part by immigrants. Immigrants are more likely to be self-employed than the native-born population. What does it take to leave your home country to start a new venture in the U.S.? What are the implications of immigration reform for entrepreneurs? What would these proposed changes mean on the ability to hire the best qualified individuals? How will it affect the future of business in our country?
Lisa Atkins, Director of Immigration Policy at US Chamber of Commerce,
Neeta Bidwai, Senior Advisor for U.S. Senator Mark Warner
Steven Chen, Executive Chairman of Power Fingerprinting, Inc.
August 21 - Wearable Computing
Phones have made mobile computing a reality, but going forward computing will be embedded in our clothing and accessories. These wearable devices will not only monitor and measure the world around us, but will measure the wearer and their behavior. From Nike+ and FitBit to Google Glass and Pebble, this session will delve into the emerging world of wearable computing. BTW, have you seen FitBark?
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This group is for members of the George Mason University start-up community. This includes students, faculty, alumni, administrators, neighbors, and others interested in discovering sustainable business models and creating value.
Startup Mason is a program hosted by Mason's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management, and School of Public Policy.