Launch MU - Student Run Business Program

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707 Hub at Marquette University

1102 West Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53233

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What are Student Run Businesses?

From coffeeshops to newspapers, hotels to online bookings, brick and mortar to moonshots, and tiny farms to $10mil ventures, Student Run Business programs have offered students a chance to work together, create an impact and develop leadership skills for over 100 years. Now’s your chance to help us build an SRB program at Marquette.

The MU SRB program was funded through a $1.5 million matching grant and was officially formed in December 2017; the program will launch with its first set of businesses in late April, 2018.

In addition to providing all MU students with business leadership and experiential learning opportunities, the program prioritizes community engagement opportunities that help students engage the greater Milwaukee area.

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LaunchMU - (March 2nd, 2018)

Have an idea for the next Student Run Business? We provide funding and support to make it last a lifetime (or to go down quick in the flames it deserves). But first you need a team and a viable business model.

No big ideas but want to get involved with a new SRB? We help you form and join teams to get good student-run businesses off the ground.

Our LaunchMU event provides opportunities to hear great ideas from students, faculty, staff and community leaders; the event also provides a chance to improve ideas, to form teams around those big ideas, and to pair teams with mentors to pitch for official funding and support during our SRB Demo Day (March 10, 2018). So if you have a big idea or have nothing at all, come to LaunchMU to get involved. Space is limited. Get your tickets to RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW.

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(11:30-12:00pm) Food & Drink Networking
(12:00-12:15pm) Opening Remarks
(12:15-01:00pm) Workshop: Ideas, Teams and Pitches
(01:00-01:30pm) ZipPitches and Mentor Matching

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SRB Demo Day - Pitch it to Build it (March 10, 2018)


SRB Demo Day provides an opportunity to pitch your idea for funding this spring. If you want to pitch your idea for funding, you should come to LaunchMU to hone the concept and increase your odds. Either way, your idea must be approved to be pitched during Demo Day.

Once your pitch is accepted, you will be quickly paired with a mentor who will review your initial application and give you tips for the big pitch.

Visit our website for pitch tips and more information. Click this link to apply for Demo Day now: APPLY NOW


Right now, we’re forming the Found Student Board of Advisors (FSBOA) and we need you.

Students from any college, major and level of experience are welcome to apply. What matters is that you care to make a difference and that you can prove you’re ability to do it.
The FSBOA is a paid fellowship of student leaders who will build the program, judge new venture applications, and select then fund the very first set of Marquette SRB’s.

Email your resume and a brief cover letter describing your interest in the program to to APPLY NOW.

Applications DUE BY 02/10/2018

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