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Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition, Keynote & Awards Ceremony 2019

Tufts Entrepreneurship Center

Friday, April 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition, Keynote & Awards...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Daytime Event (April 5), General Admission: 100k Competition Live Finals Apr 5, 2019 Free $0.00
Evening Event (April 5), Shapiro Lecture and Awards Ceremony: Current Tufts students, faculty, staff + competitors and judges Apr 5, 2019 Free $0.00
Evening Event (April 5), Shapiro Lecture and Awards Ceremony: Guests and Alumni Apr 5, 2019 $10.00 $2.24

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Join us for the the 2019 Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition

Celebrating 15 Years of Entrepreneurship at Tufts University


Daytime event: Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition – Live Finals

April 5, 2019, 9am  5:30pm
Location: 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155

  • 9:00am:  Breakfast & Welcome
  • 9:30am:  Social Impact Pitches
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 12:30pm: General Technology Pitches
  • 3:00pm:   Med Devices & Life Science Pitches

 Free for all. Drop in anytime!

Evening event: Entrepreneurship Showcase, Shapiro Lecture with Diane Hessan, and Awards Ceremony
April 5, 2019, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155

  • 5:30pm: Networking, Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres
  • 6:15pm: Welcome by Tony Monaco, Tufts University President
  • 6:30pm: Keynote by Diane Hessan, winner of 2019’s Tufts Legend of Innovation & Entrepreneurship award
  • 7:30pm: Awards Ceremony
  • 8:00pm: Celebration Reception

Free for current Tufts students, faculty, and staff, as well as competitors and judges.


Organized by the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center, the annual $100k New Ventures Competition draws entries from alumni, faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students from every school across the university. Teams compete for prizes and in-kind services totaling more than $100,000 in three tracks:

  • Medical Devices & Life Science
  • Social Impact
  • General Technology

The Shapiro Lecture will be given by Diane Hessan, a Tufts Alum, successful entrepreneur, researcher, and author. Diane Hessan, Shapiro Lecturer She is the founder and Chairman of C Space, formerly Communispace, which was the first company to build online communities for market research, back in 2000. Diane was CEO of the company during 14 years of exponential growth, as C Space worked with hundreds of global brands to gain insight and inspiration from their consumers.  A serial entrepreneur, Diane has consolidated all of her investment and advisory work into a new company called Salient Ventures, which will help accelerate the next generation of growth companies in tech.

Additionally, Diane Hessan will be the 2019 recipient of the Tufts Legends of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award

Learn more about Diane Hessan and the $100k New Ventures Competition here.


PARKING: Parking is available for both events in the parking garage located at Dowling Hall at 419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA. The Parking fee is $8.00 and the walk is about 10 minutes to 51 Winthrop Street. View a Medford/Somerville Parking Map PDFor view Tufts interactive campus map.


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Tufts Gordon Institute

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Tufts University
Breed Memorial Hall
51 Winthrop St
Medford, MA 02155

Friday, April 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Tufts Entrepreneurship Center

The Tufts Entrepreneurship Center provides robust academic instruction in entrepreneurship combined with the real-world experience of our professors and advisors. We prepare students for impactful active citizenship in the disciplines of business and social enterprise. 

The Center is focused on developing innovative thinkers with entrepreneurial mindsets across all disciplines of the Tufts University community through an ecosystem of educational offerings and experiential, hands-on resources – including competitions, workshops, and accelerators.

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