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Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab

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651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

October 2019

Innovate State: Sheela Sethuraman

October 9, 2019
6:00 pm
-7:30 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the MSU Innovation Center. Hosted in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching startups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures. Sheela has more than 20 years of experience in building and implementing educational technology solutions in K-12 classrooms. At CueThink, Sheela and…

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Innovate State: Mike Miller

October 23, 2019
6:00 pm
-7:30 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the MSU Innovation Center. Hosted in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching startups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures. A native of Williamston, Michigan, Mike Miller is a lifelong Spartan. After graduating from MSU with degrees in physics and philosophy, his undergraduate research at…

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November 2019

Innovate State: Anurag Kumar

November 6, 2019
6:00 pm
-7:00 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the MSU Innovation Center. Hosted at the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching start-ups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures. Anurag is an experienced global technology and management consultant with a talent for finding innovative solutions to complex business problems and building…

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Innovate State: Kavita and Omari Bouknight

November 11, 2019
6:00 pm
-7:30 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the MSU Innovation Center. Hosted at the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching start-ups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures. Kavita is an entrepreneur, digital health maven, patient health advocate, investor and speaker with a mission to connect people to targeted health…

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December 2019

Innovate State: Social Entrepreneurship Edition

December 4, 2019
6:00 pm
-7:30 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the MSU Innovation Center. Hosted at the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching start-ups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures. Josh is the founder of the Detroit-based social streetwear line, York Project. Each item purchased provides living essentials to the homeless of Detroit.…

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January 2020

Innovate State: Jeff Epstein

January 22, 2020
6:00 pm
-7:30 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the MSU Innovation Center. Hosted in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching start-ups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures.     Growing up in southeast Michigan and acquiring a bachelor degree from Eli Broad College of Business in 2004, Jeffrey Epstein…

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February 2020

Innovate State: Brands Edition

February 5, 2020
6:00 pm
-7:30 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the MSU Innovation Center. Hosted in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching start-ups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures.     Starting her career as a proud DJ on WDBM The Impact 89FM and graduating from Michigan State University in 2007…

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Innovate State: Donald Bryant Jr.

February 19, 2020
6:00 pm
-7:30 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the MSU Innovation Center. Hosted in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching startups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures.     Donald Bryant Jr. is the founder and CEO of Alden Group (Alden Oils), starting in 2007 and having a goal…

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September 2021

2 Day Venture: The Future of Media

Friday, September 17
1:00 pm
-Saturday, September 18
9:00 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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DISCOVER. BUILD. CHALLENGE. 2 DAY VENTURE (2DV) is a hands-on learning experience designed exclusively for Spartans at Michigan State University, regardless of home college, major, or background. Each event offers unbeatable entrepreneurial education resources & the freedom to explore turning a project or idea into reality — all packed into 36 hours. 2DV encourages students of all majors, skillsets, & experience levels to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset. For students enrolled in the Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 2DV qualifies as…

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Innovate State: Beyond the Field

Tuesday, September 21
6:00 am
-8:00 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

The Innovate State Speaker Series brings both emerging and accomplished Spartans back to campus for a fireside chat-style interview. These 60-minute sessions offer the chance for guests to share their perspectives on a wide array of topics like innovation, startup life, investments, and career paths. Students get the opportunity to hear firsthand about the hard knocks of the entrepreneurship & innovation hustle to maintaining work/life balance. These are stories of success, stories of failures, and stories of uncommon will—and you do not…

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October 2021

Innovate State: Two Strikes to Success

Wednesday, October 6
6:00 pm
-8:00 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

The Innovate State Speaker Series brings both emerging and accomplished Spartans back to campus for a fireside chat-style interview. These 60-minute sessions offer the chance for guests to share their perspectives on a wide array of topics like innovation, startup life, investments, and career paths. Students get the opportunity to hear firsthand about the hard knocks of the entrepreneurship & innovation hustle to maintaining work/life balance. These are stories of success, stories of failures, and stories of uncommon will—and you…

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2 DAY VENTURE: Health Innovation

Friday, October 8
1:00 pm
-9:00 pm
Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab 651 N Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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DISCOVER. BUILD. CHALLENGE. 2 DAY VENTURE (2DV) is a hands-on learning experience designed exclusively for Spartans at Michigan State University, regardless of home college, major, or background. Each event offers unbeatable entrepreneurial education resources & the freedom to explore turning a project or idea into reality — all packed into 36 hours. 2DV encourages students of all majors, skillsets, & experience levels to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset. For students enrolled in the Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 2DV qualifies as…

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