Entrepreneurship Bridges Lecture Series - Guest Speaker Andrew Pelling & National Bank Elevator Pitch Competition
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurship Bridges is a series of five free events that promote entrepreneurism, provide start up and new venture advice and access to a community of entrepreneurs. The program is a joint initiative between the University of Ottawa’s Entrepreneurship Hub, the Faculty of Engineering, Start up Garage, the Entrepreneur’s Club and the Telfer School of Management.
Guest Speaker: Andrew E. Pelling
Award winning Scientist, Professor, Entrepreneur, TED Fellow and TED speaker, Andrew Pelling has built a career on unapologetic curiosity, creativity and serendipity. Andrew is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, where he founded and directs a curiosity-driven research lab that brings together Artists, Scientists, Social Scientists and Engineers. The lab uses low-cost, open source materials and methods to explore speculative living technologies of the future. He has, for instance, created human body parts made from plants and grown living skins on LEGOs – innovations with the potential to replace prohibitively expensive commercial biomaterials. Andrew is also the co-founder and CTO of Spiderwort, a mission driven company developing open source platforms to enable the widespread and global adoption of biological research in all environments and economic contexts. Most recently, Andrew founded pHacktory, a street-level research lab in Ottawa that amplifies community ideas through a potent mixture of craft, serendipity and curiosity.
Andrew’s work has been in the international media spotlight for many years, with recognition in outlets such as Wired, Huffington Post, NPR, Scientific American, Popular Science, BBC, Der Spiegel, Deutsche Welle and others, as well as numerous highlights in the Canadian media and Scientific media. In 2016, he was named a TED Fellow, one of 21 people chosen annually by the TED organization who are considered to be the most disruptive and transformative change-makers in the world.
National Bank Elevator Pitch Competition
The National Bank Elevator Pitch Competition showcases some of the University of Ottawa’s top talent. As a part of Global Entrepreneurship week, this competition allows young entrepreneurs to present their business ideas that are still in the early stages of development to a panel of judges and Rise to the Top. The winners are awarded with a generous cash prize that they can put towards furthering their business idea. The evening also includes a catered networking portion as well as a keynote speaker that shares their personal successes and struggles as an entrepreneur. This year we plan on making the competition the most competitive to date.
- Tuesday, November 15, 2016
- 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Telfer School of Management
Camille Villeneuve Room (DMS 4101)
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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- RSVP deadline:
- Monday, November 14, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
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