LaunchNJ is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Jersey through connecting entrepreneurs and startups to vital resources while providing advocacy, outreach and research on issues that impact entrepreneurs and startups in the State.
Dear LaunchNJ Family,
LaunchNJ is very excited to announce a new initiative and focus.
As many of you know, we have had a great working relationship with Drew. They have offered us meeting spaces at no cost and we have provided their students with free access to our events. We are now ready to take this partnership to the next level.
Innovation at teaching institutions has become a big priority and it goes beyond just having entrepreneurial programs.
The new objective is to create an innovation mindset that permeates the entire school. Drew is a liberal arts university that is also interested in bringing this mindset into their campus and they have chosen LaunchNJ to be a partner.
The initial objective is to expose students to entrepreneurial thinking and gauge their interest. If things go as planned we will setup 3-4 student teams partnered with 1-2 mentors.
Training in Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Business Model Canvas will also be provided.
As many of you know building a successful startup requires many different skill sets. Our hope is that this hands-on experience will help students develop the critical thinking and “get it done” mindset that is needed to be a success in life.
Innovation Town Hall will start with students being presented a high-level overview on Innovative Thinking and Drew’s objectives.
Students will then be broken down into groups with 1-2 facilitators. Innovative ideas will be discussed and one will be chosen from each table. All winners will then pitch their ideas and overall winners will be selected.
The facilitator’s primary responsibility is to help with ideation and help students select a winner.
Event starts at 6:30 on the 29th and a facilitator overview will be given at 6:00.
If you are interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.