“Six to Start” Startup Workshop

Learn about the process of bringing your world-changing idea into reality at the six weekly "Six to Start" Startup Workshops. The next workshop is Market Validation, followed by Product Validation, Venture Formation, Legal Issues and Sales & Marketing.

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TNT Pitch Event

The Tuck and Thayer Pitch Event started as a way to spark interactions at an early stage between new technologies coming out of Thayer and Tuck students seeking ideas to develop during their First Year Projects or as startup prospects for commercialization. Some previous examples have been a new propulsion technology for vessels inspired by whale movements and a solar educational device for Nepali schools, among others. More on the TNT program.

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  • When: January 28th, noon to 1 pm
  • Where: General Motors Classroom
  • Lunch included
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Deborah W. Brooks is co-founder and executive vice chairman of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). Ms. Brooks launched MJFF with Michael J. Fox and served as the Foundation's president and chief executive officer from October 2000 to February 2007. The Foundation has grown rapidly from a start-up to the world's largest private funder of Parkinson's disease research. Ms. Brooks oversees the Foundation's fundraising, communications and digital strategy teams, serving as a senior adviser on strategic and programmatic direction.

Ms. Brooks started her career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she spent nine years as vice president in the Fixed Income and Asset Management Divisions. She holds an AB in economics from the College of William and Mary, an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and an MS in marital and family therapy from Northwestern University. About the Entrepreneur in Residence Program

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  • Dinner**: 7:00 pm, Pines Restaurant, Hanover Inn Sign Up
  • Public talk*: 12:10pm, Borelli Classroom Sign Up;  If you are not a Tuck student, RSVP here to attend.
  • Directions to Borelli here.

Notes:*Open to the community, pizza will be provided; **Open to Tuck students only


From The Trenches: Jacques-Philippe Piverger T’07

Jacques-Philippe Piverger T'07, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of MPOWERD Inc., is a social entrepreneur who is harnessing business and philanthropic experience to effect change where it is needed most in the globe. He is also Chairman of Regenerer Haiti, a 2,500 acre quadruple bottom line sustainably developed community in Haiti which takes into account people, planet, profit and community.

Jacques-Philippe honed his business acumen as a Director at PineBridge Investments, participating in more than $10 billion in private equity, hedge and real estate transactions globally. He also worked at AIG Investments, Friedman Billings Ramsey and Barclays Capital before founding The Soleil Group, a strategic marketing firm with a diverse portfolio of clients such as Western Union, Universal Music, New York Public Library, Glaceau Vitamin Water, BMG and MotorolaAbout the Entreprenuers From the Trenches Speaker Series

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  • Small Group Lunch: 12:00pm, Jacquemin  Sign Up

Small Group Lunch with Scott Simpson T’00, CEO of BlueTarp Financial

Wonder how to find a leadership role in a startup? Or if Venture Capital may somehow be a way into a top management role in a young company? Join us on Monday, February 16 at noon for a small group lunch with Scott Simpson, T’00. Scott is currently CEO of a growing VC backed company, Blue Tarp Financials, and will share his career path, tips and insight on alternative ways to build an entrepreneurial career path out of Tuck.

Scott Simpson joined BlueTarp Financial in February 2012 as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining BlueTarp, Scott served as Vice President, Small Business Marketing at VistaPrint, an e-commerce leader in customized print and marketing services for micro businesses. He previously served as Vice President at Capital One Point of Sale, a consumer financing company for home improvement and elective medical procedures. Scott holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA from The College of William and Mary.

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Notes:*Open to Tuck students only


Dartmouth Ventures 2015

Dartmouth Ventures is an annual conference and contest on entrepreneurship established in 2002 for students, faculty, researchers, alumni, and staff at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Aimed at developing entrepreneurial aptitude and encouraging entrepreneurial activity among members of the Dartmouth community, this day-long event brings nationally-recognized entrepreneurial leaders, many Dartmouth alumni, to discuss pertinent topics and issues involved with entrepreneurial initiatives.

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  • Find out how to apply
  • Applications to the Contest and Showcase due by February 5th, 2015 at 11:59pm
  • When: Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, 2015. Times to be announced
  • Where: Hanover Inn | Hanover, NH
  • For questions about the contest or showcase contact us at the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Tuck