“Accountants are in the past, managers are in the present, and leaders are in the future.”
–Paul Orfalea, Founder of Kinko’s and the EVMA’s October Speaker
Message from the President
First, I would like to congratulate all the new Associates of the EVMA. Be sure to give a high-five to (in no particular order) Joshua Lord, Reia Davidson, Ed Manfre, Judita Zukaite, Kyle Hristov, Alyse Killeen, Brooks Hansen, Jonathan Choumas, Matt Lucido, Greg Moran, Nolan Gaudreau, Mona Sabet, Gina Kim, Kaustubh Singh, Zach Weisberg, Nishkaam Mehta, Cliff Sheperdson, and Cristian Liu. If you have not heard from anyone in the EVMA about your spot, please reach out to me.
Next I would like to reflect on how outstanding Charles Hilliard was as a speaker. He was fantastic. You’ll have another chance to see a world-class speaker in a few weeks when Paul Orfalea visits JKP. Please sign up early to secure your spot.
Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
On Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd, the Greif Center will host the GCEC (Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers) 2011 Conference. Approximately 150 entrepreneurship center directors from universities across the nation will be here on campus in Popovich Hall. Both days the conference will feature a number of breakout sessions for the attendees to explore specific issues relative to entrepreneurship education.
For each breakout session, two (2) MBA students are needed to monitor the session and take notes of the discussion on a personal computer. Meals will be provided for each student as available.
Here's the current need:
Friday, October 21st: 12 noon (lunch) - 4 pm, 10 MBA students
Saturday, October 22nd: 9 am – 12 noon, 12 MBA students
Saturday, October 22nd: 1 pm – 3:30 pm, 6 MBA students (the 6 afternoon students can also be students who volunteered in the morning).
Sign up here
Speaker Series: Paul Orfalea, Founder of Kinko’s
Paul Orfalea founded Kinko's in 1970 near the University of California at Santa Barbara with a simple idea: provide college students with products and services they need at a competitive price. The space that Orfalea rented for his copy business was so small that the copy machine had to be lugged out onto the sidewalk. From its modest beginnings, Kinko's is now the world's leading business services chain. Today, there are over 1,200 Kinko's (Fedex Office) worldwide.
Full Bio: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/media/files/PaulOrfalea.pdf
In preparation of the 2011-2012 EVMA T-Shirts (rumor has it that the new tees will feature the sexy V-neck again!), please fill out the T-Shirt Size Survey. You must fill out the survey in order to guarantee your correct size.
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
The City of Los Angeles is launching its new cleantech business incubator to accelerate the development of cleantech start-ups and to help build a stronger green economy in LA.
The featured speakers include:
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
LADWP GM Ron Nichols
CRA/LA CEO Christine Essel
LACI Executive Director Fred Walti
In addition to the featured speakers, the event will feature a showcase of new technologies from local cleantech companies, tours of the LACI, food from local restaurants, an open bar featuring spirits from Greenbar Collective, and live entertainment.
New Media Business Plan Challenge
YPO and US Trust are sponsoring a New Media Business Plan Challenge with a chance to win $50,000 to fund your plan! Organized by the Greif Center, the challenge is open to USC Marshall, Viterbi, Annenberg and Cinema students, faculty and alumni.
If interested, please check out the contest website: www.ypo-contest.com for more information, rules and submission guidelines. The first round submission deadline is October 10.
USC Student Innovator Showcase
Presented by the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, the university-wide USC Student Innovator Showcase targets students from all majors and disciplines. Projects are graded on the idea's potential for societal impact, business viability, novelty, creativity, etc. This is our 5th year running and we are offering $5000 in cash prizes for two award categories: "Most Innovative" and "Most Promising Business Concept".
The USC Student Innovator Showcase is on the first day of Parents’ Weekend (October 28th, 2011) and takes place outdoors in the VKC courtyard followed by an awards reception at Tommy Trojan. Applications are due October 11, 2011, so innovators or their teams should sign up ASAP!
The application and examples of past projects can be found at this link. You can also check out our Facebook Event Page.
For more information about this program and how to get involved, please contact Erin Stumpf (Marketing Assistant; 213.821.6063) or Melody Kim
EVMA Calendar Highlights
- Speaker Series:
Founder of Kinko’s
- Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers
- Speaker Series:
CEO, Music is My Business
- Internal VCIC
(Details coming soon)
EVP & CFO
EVP, PM MBAs
VP, Community Relations & Events
VP, PR & Communications
VP, Student Entrepreneurs’ Forum
Co-Chairs, Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable
VP, Venture Capital Relations
VP, External VCIC
VP, Internal VCIC
Co-Chairs, YPO Roundtable