Entrepreneurship Summit

The Entrepreneurship Summit, launched in 2012, takes place each fall and provides the opportunity for alumni, students, and faculty to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and establish valuable connections for present and future entrepreneurial endeavors. The event includes interactive sessions on venture financing, intellectual property, strategic models, leveraging social media, alumni venture pitches, student pitches, and opportunities throughout the two-day event to network with fellow alumni and student entrepreneurs. We've designed the Entrepreneurship Summit to offer valuable learning and sharing opportunities from start to finish. Alumni and students who attended last year's event echoed the same reaction, "The Summit is an event that entrepreneurs shouldn't miss".

Washington and Lee University's Third Annual Entrepreneurship Summit is scheduled for September 26-27, 2014, an event that attracted nearly 70 alumni and over 200 students last year. The Entrepreneurship Summit provides the opportunity for alumni, students, and faculty in W&L's entrepreneurial community to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and establish valuable connections for present and future endeavors. Alumni participants have included experienced and new entrepreneurs involved in a wide range of industries, venture capitalists and angel investors, and individuals currently engaged or considering engaging in providing services (i.e., legal, consulting, accounting, insurance, etc.) for entrepreneurs. Student participants in 2013 represented twenty-nine different majors from across the campus. There is no better place or opportunity to engage with W&L's entrepreneurial community than the Entrepreneurship Summit. 

This year's Summit will again include interactive sessions on venture financing, intellectual property, strategic models, and how to leverage social media. This year's Summit will include additional sessions on managing entrepreneurial ventures such as how to select, hire, incentivize, train, and promote employees as well as how to select board members and interact with investors. The Summit also provides the opportunity for alumni and students to showcase their entrepreneurial ideas and ventures through our Alumni Pitch and Student Pitch sessions.   The Entrepreneurship Summit is designed with one overarching goal in mind: to offer alumni and students with valuable learning, sharing, and networking opportunities from start to finish. Join us this year and see for yourself why we hear the same comment echoed over and over again, "The Summit is an event that entrepreneurs shouldn't miss".   Updates for the event will be posted here, on the Venture Club website (http://entrepreneurship.wlu.edu), and on our LinkedIn group page (join the group: Washington & Lee University Entrepreneurs). Registration is free and will be available online this summer. We look forward to seeing you in September.