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Highlighting programs & recent success in undergraduate programs focused on entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation at Boston College. In the last year BC teams have gone on to TechStars, Y-Combinator, Summer@Highland, raised millions, and launched growing businesses. Field study programs link students with alumni in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, and Ghana. Nationally-recognized researchers are also master-teachers, many in freshmen courses.

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Tech & Innovation @ Boston College - Undergrad Admissions Talk, Spring 2014

  1. 1. Student Innovation @ Technology Study, Eagle Entrepreneurs, & TechTrek Field Programs from
 Silicon Valley to sub-Saharan Africa ! Undergrad Admissions Talk: Feb. 2014 ! Prof. John Gallaugher http://www.gallaugher.com
 @gallaugher
  2. 2. Entrepreneurs
  3. 3. 
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  4. 4. Venture Competition • Contact: http://bcvc.org • Juried competitions –Elevator Pitch –Venture Competition • Mentors –alums & ‘friends’ –entrepreneurs, execs, finance community • Topical Lectures –Lean Startup, Growth Hacking, Social Entrep. • Round-Robin Feedback –Legal, Acct., Pitch Critique
  5. 5. On to Grad School & Greatness !5
  6. 6. Faculty !7
  7. 7. Information Systems Dept.
 success = team effort from a deep bench Jim Gips Rob Fichman John Gallaugher Jerry Kane Mary Cronin Sam Ransbotham h ac te any lt y m cu ds, man a ra h lf Al erg fres d h un eac t Burcu Bulgurcu George Wyner
  8. 8. The Alumni Advantage
  9. 9. What Others Say... Real-world lessons, helpful career-services staff, and active alumni network give BC the edge “Alumni & Professors love helping students find jobs, making BC’s campus networking an invaluable resource
  10. 10. San Francisco - Palo Alto
  11. 11. Undergrad TechTrek West 2014 • 3 Credit Course open to all BC undergrads – Competitively selected & rigorously graded. – Class meets: Tuesdays 4:30-6:50pm first half of Spring semester. – Field study: March 1-8, 2014 (Spring Break). • Focus: – How firms go from start-up to “blue chip”, from the perspective of firms & the organizations that provide funding. – “How can you compete when others can copy your technology & the competition is just a click away?”
  12. 12. TechTrek 2014 Lineup... • thredUp - CEO, co-founders • Highland Capital - Partner • True Ventures - Partner, Principal • • Twitter - founder Crashlytics team Kiwi & Quark - VP User Growth, Dir. of Strategy • One Kings Lane - CEO Zynga - Sr. Software Engineer • Cisco - SVP Sales (& others?), EBC Tour • Equinix - Exec. Chair & fmr CEO, VP Tax + Treasury • VMware - Sr. Vice President Sales, Additional Execs (always CEO or COO) • • RelateIQ - founder / CEO EA - Sr. Strategist. PR Mgr. • Tallwood Venture Capital - Founding Partner • Apple - SVP WW Mktg • • • • • Leap Motion - Chief Operating Officer Square - Corporate Communications Mgr., Univ. Programs Manager Google - Head of Google News + Social, Alumni Panel Facebook - Partnerships (games), Global Head of Channel Marketing - SMB • WePay - Founders (Pres & CEO, Team) • Intel - VP Alliances & Biz Dev at WindRiver • TCV - Partner • Sequoia - Partner BC Technology Council Event + Panel – How firms go from start-up to “blue chip”, from the perspective of firms & the organizations that provide funding. – “How can you compete when others can copy your technology & the competition is just a click away?”
  13. 13. s, m lu e a re ar nts l a any ude Al m st er rm fo San Francisco & Silicon Valley
  14. 14. TechCouncil / Alumni Networking
  15. 15. Before We Leave
 VC Partner / Founder Panel
  16. 16. Student Comments • It was the most valuable and consistently astonishing educational experience I've had at Boston College • By far the best academic experience I've had • The preparation for the trip was rigorous, but when you get out to the Valley and are able to sit down to dinner and challenge Venture Capitalists on their investment strategies, or ask CEOs how they plan to expand into the future, you realize how valuable the experience was. • This was by far the most rigorous, challenging, and rewarding experience This was by far the most rigorous, challenging, and rewarding experience I have had during my timehad during my timehas a school. I have at school.… everything we learn at clear connection to the dynamic world that we live in… • Tech Trek changed my life • TechTrek is about real life experiences all the time • A unique way to learn, and something none of us will ever forget. • I have never learned so much in such a short time. • …after each visit, I came out feeling inspired
  17. 17. Host Comments • We were all so impressed with your students!! For undergrads, they blow you away. We would be flattered to have any of your students • There was one young lady Ciscoright, who asked some particularly intelligent apply.” – SVP, to my questions. Is she a finance major per chance? If so, could you ask her to send me her resume and I'll get it to the recruiters. They’re better than the Wharton MBAs we interviewed • I was really impressed – Partner, Sequoia very high quality questions and real last week” by the groups. Lots of Capital insights within the group. We’ve not targeted recruiting at Boston College, but this group has asked better questions and been better • [My colleague] and I talked about how good it is that they come with background prepared than any we’ve info so we can elevate the discussion. had to campus” – Manager, Facebook • I hope I get invited to speak to your group next year... Your students are extremely • We would be flattered to have any of your students apply. bright and inquisitive. A great combo of your students?”for me to keep up with How can we hire more and quite a challenge – Sr. Manager, them. Microsoft Xbox Group • We enjoyed the dynamic energy of the students and were impressed by their knowledge and savvy around venture and business.asked phenomenal I have to tell you, this year’s group • I was quite impressedthat hit to of their questions for undergrads! I mentioned to questions at the level the heart of what we are working on one student a company” – Sr. Director Strategy, Electronic Arts feel as who was interested in my perspective on the i-banking track to free to call me. Please feel free to pass along my contact info.
  18. 18. Geographic Advantage
  19. 19. Boston on its s s Vi al iday c Lo Fr
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  22. 22. Innovation Worldwide
  23. 23. Tech & Economic Development kee y /w tud e w ld s ana s ur fie Gh Co ng ra, lo A c c to Bono @ MEST
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Highlighting programs & recent success in undergraduate programs focused on entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation at Boston College. In the last year BC teams have gone on to TechStars, Y-Combinator, Summer@Highland, raised millions, and launched growing businesses. Field study programs link students with alumni in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, and Ghana. Nationally-recognized researchers are also master-teachers, many in freshmen courses.

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