The Randall Lewis Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is happy to announce that we will be hosting a pitch competition on February 19th from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM PST.
The event is open to the 5C’s, and participants can enter as individuals or teams. If you would like to be connected with other participants to form a team, please let us know in the signups.
The theme of this pitch competition is “Staying Connected” and is focused on innovations surrounding human interaction during or after the pandemic. Pitches can range from an idea to an in-progress startup and will not be judged on progress but rather on the quality of the idea and the presentation. They do not need to be focused on the pandemic, but they should be centered around achieving human interaction when circumstances are complicated. The theme is intended to be loose, so feel free to be creative! Each team will have 7 minutes to pitch followed by 5 minutes to field questions from the judges.
The winning team will receive $1000, and the second-place team will receive $500.
Any questions can be directed to Miles Bernhard (firstname.lastname@example.org). Signups will close either at 11:59 PM PST on February 18th or when the event is full, so don’t wait!
2020 Case Competition
First Place Award – $1,000
The Fresh Four
- Joy Zhu (CMC ’24)
- Zara Vakath (CMC ’24)
- Rachana Muvvala (CMC ’24)
- Natalie Ionescu (CMC ’24)
Second Place Award – $250
CMC 24 Ballers
- Ian Larson (CMC ’24)
- Homer Livingston (CMC ’24)
The CIE is thrilled to welcome The Graphite Group (www.graphitegroup.com) to the expanding CIE community. The Graphite Group will serve as the consulting arm of the CIE and help us fulfill our mission of helping to prepare students to be thoughtful, productive, and responsible business leaders and innovators.
Graphite Group consultants work in a tight-knit, motivated community with a passion for problem-solving. They partner with businesses – new, growing, and long-standing – and other organizations in the Inland Empire to help local entrepreneurs and community leaders overcome pressing challenges and achieve their strategic goals. In addition to the work they do on their project teams, GG consultants develop as people and professionals through skill-building workshops, a mentorship program with alumni and industry-professionals, and the connections they build with one another.
To learn more about opportunities to join the Graphite Group’s team of Associate Consultants, please attend our virtual Info Session Friday September 4th from 4-5pm. Please register for the session on Handshake at: .https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/557065
The application window to apply to join the Graphite Group as an Associate Consultant is open now through 11:59pm PST on Sunday September 20, 2020. The application can be found on Handshake at https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3931989
Montgomery Student Manager – Ahnaf Taha, CMC ’22
Events Manager, Fellows Program – Michali Bachar, CMC ’23
Events Manager, Competitions – Miles Bernard, CMC ’22
Marketing Manager, UI/Design – Isabelle Jia, CMC ’22
Marketing Manager, Growth – Lei Lei Tun, CMC ’22
Business Development Manager, Off-Campus – Sumer Sareen, CMC ’23
Business Development Manager, On-Campus – Nico Pei, CMC ’23
Business Development Manager, On-Campus – Linda Li, HMC ’23
Business Development Manager, On-Campus – Ali Jaffri, Pitzer ’23
- Montgomery Student Managers: Victoria Flores Najas ’20 and Riley Cantwell ‘20
- Marketing Managers: Claudia Taylor ‘21, Cindy Duong ’21 and Chase Johnson ’22
- Events Manager: Janet Chen ‘21
- Venture Development Manager: Diego Vergara ‘20
- Professional Development Manager: Erin Burke ’21
The CIE Fellows Certificate Program prepares students to launch a career in entrepreneurship. Students work alongside practicing entrepreneurs and investors via a series of workshops and seminars to provide experiential learning, credentialing, and networking.
After a successful debut last year, the application window for the 2019-2020 class is open until 11:55pm Monday, September 29th. There are a few spots available for Sophomores and Juniors, and we hope to add a Freshman class of 12-15 students.
To apply, visit Handshake: https://cmc.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3029408
Congratulations to the HMC/CMC Summer Startup Opportunity selected applicants!
Jay Chung – CMC ’19
Victoria Flores Najas – CMC’20
Joshua Guggenheim – CMC’19
We would also like to welcome the new CIE Leadership Team!
Montgomery Student Managers: Patrick Hennessey ’19 & Aman Raghuvanshi ’18
Head of Venture Development: Pallavi Deshpande ’20
Head of Marketing: Tarah Gilbreth ’18
Events Manager: Ryan Bellissimo ’20 & Adele English ’19
A big thank you to our outgoing CIE Leadership Team members – Scott Sonneborn ’17 & Kevin Lynch ’17 We appreciate your hard work and will miss you!