Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Entrepreneur Challenge / Elevator Pitch Finals Jan 19

Elevator pitch finals are Jan 19, 6-8 PM in the Student Services Center (multipurpose room) here at UC San Diego. RSVP for the event.

Keynote: Dr. Philip Low (CEO/Founder/Chairman) of NeuroVigil.

$1,000 is up for grabs in the 5th Annual UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge Winter Kickoff and Elevator Pitch Competition.  The event features the top 8 submissions to the E. Challenge Elevator Pitch Competition who will have the opportunity to pitch their ventures live to an audience of several hundred.  The best pitch will be determined by audience vote and the winner will be awarded $1,000.
The event is moderated by past E. Challenge winner and successful startup founder and CEO, Dr. Philip Low.  Dr. Low is a graduate of the Salk Institute and the winner of the 2007-2008 Entrepreneur Challenge.  Dr. Low has also won several other national business plan competitions including the prestigious Draper Fisher Jurvetson Venture Challenge, been named as one of the Top 35 Under 35 Innovators by the MIT Technology Review, won the 2010 CONNECT Most Innovative Product award in Life Sciences and operated successfully out of Neurovigil's La Jolla offices.

NOVA: Making Stuff Stronger / Jacobs School Research

January 19 is the premier of "Making Stuff: Stronger" on NOVA. I haven't seen the show, but from the preview it looks like research from Jacobs School of Engineering professor Marc Meyers made it into the final version. Meyers is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE).

UCSD-TV: The Future of Technology

Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs and venture capitalist Bill Stensrud join journalist Scott Lewis for a lively discussion on where technology is headed and how it will be used to improve education in developing countries in this event sponsored by the Voice of San Diego.org. (#20478)

First Aired: 1/10/2011
57 minutes