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9/13: C4E September Firestarter Pitches

9/14: NEC PreFlight Pitch Night


9/22: Built to Sell: 8 Things That Drive Your Company Value

9/23: NEC Pitch for Good: Music & Entertainment Edition

9/28: Effective Marketing Strategies to Promote Your Products

9/28: C4E Whiteboard & Wine Event

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Applications Now Open for Next Class of Vanderbilt Business Students

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management opens applications for their next class of business students. Apply today to the Master of Accountancy, Master of Marketing, MS Finance, MBA, Executive MBA, and MM Healthcare programs. To learn more about the programs, click here
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Owen Alumni Spotlight: Doug Hudson

Doug Hudson, Owen MBA '94, has spent the last two decades building numerous direct-to-consumer healthcare businesses. His businesses include DiabetesCareClub, HearingPlanet, CPAPCareclub, and SmileDirectClub, among others. Most recently, Doug's has built Tend, a consumer-focused dental practice that has the goal of making dental appointments something people look forward to. Doug shares more information about his ventures as well as his advice for entrepreneurs to be tenacious and focused on large markets in his C4E Alumni Spotlight. 
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Featured Event: Built to Sell

Get a Grip on Your Business: Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Company

Wednesday, September 22nd | 1:00 - 2:00 PM CDT | In-Person
Built to Sell focuses on using The Value Builder System to dramatically increase the value of your business. This system has generated fantastic results with examples of companies fetching up to three times more than the average price for companies in their industry.

This session will cover how to structure your business to maximize its value, how to accelerate the pace of positive word-of-mouth, and how to differentiate your business, among other techniques. 
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Nashville Entrepreneurship News

LaunchTN Postpones This Year's 3686 Festival

Due to recent COVID-19 developments and thoughtful deliberation on the part of LaunchTN staff, board and stakeholders, the decision has been made to postpone this year’s 3686 Festival, scheduled for September 21-23 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Every 3686 Festival for the last eight years has sought to provide a high-quality experience for guests and speakers. Considering this is an indoor event with an expected high attendance, LaunchTN determined they are unlikely to meet those expectations as the community’s health and safety is their biggest priority.


To learn more about LaunchTN, 3686 Festival, and to be the first to know the new Festival date, click here.

Happenings at Owen

New Vanderbilt Business Course Discusses Topics Related to Diversity in Organizations
Vanderbilt introduces a new business course broadly discussing diversity as it relates to the workplace. This course, taught by María Triana, Cal Turner Chair in Moral Leadership and Professor of Management, will be offered again this year in Mod 4. Triana describes this course as relating to more than just race, but also diversity theories, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, implicit bias, and much more. To read more about this course and all it covers, click here
Vanderbilt Business Adds 6 New Full-Time Faculty Members
Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management began the 2021-2022 academic year with 6 new full-time faculty, members representing a variety of seniority levels and research areas. The new faculty's research areas include Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Organizational Studies. The 6 new faculty are Scott Johnson, Jung Hoon Lee, Gabrielle "Gabby" Lopiano, Kendall Park, Anthony "Tony" Salerno, and Brianna Escoe Strotman. To read more about each of the new faculty members, and the courses they will teach click here.

Good Reads

Forbes
The Road to Sustainable Profit and Impact

Entrepreneur
How Negative Thinking Influences Entrepreneurs 

TED Talk

The Counterintuitive Way to be More Persuasive 
 
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