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  • Apr 8
    Kevin Tucker - EIR Visit

    Kevin Tucker - EIR

    Kevin Tucker, Owner & President of SOLitude Lake Management Company

    As one of JMU's Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Kevin will be on campus to engage with students and share his expertise in sustainability and water management.

  • Apr 8
    Economics and the Gilliam Center Speaker Series: David Colander

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 4:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, Room G1: The Economics Department and the Gilliam Center welcome guest speaker, David Colander from Middlebury College. He will be giving a speech entitled: "Complexity and the Art of Public Policy."

  • Apr 9
    Jon Craver - EIR Visit

    Jon Craver - EIR

    Want career advice from Jon?

    As JMU’s Executive-In-Residence, Jon will be holding office hours in April in Zane Showker Hall Office 532 for individual or small group discussions. Contact Jon or the Center for Entrepreneurship directly to set up a 30 minute appointment to receive invaluable career advice. - (703) 851-2755


  • Apr 11
    FVC & PASO Scholarship Glow 5K

    Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. | University Park: 

    The Friends of Valley Charities and the JMU Public Affairs Student Organization are teaming up to host the first Glow 5K. All of the proceeds from the race go to Friends of Valley Charities Scholarship Fund, which provides grants to JMU students who have cancer or are directly affected by the disease. 

    The race will begin and end at University Park (Upark), which is located at 1090 Devon Lane in Harrisonburg, Va. 

    Click here to register. 

    You can also display poster boards with messages honoring loved ones who were affected by cancer on the concluding segment of the race. The signs can say things like "in honor of," "in memory of," or simply words of encouragement. You can purchase a sign on the FVC website for $30 per sign. 

    Race packets can be picked up on Friday, April 10 from 5-7 p.m. in the Zane Showker Hall lobby. 

    For additional details and race updates, email or call 540-246-8174.

  • Apr 17
    Economics Speaker Series: Debra Stevens Fitzgerald

    Friday, April 17, 2015 | 3:30 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, Room 106: The College of Business welcomes guest speaker, Debra Stevens Fitzgerald from Blue Ridge Community College and the Harrisonburg Planning Commission. She will be giving a speech entitled: "Economic Issues of Urban Planning in the City of Harrisonburg."

  • Apr 23
    CoB Welcomes Alice Rivlin

    On April 23, 2015 the CoB welcomes Alice Rivlin, the first woman to be Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve (1996-99), the founder and first Director of the Congressional Budget Office, and a recipient of a  MacArthur “genius” grant, among many other important positions and honors.  She will speak on “The Rising Cost of Health in the United States.”

  • Apr 24
    Innovate LIVE

    Innovate LIVE

    Innovate LIVE is a crowd-sourced, energy-packed, festive convergence of Local Innovators, Visionaries, and Entrepreneurs.

    Staunton Street

    Over three days, social entrepreneurs, community organizers, and artistic creators will converge in coffee shops, patios, and classrooms to explore the next wave of innovative ideas that are transforming our local communities.  Sustainability, cooperation, the new economy,  arts and music will be the lenses through which we explore local opportunities for change and evolution. Together, we will develop and share the tools to build more vibrant communities and more creative lives.

    The open-air format includes interactive workshops hosted by successful entrepreneurs, keynotes from leading change-makers, funding forums for new projects, and laid-back evenings for odd minds and young ideas to mingle.

    The festive convergence will be held on the streets, in the schools, and among the restaurants, bars, and coffee shops of historic downtown Staunton, Virginia.

    Come for the inspiration, stay for the local food, music, and community. We are ready to play.

  • Apr 28
    Eric Major - IPO Process and Managing a Post-IPO Business

    Eric Major

    Eric Major - President, CEO & Co-Founder, K2M

    Zane Showker Hall G-7

    In his third session in a three-part series, JMU’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Eric Major, will share lessons learned in:

    • The Process to Decide to go public vs. M&A

    • The Decision to Go Public: Timing & Why?

    • The S-1 Process and choosing partners: Banks, Accounting Firms and Legal Firms

    • Drafting the S-1

    • The Road Show and Pricing

    • Post IPO Life and management challenges

    • Communicating with Shareholders and Analysts

    • Competing in a Global Market

  • Sep 25


    James Madison University, Zane Showker Hall

    [Who Should Attend?]

    Aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, programmers, developers, marketers, and dreamers: BizBlitz is for you

    [What is BizBlitz?]

    During this 54-hour high-energy weekend, attendees bring their ideas and join efforts in a fast-paced workshop. We will build prototypes, form teams & start companies. Mentors will provide valuable feedback. Cash prizes will be awarded!

    BizBlitz is the former Shenandoah Valley Startup Weekend



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