DATE

March 2nd 2019

location

Chace Athletic Building Bryant University

speakers

To be announced!

tickets

Free for University students

Countdown until BUNEEC 2019

Our Purpose

Bryant University Northeast Entrepreneurship Conference is a premiere student run entrepreneurship conference where students of all majors, from schools beyond Bryant University, have the opportunity to engage and network both speakers and students from surrounding areas. In previous years, BUNEEC’s target market of conference attendees was aimed towards general members of the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization as well as entrepreneurship majors; in the past year however, BUNEEC has evolved into promising an experience for all majors. At the event, the conference encourages students to “be unique” in their careers, with the drive and grit from the entrepreneurial spirit. They are pushed to challenge current ideas, start existing ideas, learn from real world experience, witness individuals who have business experience and insight on implementing innovation into the workplace. Students who are confident with their entrepreneurial spirit have the opportunity to build upon their brand and build connections with students and speakers, while also strategizing to implement new features into their careers. Students of all majors who seek to understand how they can apply entrepreneurial spirit to make their major unique, can take advantage of not only listening to a keynote speaker, such as Steve Forbes or Shark Tank Judges, but can also attend breakout sessions where they can gain one on one experience with business owners or individuals who use the spirit within their careers ranging from finance to biology.

By having a variety of speakers from various backgrounds, BUNEEC reaches a great audience reaching beyond the Bryant University campus. Topics spoken about last year included, but were not limited to: innovation in simple places; transitioning from Vine to YouTube; turning a creative pastime into a business to helping other people; real-estate experience and pitfalls; mental health and women empowerment. Last year, 325 students attended the conference, while 5 schools in addition to Bryant were represented. Students can all agree that BUNEEC gave them critical tools to network outside of their classrooms and encounter “real life” experience. They were encouraged to connect with speakers, virtually, after the event, continuing to develop their professionalism and passions for career development. Connecting with speakers who were well rounded, especially those who may not even have a degree in business yet have the business experience, solely proved that anyone can obtain CEO’s spirit. BUNEEC is the largest student run conference on campus, bringing together clubs, Greek Life, and the cohesions of Business and Arts and Sciences majors, coming together for multiple purposes; in the end, they all leave the conference understanding that entrepreneurship is everywhere.

Conference Speakers

Mitch Lowe
Mitch Lowe

Keynote Speaker

Top business speaker and entertainment industry speaker, CEO of MoviePass, co-founding executive of Netflix, and former President of Redbox.

LaVonna Roth
LaVonna Roth

Keynote Speaker

Author, lead illuminator and mom, LaVonna bridges her passion for how the brain learns with identifying how every individual S.H.I.N.E.s with their mindset and social-emotional well-being so achievement soars.

Jeff Merhige
Jeff Merhige

Breakout Speaker

An innovative leader with a consistent track record of executing organizational improvements and implementing best-practice initiatives in the YMCA.

Glenn R. Gaudette, PhD
Glenn Gaudette

Breakout Speaker

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has developed a possible way to help heart tissue grow from the use of spinach leafs.

Marques Ogden
Marques Ogden

Breakout Speaker

Master story teller, who played in the NFL for 6 seasons. Who really enjoys helping to positively influence others to achieve greatness, with his unique story.

Lindsey Lerner
Lindsey Lerner

Breakout Speaker

Founder of Level Exchange is a production and coworking space dedicated to working with musicians, artists, to hone their craft. Level Exchange is an example of what happens when art blends with business.

Mr. Good Vibes
Mr. Good Vibes

Breakout Speaker

Rising entrepreneur, public speaker, & mentor for the youth. He is the founder of Good Vibes Enterprises, a digital marketing agency focused on helping other businesses connect with Generation Z.

Jillian Diauto
Jillian Diauto

Breakout Speaker

Women’s professional boxer at USA Boxing Inc.

Devonte
Devonte

Breakout Speaker

I was youth of the year over the entire Cleveland Ohio. I received an award for ideal male of the year over 3,000 other kids. I earned a scholarship to play college football.

Conference Schedule
10:00am - 11:00am
Event Registration

Live Music from Entrepreneurial Artists

11:00am - 12:15pm
First Keynote

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Breakout Sessions

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lunch

Student Entrepreneurship Fair and Live Music from Ent Artists

2:45pm - 3:45pm
Breakout Sessions

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Second Keynote

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Optional Keynote Q&A

Plus Networking Opportunities

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