Upcoming Events


August 2020

September 2020

What is Entrepreneurship?

Date: Monday, September 14, 2020 from 9:00am-10:50am
Location: 72 E. Concord St., Room L112
Description: This session is designed to give participants practical tips on how to develop a rational and balanced idea for a commercial or social venture and how to effectively present the idea to others. Included will be discussions on such topics as defining entrepreneurship, pitching new ideas, adjusting to feedback, and dispelling common myths about the ideation process.  This session will be very interactive involving frequent discussions of main points and bringing various practical perspectives into the mix.
Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST91420 

 

Teamwork and product development

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020 from 9:00am-10:50am
Location: 72 E. Concord St., Room L112
Description: This session will help participants understand the key considerations that apply in forming a team that is appropriate to the needs of a particular venture and that will be likely to produce positive results.  Students will be exposed to various ideas and theories that relate to effective team member selection, successful team-building, positive approaches to team leadership, the effects of diversity of style and thought on the quality of a team’s results, and other aspects of good and bad team dynamics.
Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST92220

 

How to Develop and Present Your Ideas

Date: Monday, September 28, 2020 from 9:00am-10:50am
Location: 72 E. Concord St., Room L112
Description: This session is designed to give participants practical tips on how to develop a rational and balanced idea for a commercial or social venture and how to effectively present the idea to others. Included will be discussions on such topics as defining entrepreneurship, pitching new ideas, adjusting to feedback, and dispelling common myths about the ideation process.  This session will be very interactive involving frequent discussions of main points and bringing various practical perspectives into the mix.
Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST92820

October 2020

 NRSA Workshop: Understanding the NIH Process

Date: Friday, October 9, 2020 (2:00pm-4:00pm)
Location: Virtual, please register to receive link.
Description: This workshop will be dedicated to providing clarity to the pre-award and administrative process involved in submitting an application to NIH. This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Identifying the correct funding opportunity.
    2. Choosing the appropriate funding institute.
    3. Interpreting guidelines.
    4. Identifying applicable documents to prepare.
    5. Electronic application creation.
    6. The internal BU submission process and expectations.
    Our goal of the session is to not only prepare and familiarize applicants with the multi-step submission process, but also provide assurance that submitting an F grant is not as overwhelming as it appears, and that BU has many resources to assist in the process.
    After the presentation, there will be a break out session where members of the Proposal Development Office will prepare submission checklists appropriate to each student’s project and develop a budget.

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST10920

 

Grant Writing Workshop: Feedback on Specific Aims Grantsmanship

Date: October 22, 2020  from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
LocationVirtual, please register to receive link.
Description: Receive feedback on your grantsmanship for your NRSA grant, drafts must be submitted to hender@bu.edu 2 days before the workshop, sign up to receive reminder e-mails.
Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST102220

How to Launch a Lean Startup

Date: Monday, October 26, 2020 from 9:00am-10:50am
Location: 72 E. Concord St., Room L112
Description: This session covers the various approaches, techniques, and strategies involved in launching a startup according to the Lean Startup methodology.  It takes participants through relevant topics within the early-stage entrepreneurial process, the first formation of an idea through the development of a simple but full-featured business model, and development of a venture presentation that could be used to seek followers and funders.
Registerhttps://tinyurl.com/BEST102620

November 2020

Grant Writing Workshop: Feedback on Training Plans

Date: November 12, 2020 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: Virtual, please register to receive link.
Description: Receive feedback on your training plan for your NRSA grant, drafts must be submitted to  hender@bu.edu 2 days before the workshop, sign up to receive reminder e-mails.
Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST111220