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Upcoming Events


Fordham Foundry Third Annual Pitch Challenge

Pitch Challenge

Join contestants, students, alumni, peers, faculty, and NYC entrepreneurs for a pitch competition featuring some of the newest businesses coming out of Fordham University. Contestants will be competing for a whopping total of $25,000 in awards and funding. Come to network with the crowd and cheer on the contestants. The new addition this year is a special award/prize for the business that provides the best social impact.

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 1st Round Competition
12 - 12:45 p.m. | Networking Break
12:45 p.m. | Announcement of 2nd round competitors
1 - 2 p.m. | Social Impact Round
1 - 2 p.m. | Semi Final First Round
2 - 2:30 p.m. | Networking Break
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Announcement of Social Impact Winner
Semi Final Second Round
3:30 - 4 p.m. | Networking Break
4 - 4:45 p.m. | Announcement of 4 Finalists
Final Round Pitches
5 p.m. - Announcement of Winners and Prize Awards

Where: Rose Hill Campus | Keating Hall, 3rd Auditorium | 441 E Fordham Rd. | The Bronx, NY 10458

RSVP

Past Events


TrepCon: Fordham University Entrepreneurship ConferenceELC Conference

TrepCon is the premier entrepreneurship conference at Fordham University, presented by Fordham Entrepreneurship Society and the Gabelli School of Business and sponsored by Deloitte. TrepCon 2019 is Fordham’s eighth annual Entrepreneurship Conference and will bring together over 250+ students, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and community members for a series of workshops, interactive panels, keynote addresses, and networking events.

WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This year’s speakers include:

LUNCH and LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be served. PRIZES to be raffled throughout the day!

WHERE: Fordham Lincoln Center Campus | McNally Amphitheatre


VentureUP! Competition

Venture Up Competition

Introducing the Fordham Foundry’s first annual VentureUP! Competition, Fordham's version of Shark Tank! A panel of judges and audience members will hear business pitches from companies founded by Fordham students and Alumni. This competition will enable alumni, students, and staff to engage with each other and help build Fordham’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Watch the fun, submit questions to the companies live at the event, and vote on the People’s Choice Award. $40,000 in cash and services will be awarded to winning teams! Registration is free, food will be provided, and all audience members will be eligible to win a fabulous gift basket including AirPods and other items from the competing companies.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 12 - 4:30 p.m.

12 - 1:30 p.m. | First 4 Companies to Pitch
1:30 - 2 p.m. | Networking Break with food served
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Final 4 Companies to Pitch
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.| Networking Break with food served
4 - 4:30 p.m. | Final Announcements, Award Presentations, and Raffle Prize Distributed

WHERE: McNally Auditorium | 140 W 62nd Street | New York, NY 10023


Legal Landmines for Startups

ELC

Hosted and Sponsored by WilmerHale

Co-Sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Law Program
at Fordham University School of Law

Join Fordham’s Entrepreneurial Law Society and WilmerHale Launch to learn how to avoid the most common and costly mistakes when starting your company.

About the speakers:

  • Gary Schall is a partner in WilmerHale’s NY office, helps entrepreneurs and emerging companies navigate the many legal issues they face, from formation to equity and note financings through exit events. He also represents venture capital funds in their investments in startups and high-growth companies.

  • Adam Freiman is a leading corporate lawyer with a deep understanding of the emerging company ecosystem and technology market in New York. His knowledge and ability to serve the vast needs of today's most innovative companies, including those in the technology, healthcare and media industries, is backed by his 20 years of experience in handling the complex business transactions and legal issues they face.

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018
5 p.m. | check-in
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | program

Where: Constantino Room | 150 West 62nd Street | New York, NY 10023


Startup LAWnchpad Conference

Hosted by the Entrepreneurial Law Program
and Clinic at Fordham University School of Law
ELC Launchpad Conference

Join attorneys, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, law students, and business students for the inaugural conference of Fordham's Entrepreneurial Law Program. The conference theme is From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley: Hot Topics at the Intersection of Law and Entrepreneurship. Hear from thought leaders on current topics related to startup law, including technology transactions, cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings, equity crowdfunding, social entrepreneurship, impact investing, access to capital for female and multicultural founders, and more.

Also, join us for the launch of the Startup LAWnchpad Podcast-a new podcast for entrepreneurs that answers all the important legal questions entrepreneurs never knew to ask.

Keynote speaker
Karl Peter Kilb, III, CEO of Boloro Global Limited; Chairman and Co-Founder of Fordham's Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Council; and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

CLE Credits Pending

WHEN: Friday, September 14, 2018
9 - 9:30 a.m.| registration and breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | program
4 - 5 p.m. | reception

WHERE: Skadden Conference Center | 150 West 62nd Street | New York, NY 10023


The Fordham Foundry Legal Symposium

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The Fordham Foundry and the Fordham School of Law are collaborating to offer an introduction to legal issues all startups need to know to be safe and successful. Join Professor Bernice Grant, the students of Fordham Law School's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, and Professor John Normile as they cover topics including Founder's Agreements, Entity Formation, Venture Capital, and Intellectual Property.

Rose Hill Campus
When: Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Where: 557 E Fordham Road | 2nd floor (across from White Castle)

Lincoln Center Campus
When: Thursday | March 8, 2018 | 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Where: 150 W 62nd Street | Room 4-07


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Fordham University's 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference

TrepCon is the premier entrepreneurship conference at Fordham University, presented by Fordham Entrepreneurship Society and the Gabelli School of Business and sponsored by Deloitte. TrepCon 2018 is Fordham's seventh annual Entrepreneurship Conference and will bring together over 250+ students, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and community members for a series of workshops, interactive panels, keynote addresses, and networking events.

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST)

Where: McNally Amphitheatre | Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center | 140 West 62nd Street | New York, NY 10023


Contact Us

Bernice Grant
Senior Director, Entrepreneurial Law Program
Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10023
646-312-8289
bgrant18@law.fordham.edu

Connect with us on Twitter: @FordhamELC