Events and Announcements
Fordham Foundry Third Annual 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
TrepCon: Fordham University 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 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:
- Randy Goldberg, Co-Founder Bombas
- Elliot Lum, Author Entrepreneurial Confessions: How Young Founders Found Their Way
- Alexa Curtis, Founder Life Unfiltered with Alexa
- Kieran O'Reilly, Co-Founder Gifs.com
- Dylan Gambardella, Co-Founder Next Gen Summit
- Kaitlyn Barclay and Willow Hill, Co-Founders Scout Lab
- Jeremy Redleaf, Co-Founder CAVEDAY
- Byron Hsu, Co-Founder Paragon One
- Chuck Pettid, Senior Partner Republic
- PLUS: Hear from Fordham alumni that started their own businesses or joined the startup ecosystem after graduation!
LUNCH and LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be served. PRIZES to be raffled throughout the day!
WHERE: Fordham Lincoln Center Campus | McNally Amphitheatre
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
Hosted and Sponsored by WilmerHale
Co-Sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Law Program
at Fordham University School of Law
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
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.
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
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
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