ELC Events and Announcements
Fordham Foundry Third Annual Pitch Challenge
April 6, 2019
Students, alumni, peers, faculty, and NYC entrepreneurs joined a pitch competition featuring some of the newest businesses coming out of Fordham University. Contestants competed for a whopping total of $25,000 in awards and funding. The new addition this year is a special award/prize for the business that provides the best social impact. The event was held at Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, Keating Hall.
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
TrepCon: Fordham University Entrepreneurship Conference
February 23, 2019
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 brought together over 250+ students, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and community members for a series of workshops, interactive panels, keynote addresses, and networking events. The event was held at McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham Lincoln Center Campus.
- 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
- Fordham alumni that started their own businesses or joined the startup ecosystem after graduation
December 8, 2018
Fordham Foundry’s first annual VentureUP! Competition, Fordham's version of Shark Tank! A panel of judges and audience members heard business pitches from companies founded by Fordham students and alumni. The competition enabled alumni, students, and staff to engage with each other and help build Fordham’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. $40,000 in cash and services were awarded to winning teams! The event was held at McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham Lincoln Center Campus.
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
Legal Landmines for Startups
October 25, 2018
Hosted and sponsored by WilmerHale and co-Sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Law Program at Fordham University School of Law, the event talked about how to avoid the most common and costly mistakes when starting your company. The event was held at Fordham Law School.
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.
Startup LAWnchpad Conference
September 14, 2018
Hosted by the Entrepreneurial Law Program and Clinic at Fordham University School of Law, the conference theme was From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley: Hot Topics at the Intersection of Law and Entrepreneurship. Thought leaders discussed 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.
The Startup LAWnchpad Podcast-a new podcast for entrepreneurs that answers all the important legal questions entrepreneurs never knew to ask was launched during the conference. The event was held at Fordham Law School.
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
The Fordham Foundry Legal Symposium
March 8, 2018 (Fordham Law School)
March 14, 2018 (Rose Hill Campus)
The Fordham Foundry and the Fordham School of Law offered an introduction to legal issues all startups need to know to be safe and successful. Professor Bernice Grant, the students of Fordham Law School's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, and Professor John Normile covered topics including Founder's Agreements, Entity Formation, Venture Capital, and Intellectual Property.
Fordham University's 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference
February 24, 2018
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 brought together over 250+ students, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and community members for a series of workshops, interactive panels, keynote addresses, and networking events. The event was held at Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center.