Owen Entrepreneurship Center  Announcements

FireStarter Series for Spring 2015

Purpose of FireStarter Prrogram

FireStarter is a program that turns nascent business ideas into strong, viable businesses.  Every successful business started out as an unorganized idea.  The persistence of the founder, and his or her willingness to learn about the target market transformed the idea into a viable business model.

To determine how to make their business work, most founders suffer through the agony of learning from their own mistakes.  With FireStarter, a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs who know the common pitfalls and hurdles of starting a business will help you quickly shape your idea into a high potential business model.

The FireStarter session will provide the spark to take your business from just an idea to an investable business model!

The student selected by the attending entrepreneurs as the best for each monthly session will receive $300 from a fund established by the Class of 2000 to support the creation of new businesses.

Dates, times and locations for the Fall 2014 FireStarter Series are:

         January 20, 5:30 to 7:00, Room 222, Management Hall

        February 11, 5:30 to 7:00, Room 230, Management Hall

        March 18, 5:30 to 7:00, Room 230, Management Hall

       April 15, 5:30 to 7:00, Room 230, Management Hall

We welcome students from all disciplines.  Engineers, life science students, and medical stuents are encouraged to attend as observers or participants at these sessions.

If you want to participate, just click here and fill out the form that pops up.




Owen Graduate School of Management, 401 21st Avenue South, Nashville TN 37203. TEL: 615.322.2534