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Venture U is a Spring seminar series that focuses on hot topics in business. The sessions include focus areas of interest such as legal, accounting, marketing and branding, etc. Venture U seminars are open to students of all majors.

Venture U 2020 Seminars

Researching Your New Venture

February 18 at 4 PM  •  HAL 204

by Kim Marks

Librarian Kim Marks shares library resources and research strategies to identify target markets and research the competition for your startup.

Interactive—Bring your laptop! 🙂

Intellectual Property

February 25 at 4 PM  •  HAL 204

by Barbara Johnson ’79, Esq.

Confused about intellectual property in startups? Barbara Johnson gives an overview. Bring your questions on copyrights, trademarks, and patents.


The Power of the Pitch—How to Craft Your Story

by Chad Cobb ’14

Learn how to tell a great story in the marketing and branding of your venture.


Startup Projections

April 14 at 4 PM  •  HAL 204

by Professor Ken Smith ’84

Join Prof. Ken Smith as he demystifies financial projections for startups.