Friday, April 12, 2013
Events are held at George Mason University's Founders Hall in Arlington.
Arlington Economic Development's Venture Camp series will round out the spring with a pitch fest and an event on 3D printing. The social venture pitch fest starts at noon Monday. Up to 20 entrepreneurs from around the region are expected to attend. "3D Printing: A Revolution on your Desktop" will be at 5 p.m. May 1. According to the event announcement, "And you thought the internet was big? 3D printing is going to change the make up of our economy and society as much as the information revolution did in the 1990s and 2000s." Venture Camp events are free, though organizers ask that you register online if you plan to attend. Both events will be at George Mason University's Founders Hall, 3351 N. Fairfax Drive. Stories from past Venture Camp …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
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Thursday, March 7
The 2013 No Fear in Love Race Committee would like to thank the George Mason University Arlington/Fairfax Campus and the wonderful Arlington community. Because of your kind contribution, we are closer to our goal of awarding a 16- to 24-year-old dating violence survivor a one-year scholarship to attend Mason. We would like to especially thank the Communication Department for sponsoring/advertising the race; Josh Cantor/Transportation Services for donating shuttle services to and from Arlington; Marilyn Clark for marketing the event on both campuses; the Arlington Holiday Inn for hosting the pre-race/reception activities; Cardinal Bank for donating the awesome T-shirt bags; Silver Diner, P.F. Chang’s, Uncle Julio's, and Sport & Health for …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Early-stage entrepreneurs get crash course in angel investors, accelerators in Arlington on Tuesday.
Getting money is like dating, Jonathan Aberman told a room full of young entrepreneurs Tuesday night: It's the questions that aren't asked that can make or break the relationship. Investors are motivated by fear and greed, he said. The fear is that they're making a bad decision by investing in your big idea. The entrepreneur, then, has to establish his or her character in a way that makes the investor want to get greedy. Like dating, starting a business can be more complicated than it seems — although politely stalking someone apparently isn't as frowned upon when what you're seeking is knowledge. Nearly 200 students and early-stage entrepreneurs got a crash course in angel investors, accelerators and other resources Tuesday night at …
Friday, February 22, 2013
First spring event focuses on resources for early stage entrepreneurs.
The George Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship Venture Camp speaker series returns to Arlington next week. The first event of the spring series is called "Accelerators, Angels and Other Resources for Early Stage Entrepreneurs." The event, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, is free, though registration is required. It will be at Founders Hall on George Mason's Arlington campus at 3351 Fairfax Drive. Confirmed speakers include: Jonathan Aberman, managing director at Amplifier Ventures, will serve as moderator. Refreshments from Pete's New Haven Style Apizza will be served before the session begins. A post-event discussion will be held at nearby Northside Social. Venture Camp is sponsored by Arlington Economic Development and the Ballston …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The van will stop outside Founder's Hall.
DMV 2 Go will be at George Mason University’s Arlington campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The van will be parked outside Founder's Hall at 3351 Fairfax Drive. Anyone can stop by to renew their driver's license, update their address, get a copy of their driving record, obtain titles, license plates, decals, transcripts and more. Details of what services are offered are on this flier.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Students raised more than $1,000 to buy personalized gifts for 86 children in Arlington County's Kids in Action.
George Mason University students and alumni raised more than $1,000 to provide 86 presents to low-income children enrolled in Kids in Action, according to the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, which oversees the elementary after-school programs. Students with George Mason's Hillel organization — the center for Jewish campus life — used a combination of email blasts, on-campus fundraisers and Internet crowdfunding to raise the cash needed to buy presents for all 86 children in Arlington's elementary after-school program. The effort followed a smaller fundraiser last year, where money was raised to buy personalized gifts for 30 elementary school students at Carver Community Center's elementary after-school program. The …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Campaign advisors talk candidly at VPAP forum at George Mason's Arlington campus.
Remember all those horrible television ads in the Tim Kaine-George Allen race for the U.S. Senate? It turns out not everyone with those campaigns liked them, either. Mo Elleithee, a senior strategist for the Kaine campaign, and Boyd Marcus, a senior political advisor for Allen's Senate bid, agreed Thursday that many of those ads were "total crap." Elleithee said the negative ads paid for by outside groups actually helped Kaine. The two spoke candidly for more than an hour at a Virginia Public Access Project forum at George Mason University's Arlington campus. George Mason political scientist Mark Rozell moderated. The pair — Elleithee is a longtime Democrat, and served as senior spokesman for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid in 2008; …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and 3 Round Stones CEO Bernadette Hyland were also part of the panel.
Arlington Economic Development has made available video of the Venture Camp session at George Mason University featuring "The Lean Startup" author Eric Ries. Ries joined former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and Bernadette Hyland, CEO of Fredericksburg-based 3 Round Stones for the hour-long discussion earlier this month. While the theme generally was how to incorporate lean principals into the startup lifestyle, questions from the audience covered a wide range of topics — from challenges and opportunities created by the Washington-area culture to whether and when to take the plunge on a new venture. "If you have an idea that is burning inside you, you should go for it," …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Ries, Chopra among panelists at George Mason University's Venture Camp.
Listening to those engaged in Arlington's burgeoning startup culture talk about their increasingly successful seat-of-the-pants lifestyle is like sitting in the crowd at a rock concert, just as the lights go out: Something is about to happen. And it's not just economic development officials casting the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor as a tech-centric, creative breeding ground for successful companies. Other people are starting to notice. That breeding ground reflects a cultural stamp, said Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup and one of four speakers Tuesday at George Mason University's Venture Camp. "They're not just trying to copy Silicon Valley," Ries told Patch. "They're doing their own thing. They're showing that the way of thinking and …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Eric Ries is one of featured speakers at Tuesday event.
Eric Ries, author of "The Lean Startup," will be the featured speaker Tuesday at George Mason University's VentureCamp event in Arlington. Ries will join Arlington resident and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and Melon Power founder Craig Isakow for the one-hour event. "A Conversation with Eric Ries," according to a news release, will be "a lunchtime conversation about Lean Startup principles and their application to the work of the public sector. From innovation in social policies to science and technology policy, lean startup techniques can support rapid, cost-effective innovation and better policy outcomes for the public sector." The event starts at noon Tuesday at …