Are you an entrepreneur that needs a little assistance figuring out your next steps? Do you have a family member that could use help in achieving their vision for bringing a great idea to market? Have you listened to a friend tell you about the fantastic idea that could change the world, but they just don’t know where to start?
Then you, a family member or a friend will certainly be interested in attending the highly regarded UC Entrepreneurship Academy! Hosted by the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, this three-day course will be held from September 15 to 17, 2015.
And one lucky Vanguard reader will have an unique opportunity to attend the Academy at a discount!
On September 2, 2015, at the UC Davis Conference Center (across the quad from the Mondavi Center), the Vanguard will host its event “Forging a Knowledge Economy.” Thanks to a very generous donation from the Institute, the Vanguard has received a donation of one spot in the Academy, a value of $1500!.
To pass this great opportunity along to one lucky Vanguard reader, we will be holding an auction at our 2nd of September event. The starting bid on the spot in the upcoming Academy will be $200. Bidders must be in attendance to bid on the Academy. Tickets to the Vanguard event are $50 for the general public and $20 for students. But with the chance to attend the Academy at a significantly reduced cost from the going rate of $1500, what is a $50 ticket to the Vanguard event as compared to the opportunity to attend the Academy and potentially launch the next great idea? This could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Academy for someone in our community and could be the start of something great for a budding entrepreneur!
The UC Entrepreneurship Academy is “the premiere academic program for commercializing science and engineering innovations. It is a springboard for moving research out of the lab and into the world. The academy is taught by investors, entrepreneurs, university faculty, and industry experts who serve as mentors and guest speakers. You’ll gain the knowledge and networks needed to develop the commercial potential of your research or idea.”
For more information on the UC Entrepreneurship Academy – click here. With the opportunity to win the grand prize, the Vanguard will also be auctioning some other items to make this fun for all in attendance. We have four pieces of original photographic art and we are looking for any individual or company that may be willing to donate for the auction. These unique items could be hand-crafted pieces, wine, services, hotel stays, restaurant certificates, non-perishable food items or even a weekend at your family vacation home.
This is a new fund-raising aspect to our Vanguard events and we hope to see this grow over time. Most donations for the auction are tax-deductible (as allowed by law) and interested parties should contact the Vanguard at email@example.com or (530) 400-2512 to make arrangements.
We thank you in advance for your consideration and support of the Vanguard in its mission to bring you a unique perspective on the news of Davis.