Thursday, September 25, 2008

Highlights from the Opening Meeting

For all of you who weren't sure about whether you should come to E-Vision's Opening Meeting and opted not to, YOU MISSED IT!

Yes, we have all heard Dr. Carter speak and received her great PhD Completion guidance but at this meeting she gave the scoop on how TADA got started - the good and the bad. From dealing with business partners, investors, and vendors to keeping your idea yours, Dr. Carter revealed a lot after she reminded us first and foremost of the importance of completing our PhDs !

Dr. Carter also instructed us on the 2 hours process of establishing our own LLC in Maryland as something we can do as graduate students or professionals as soon as our business begins to generate additional revenue.

If you would like copies of the documents provided by Dr. Carter, feel free to contact me.

Stay tuned for more blogs from the E-Vision members that were in attendance, as well as info about upcoming Events!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Welcome to E-VISION's BLOG!

Welcome to all those interested in entrepreneurship at UMBC!

Please plan to attend our opening meeting on September 25, 2008 3-4 pm in Public Policy Room 107 and all fall events sponsored by the Alex Brown Center some of which are detailed below. Please check back regularly for updates.

This blog is to welcome you into the 2008-2009 school year at UMBC from E-Vision - UMBC's Graduate Entrepreneurship Organization.

This organization was founded in 2007 through the efforts of Dr. Latese Briggs, Frances Carter, Kholiswa Laird, and Adrienne Starks. Through this organization, we hope to spark the interest of graduate students to incorporatetheir research ideas with entrepreneurship. In partnership with UMBC's Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship , we have adapted a core set of values that have guided E-Vision's mission.

E-Vision will provide a safe and productive environment geared towardscultivating entrepreneurship and business skills amongst graduate students atUMBC.

This group will facilitate interaction between students in diversedisciplines, as well as with experienced business professionals andentrepreneurs.

E-Vision will focus on demystifying the challenges of starting andrunning a business by educating graduate students on a variety of businessrelated topics.

To kick off this year's activities, we will have an entrepreneur within theUMBC family, Dr. Wendy Carter discuss the benefits and challenges of being a graduate student and an entrepreneur on September 25, 2008 3-4 pm inPublic Policy Room 107.
Dr Carter is the founder and owner of TADA (Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished)

Dr. Carter has an office on campus and can be reached at She will give an open forum for discussion on the topics of entrepreneurship,completing your dissertation, and starting and maintaining a business.

In addition, the Alex Brown Center will have a speaker series on September 29 - 12:00 1:00 pm - UC 310.
Strategies for Entrepreneurial Sustainment Dwayne Robinson President and CEOVision Systems & Technology, Inc. (VSTI)

We look forward to seeing each you this year!!