Student Life: LEADS at Spelman

Spelpreneur Schedule of Events

Spelpreneur Schedule of Events

Coca-Cola Intergenerational Leadership Mentoring Program

Fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Spelman

Come and hear how the Spelpreneur program can help you realize your dream. The program offers weekly sessions where you can learn how to start your own innovative business, find an entrepreneur mentor, and network with entrepreneurs.

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  • Spelpreneur: What’s the Big Idea?

    Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    How to find us: Suites Private Dining Room

    Hear from innovators and entrepreneurs Dayka Robinson, C'2005, and Brandy Nagel. Discover innovative business ideas, and learn the process to get to know the customers and how your proposed solution can help solve a problem. 

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    Spelpreneurs Brandy NagelBrandy Nagel
    Research Faculty, Innovation Ecosystems Georgia Tech

    Spelpreneurs Dayka RobinsonDayka Robinson, C’2005
    Founder, Dayka Robinson Designs

    Part of the Spelpreneur Educate Series

EDUCATE: Fundamental Series

Sept. 19 - Nov. 14, 2017
Students will be introduced to the mindset, skills, resources, and roles of the entrepreneur; importance of innovation; and critical steps of entrepreneurship.

All sessions are Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Click on the event to view details, as well as to register.

  • Sep


    A panel discussion where you'll learn the skills and mind-set of an entrepreneur, factors that influence one’s decision to be an entrepreneur, and the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur.
  • Sep


    Hear from innovators and entrepreneurs Brandy Nagel and Dayka Robinson, C'2005, and work with mentors to dissect innovative business ideas and begin customer discovery.
  • Oct


    Hear from Jane McCracken with ATDC, and work with mentors to create a business model canvas.
  • Oct


    Get a demonstration from Kirsten Bray, C’2018 and tour the Innovation Lab with Dr. Jerry Volcy and Jessica Anderson. Design a prototype and/or identify tools needed to create a product/deliver a service.
  • Oct


    Students engage in a series of 10-minute conversations with alumnae entrepreneurs and get feedback from previous assignments.
  • Oct


    Tour a local incubator (i.e., WEI Atlanta, Digital Undivided) to see resources available to assist entrepreneurs in starting up and sustaining their businesses. Location TBD.
  • Nov


    A panel discussion with Tosha McDade, C’2004, and Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, moderated by Nakia Melecio, where you will learn steps and funding options you can take now to be in a good financial position.
  • Nov


    Students present business model canvas and Innovation Lab creation.


  • Jan


    Students engage in a series of 10-minute conversations with alumnae entrepreneurs and get feedback from previous assignments.

INSPIRE: Speaker Series

Jan. 30 - Feb. 13, 2018
Three weekly sessions where students engage with entrepreneurs who openly talk about their entrepreneurial journey.

Details about the speaker series will be added soon.

EMPOWER: Competition Series

Feb. 18 - Feb. 28, 2018
Competition of innovative business ideas addressing a topic unique to Spelman where students leverage communications, problem solving and teamwork skills. 

Details about the competition series will be added soon.