Microsoft are running a Business Plan Competition with the purpose of encouraging entrepreneurship in a group project with a prize of $5000.
For more details go here: http://bit.ly/SkyDriveChallenge
The HBS Entertainment & Media Club invites you to…
2012 Entertainment & Media Conference
Media’s New Age
//Harvard Business School
//Sunday, February 12, 2012
Keynote speakers include:
// Carlton Cuse, Emmy Award-Winning Screenwriter and Executive Producer of LOST
// Judy McGrath, Former Chairman & CEO of MTV Networks, listed on Forbes’ 50 Most Powerful Women
// Frederick Huntsberry, COO of Paramount Pictures
Plus, panels including speakers from Warner Music Group, YouTube, Showtime, MTV, HBO, Conde Nast, BET and more.
Details @ http://www.hbsemc.com/conference-2012/
Title: Gordon Freedman: Education in the Information Age
Date: Feb 1, 2012
Location: Aldrich 209
Description: Gordon Freedman is a leader in education technology and policy, previously serving as a senior executive at Blackboard, and now as President of the National Laboratory for Education Transformation. Freedman will be discussing current trends in technology across education, the major barriers to change, and the transformation needed to bring education systems into the 21st century. Questions can be sent in advance to email@example.com, with “HBS” in the subject line. For more background, please see: http://www.gfreedman.
Michael Gaiss, who heads Highland Capital’s Entrepreneurship Program, recently reached out looking for HBS students interested in spending their summer building a start-up. Check out this awesome opportunity below…
Summer@HIGHLAND 2012: $15K + Cambridge/Menlo Park + Awesome Mentors + No Strings Attached
Are you a student entrepreneur looking to take your startup to next level this summer? If so, Summer@HIGHLAND is just what you need.
In its fifth year, Summer@HIGHLAND is an entrepreneurship program designed to provide university-affiliated startups with the environment and resources for taking their initiative/company to the next level. Past participants have included the founding teams of such companies as Wildfire, Gemvara, CloudFlare, Affine, Ksplice, Cogito Health, Imprint Energy and AdPop.
Selected teams will receive $15K and free workspace in our Kendall Square or Sand Hill Road office. They will have access to Highland professionals and an incredible founder network along with thought leaders in business, design, legal, product, talent and technology. Past speakers include founders and CEOs from Airbnb, Dropbox, HubSpot, Quattro Wireless, Starent Networks and SCVNGR. Serial entrepreneurs/founders Steve Blank, Desh Deshpande, Naval Ravikant and Bill Warner have also contributed their expertise, along with business & technology experts from Amazon, Google, IDEO, KAYAK, WilmerHale and others.
Finally, Summer@HIGHLAND is “founder friendly”: Highland receives no equity stake in exchange for a team’s participation, and teams are under no obligation to Highland after the summer. It is also designed to be complementary with other accelerators (for example, teams can participate in both Y Combinator and Summer).
Full details plus the application are at www.hcp.com/summer. BTW, we have two application deadlines this year: Early (March 1, 2012) & Regular (April 5, 2012).
Thanks for your interest in Summer@HIGHLAND. We can’t wait to see what you’re working on!
The Highland Team
TheLadders – Solve problems. Learn new things. Do good.
Manager, Strategic Initiatives
The spot: Reporting directly to the President, you will oversee all aspects of TheLadders.com strategic planning, directing competitive analysis and performance management initiatives. The Manager, Strategic Initiatives works directly with the executive team on projects related to key initiatives to craft strategies that best position the company to take advantage of the existing and predicted markets.
Please apply here by Feb 22nd if interested. Please note, however, that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from now until Feb 22nd.
The spot: As the MBA intern at TheLadders.com, you will be part of a dynamic, fast-paced team focused on both short-term tactical victories and long-term greatness. You will report directly to the President and will work extensively with the executive team on projects related to key initiatives to craft strategies that best position the company to take advantage of the existing and predicted markets. We’re not only looking for a great intern, but potentially someone who will join us in a full-time capacity after graduation. Previous MBA interns have moved on to high-level positions in the organization, up to and including Vice President/General Manager.
If you have a burning desire to succeed, a can-do attitude and an interest in maximizing your personal effectiveness this is for you. If you’ve got strong interpersonal skills and desire to make an impact in a fast-paced, high-growth Internet environment, we want to hear from you. Now.
Product Marketing Manager
Veeva is the fastest growing software provider to the life sciences industry. In less than five years, Veeva has become the global market leader in CRM and has successfully launched a second major product line. Veeva believes in developing people and promoting from within. As such, Veeva is looking to expand the team with top talent from the leading MBA programs.
Product Marketing Managers own the go-to-market strategy for a product line, such as Veeva CRM and Veeva PromoMats. The Product Marketing Manager will become an industry thought leader while working with the Veeva sales team to help win new business and publicize customer success. This position reports to the Vice President of Strategy.
Primary responsibilities include:
Location: Philadelphia Area or San Francisco Bay Area
Contact: Lauren Calabrese, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please fill out the poll below to sign up for the NYC Startup mini-Trek, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10th. Signup poll will open from Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 12:00pm until Friday, Jan. 27th at 12:00pm.
Please read through ALL the instructions and notes carefully before allocating your points. We will start collecting resumes once the poll results are released.
Contact Melody Koh (email@example.com) or Matt Bornstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions
Harvard Business School Publishing New Product Development Idea Competition
Harvard Business School’s Publishing division (the folks who publish cases, the Harvard Business Review, simulations and a host of other products) is sponsoring a contest (with a $1,000 first prize) for ideas for educational technology content targeted at MBA students. See this document for complete details.
Summer Intern, Harvard Business Publishing, New Product Development, Higher Education (#1961142 on Career Hub)
Applications/Resumes Due via HBS Career Hub: January 26, 2012 5:00 PM
On-Campus Interviews at Harvard Business School: February 15, 2012 3:30pm-5:30pm
The New Product Development team of the Higher Education Group at Harvard Business Publishing in Watertown, Massachusetts, seeks a current Harvard Business School MBA student for a ten-week summer internship in 2012. The internship must be completed by August 31, 2012; there is some flexibility around the start/end date.
The student will report to the Managing Director, Product Management & Operations, Higher Education (an HBS MBA alumna), as well as work closely with other NPD/editorial staff.
The intern will help the NPD team design, conduct and evaluate market research on new educational technology products and resources for the higher education market. The goal of these products and resources is to help MBA and other business students at universities worldwide succeed in participant-centered learning environments. These resources are especially helpful for student populations new to case-based learning, such as international students, mature students, etc. The intern will then help decide and develop the initial stages of the NPD implementation project,including a business and project plan, as per HBP budget guidelines.
The content and topics of the e-products and resources to be researched and developed will parallel those of the HBS MBA program. The internship focus may include content development in quantitative topics such as finance and accounting or in qualitative topics such as organizational behavior.
In parallel to this internship, via the HBS Rock Center (December 2011 newsletter) we have advertised an educational technology product idea competition to the HBS MBA students. The competition will end in late spring 2012. Part of the summer 2012 intern’s responsibility will then be to evaluate and further develop the top ideas suggested in the competition.
The intern may also have the opportunity to attend:
a) AOM 2012 (Academy of Management), the leading industry conference for the higher education market.
b) Our quarterly sales meeting (when our sales representatives from overseas territories meet in Boston to discuss recent trends from their campus visits with our faculty customers), usually held in late August.
The internship will not require travel outside the Boston, MA area.
We encourage candidates to apply for a matching HBS Social Enterprise Summer Associate Fellowship. Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The signup poll for NYC Startup mini-Trek (Friday, Feb. 10th) will be open on Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 12pm EST. The poll will remain open for only 48 hours (till Thursday, Jan. 26th at 12pm EST), so please watch out for an email on Tuesday with specific instructions and a preliminary schedule for the trek.
Due to capacity constraints of participating companies, you will be able to allocate points to those you’re most interested in visiting and bid for visits on a company-by-company basis.
So far we have the following companies confirmed to participate (with a few more in the works):