UCF I-Corps Welcomes Co-Founder and Pioneer of Lean Startup Movement

The University of Central Florida (UCF) I-Corps program will proudly welcome the co-founder and leader of the Lean Startup movement on Thursday, January 29th for two events in Orlando. Jerry Engel, Ph.D. will make special appearances at UCF’s campus and at an industry mixer/reception in downtown Orlando, in partnership with Canvs, Starter Studio and Orlando Tech Association, as part of the official launch and debut of the UCF I-Corps program.

UCF Campus Event
Thursday, January 29th
Networking lunch: 12pm – 1:30pm
Live Oak Event Center at UCF Campus
Who’s Invited: Students, Faculty and Community
Event is Free!
Register at http://bit.ly/1zR4ub4

Industry Mixer/Reception
Thursday, January 29th
5:30pm – 8pm
Canvs (Exchange Building) – located at 101 S. Garland Ave., Orlando, 32801
Who’s Invited: Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Industry Mentors
Event is $10 per person (after January 15, rate is $15 per person)
Register at http://bit.ly/1Dbp0qm

Jerry Engel

The Lean Startup movement promotes a non-traditional classroom approach to entrepreneurial learning.  This hand-on methodology requires students to propose and test their hypotheses in “real world” scenarios. Industry mentors review findings with students, helping them make appropriate adjustments to their innovation and/or launch plan in preparation for bringing their ideas to market. Lean Startup emphasizes engagement and experiential study.

“We consider it a great privilege to welcome Jerry Engel to Central Florida,” says Ivan Garibay, Ph.D., Program Director for UCF I-Corps.  “Having the co-founder and leader in the Lean Startup movement here to spend time with students, faculty, aspiring entrepreneurs and industry leaders is an incredible opportunity.  We look forward to learning from him as we develop and shape our own I-Corps program.”

For more information or to RSVP for either event, please visit http://icorps.cie.ucf.edu or call Ivan Garibay at ivan.garibay@ucf.edu or via phone at 407-882-1163.

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