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BEATS Week

Monday, 9/18

Melanin Music Monday x BEATS Week 

Monday, September 18, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Red Barn 

Join the Cultural Center, University Libraries, and BEATS Week collaborators as we kick off an exciting week of events promoting entrepreneurship and wellness for all, especially our underrepresented students. There will be live music, lunch, and community! 

Startup Week Meet-Up

Monday, September 18, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Mellwood Art Center

Join the Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) and the BEATS Week team at Louisville's Startup Week to network and connect with entrepreneurs throughout the Louisville community. Register for free here.

Tuesday, 9/19

STEMpreneurs: Coffee & Networking

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. | 252 E. Market Street   

Mix and mingle with student and local STEM entrepreneurs while you enjoy coffee and pastries at UofL's Innovation & Commercialization office. 

Social Impact Starter Kit

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Ekstrom Library

This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in creating positive social change but may not know where to start. Through a combination of interactive activities and discussions, attendees will learn the basics of social entrepreneurship and how to identify community needs.  By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a solid understanding of how to create a social impact venture and the tools necessary to turn their ideas into action by leveraging the resources available through the Health Equity Hub at University of Louisville.

Say My Name: Establishing Your Brand

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Ekstrom Library

Gain insights on establishing your personal brand, from an enhanced understanding of name, image, and likeness to intellectual property and more from this panel of experts. 

Wednesday, 9/20

Industry Baby: Creative Entrepreneurs Coffee

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. | Ekstrom Library  

Mix and mingle with other creative entrepreneurs while you enjoy coffee and pastries. 

Tap In: Entrepreneur Resource Fair

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Ekstrom Library  

Take a professional headshot, have an expert review your resume or LinkedIn, and learn about resources on campus and in the community that will support your entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Entrepreneurship Live! Featuring: John Mays

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | SAC 

The Health Equity Innovation Hub has partnered with the School of Arts & Sciences to bring you an exciting event, Entrepreneurship Live! featuring John Mays, Founder, Franchisee, Investor and more. ELive! is giving the students the opportunity to hear about the incredible rollercoaster that is entrepreneurship. Prepare to be educated and inspired by hearing real-world challenges and triumphs, and range of emotional experiences in forging a startup.

Thursday, 9/21

Entrepreneurship Live! Featuring: Kela Ivonye

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | SAC 

The Health Equity Innovation Hub has partnered with the School of Arts & Sciences to bring you an exciting event, Entrepreneurship Live! featuring Kela Ivonye, Founder, Investor, and more. ELive! is giving the students the opportunity to hear about the incredible rollercoaster that is entrepreneurship. Prepare to be educated and inspired by hearing real-world challenges and triumphs, and range of emotional experiences in forging a startup.

Digital Dash: Multimedia Content Creation

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Ekstrom Library   

Join Jason Zahrndt of the Digital Media Suite to learn about freely available resources including an audiovisual recording studio and Adobe Creative Express that can be used to tell the story of your business and your brand.

Story to Tell: Journeys of Entrepreneurship 

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Ekstrom Library   

Join a diverse panel of founders and CEOs as they share their stories and lead attendees through reflections and activities to empower everyone to share their own story. 

Friday, 9/22

The Final Cut: BEATS & Basketball

Student Rec Center, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Celebrate BEATS Week during a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Raffle prizes will be given away to those who have attended BEATS Week events throughout the week.