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The Collegiate Entrepreneur


April 4, 2014

Table of Contents National Conference #CEONat2014 in Orlando Exhibit at #CEONat2014 Conference Program Advertising

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#CEONat2014 in Orlando


2014 National Conference, Oct. 30 –Nov. 1

CEO Showcase CEO Member Biz Showcase CEO Alumni Spotlight Way to go, CEO! – Chapter Showcase CEO Startup Simulation Winners

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Connect to CEO Join the CEO Student Advisory Council CEO Alumni Association CEO Member Directory

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Events & Special Offers Jumpstart Your Career Beyond Business Las Vegas Pitch Competition MCON14 Creativity For Sale Your15Minutes Radio Network

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Faculty Corner USASBE Certificate for Faculty



Get ready for what will no doubt be the best CEO Conference experience yet! Mark your calendar for th st this October 30 - November 1 and join us in Orlando for a new mix of top speakers, networking events and social activities, all with the help of our host school, the University of Tampa. Kick-off the conference on Thursday following the Chapter Development Sessions with a fun, private evening pool party hosted by UT. Registration will be available soon. Look out for featured registration discounts for students, alumni, and faculty! This year’s conference will take place at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Located in the heart of all the popular Orlando attractions, the hotel will give you access to top resort-style amenities from golf and rock climbing, to amazing pools and water activities on a private lake! Click here to reserve your hotel room now! We know you’ll once again be spending your Halloween with us, but there will be some killer events st to enjoy on the evening of the 31 from Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios to Disney’s NotSo-Scary-Halloween Party. Or party at Universal’s City Walk or in Downtown Disney. More details coming soon!

Exhibit at #CEONat2014 Member Discounts

We can’t wait to see you in Orlando! Tweet in the excitement! #CEONat2014

Get national attention by showcasing your program, club, or business as part of the National Conference Expo. There are great exhibit rate discounts for CEO members, Chapters, faculty and alumni. Contact for an application. More details will be available soon.


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Conference Program Advertising


Get Listed!

Storm Anderson and Samuel George co-founded The Cavebox is a subscription service that lets men build a custom hygiene supply box or choose from a pre-set package that will be delivered directly to their door. Officially launched this past February 2014 on Indiana University’s campus, the Cavebox received orders their first week and significant interest in their spring break cavebag (travel-sized essentials kit).

Over 1,000 young entrepreneurs, sponsors, faculty members, and other attendees will receive a copy of the full 2014 CEO National Conference Program inperson at the event, which is in addition to its online publication. Get your message out by advertising in the program! Rates start at as little as $5!

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Limited space is available so don't wait to reserve your ad. Contact for more information on rates or to reserve your ad space. Click here to see the 2013 CEO Conference Program!

CEO Member Biz Showcase CEO is proud to recognize some outstanding member entrepreneurs. Check out the CEO students that were recently named to Inc.’s 2014 list of the Coolest College Startups in America!

Beatmerch Duncan Abdelnour launched Beatmerch in 2013 while at the University of Tampa. Beatmerch is an electronic music merchandising company that services the merchandise needs of internationally touring electronic music artists and events. From festival merchandise stores and ecommerce options, to licensing and promotional product distribution, Beatmerch provides a full-service merchandising solution. They currently represent some of the top DJs in the world.

Nolan Simons is a co-founder of Revita Ink, a skin care line that helps prevent fading and the loss of color in tattoos. You may remember Nolan as the nd Loyola Marymount University student who placed 2 in the 2013 National Elevator Pitch Competition. After just launching in 2013, Revita Ink now receives over 10 orders per day from around the world with a 20% re-purchase rate. On top of the global recognition it has received, Revita Ink has support from some Major League Baseball players Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox.

CEO Alumni Spotlight Miles Smith, Co-Owner of BundeZe! Miles Smith graduated from Grand Valley State University this past winter, and having led his CEO Chapter as a student, he is now realizing success as part of a new venture, BundeZe! BundeZe is an organization tool that bundles and ties anything from power cords to fishing equipment. When BundeZe sold over 2,000 unites one weekend at a tradeshow, Miles realized the product’s potential. Recently, Miles and the BundeZe team launched a Kickstarter campaign, and within 24 hours, it was 100% funded! We had the chance to interview Miles about the secrets behind the success of BundeZe’s Kickstarter campaign. Click here to read a full interview.


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Way to go, CEO!

CEO Startup Simulation Winners

Central Florida Networking

USF St. Pete 3-Peat

Are you looking for a fun and engaging event to host on your campus? The University of Central Florida recently held an inaugural networking event that helped connect students across campus and the local community. This is what UCF Chapter President Jonathan Deleon shared about this success:

For the 3 year in a row, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg has won the title of the CEO Startup Simulation Challenge National Champion!

“The CEO Network 1.0 event hosted at the University of Central Florida by the CEO th Knights Chapter this past March 12 was the inaugural event open to the entire University that turned into an extreme success! The goal of this event was to allow the CEO members to have an opportunity to actually "validate" their business ideas with other entrepreneurs and members of the Orlando community. This first CEO Network event attracted 120 participants from the UCF community, offering a networking / expo for entrepreneurs, free food, raffle prizes, live music, a photo booth, and a successful speaker who shared experience and advice. This event was extremely successful for our chapter in order to promote our organization, giving a very unique added value to every one of our members who stuck around through the slow times of the organization. I encourage each CEO Chapter that is interested in giving their members a unique value for being a part of the organization to conduct their own CEO Network event.” Contact Jonathan at and ask more about how your chapter can create its own interactive CEO Network 1.0 event.


Out of 13 teams registered for the 2014 virtual competition, USF St. Petersburg’s CEO Chapter has defeated dozens of teams from across the nation over their three year reign, proving their startup skills reign supreme! Here are the full results: st 1 : University of South Florida-St. Petersburg nd 2 : Willow International Center rd 3 : University of South Alabama Honorable Mention: Brigham Young University-Idaho USF St. Pete will take home the grand prize of $500, while Willow International and the University of South Alabama will each receive $250. These top teams will also be recognized during the 2014 National CEO Conference in Orlando. Congratulations and thank you to all who participated! And a special thank you to Marketplace® Live for sponsoring the platform for this year's competition.

Join the CEO Student Advisory Council Accepting Applications for SAC 2014 – 2015! The CEO Student Advisory Council will be accepting a limited number of council members for the 20142015 school year. Dedicated to growing CEO and supporting young entrepreneurs, we are looking for the involvement of CEO student members, who would like to be active on a national level. Each school may only have one student member on the council board and final selection will be determined by applications. Regular participation will be required, including contributions and attendance to conference calls and virtual meeting. To request an application for this prestigious national organization, contact


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Join the CEO Alumni Association Get in the entrepreneurial spirit after graduation! Stay involved with CEO even after graduation! As a CEO Alumni member, gain access to entrepreneurial resources, virtual speaker events, a national peer network of other alum, and other special events just for CEO Alumni! Lifetime membership is available for a limited time. To find out more on how to get involved, contact

CEO Member Directory Get your business noticed! CEO’s Member Business Directory showcases student, alumni, and faculty member businesses, offering national exposure to the CEO community and beyond! To list your business in the next edition, complete the short form available here OR send your name, university, contact information, business name, website, business logo and description to ceo@c-eth by April 15 .

Las Vegas Pitch Competition Get ready for RECESS! What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas, especially if you win the RECESS Pitch! RECESS Pitch is a pitch competition for college students, showcasing the most disruptive student-run businesses. You have the chance to apply for one of three at-large bids and an all-expense paid trip to compete in the pitch finals in Downtown Las Vegas this th st May 29 – June 1 . Click here for more info on how to th apply for an at large bid by April 12 . RECESS is a touring college music and ideas festival that combines educational programs during the day with a concert at night.

Jumpstart Your Career Beyond Business Build Your Network in San Francisco this Summer Beyond Business is launching an intensive 6-week business summer boot camp for undergraduates and recent grads. It's a great way to get connected to tech professionals in San Francisco, build your resume, and have a really exciting summer with other students from around the world. Beyond Business provides students with a foundation in business from top-notch professors and industry professionals, along with access to leading tech organizations in San Francisco. Learn skills like excel, presentations, and marketing, while building an extremely valuable network inside the tech industry. Take trips outside the city, work on project challenges from companies like eBay and Salesforce, and develop valuable mentor relationships with professionals from Google, Facebook, DropBox, and Airbnb. st

To apply by May 1 or to find out more about the program, visit CEO members can receive a $100 discount off registration by mentioning “CEO” in their application!

MCON14 Win Virtual Conference Access June 18-19 You can win FREE registration for full online access to view the 2014 Millennial Conference! Watch inspiring Keynotes and panels featuring top entrepreneurs, Forbes, and The Case Foundation. For the chance to win, send a direct Tweet to @CEOORG stating that you’d like to win access to view #MCON14. All st Tweets must be received before April 21 . MCON14 is a two-day experience where corporate, cause, and public leaders see how the next generation is redefining how to inspire communities and build movements to create change. With engaging speakers and discussion panels, MCON14 is the premier conference for cause and Millennial engagement. The 2014 event will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and also streamed online. Click here for the full schedule. Limited online access is free to the public, which you can register for here.


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Creativity For Sale Special Discount for CEO Members A letter to you from Jason: Hello fellow entrepreneurs! My name is Jason SurfrApp (formerly Jason Sadler). For the past few years I’ve done some crazy things online with my various business ventures. I’ve made over $1,000,000 by wearing t-shirts, over $100,000 by auctioning off my last name twice, and most recently made nearly $75,000 by crowdfunding my book in an interesting way. Oh, and did I mention I made all that money on my book before I’d written a single word of it or sold a single copy? My book is nearing completion, and I’m eager to get it in the hands of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial groups, and any curious thinkers out there. My book, titled “Creativity For Sale,” shares my entrepreneurial story and lessons I’ve learned over the years. I’m offering wholesale discounts for my book and would love to chat with you about it. Shoot me an email at

USASBE Certificate for Faculty Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship This May 19–20, 2014 at the Midwest Symposium on Entrepreneurship, USASBE will launch its fourth class in the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program in collaboration with The Kauffman Foundation, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of North Texas. The first three of eight workshops that are required for completion of the certificate will be offered. For more information, contact Tony Mendes at You can click here for more details. Online registration is available until May 19. Click here to find out how attendees of the Certificate Program can register for the symposium for free!

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Your15Minutes Radio Network Improve your pitch! CEO is teaming up with Your15Minutes Radio Network to help you perfect your business pitch! This partnership allows student entrepreneurs to access a FREE, 3-part hands-on training program from industry professionals who will individually guide you on the steps to perfecting your interviewing skills, all while having the opportunity to share your story and venture in a live on-air interview on Young Moguls - The Making Of.... at the conclusion of your training! Contact to sign up for free, personalized coaching available only for CEO members! Download more details here.

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