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Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture with Paul English

Paul English, cofounder and chief technology officer at KAYAK, was on campus Apr. 12 to speak at the inaugural Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture Series. He discussed his career as an entrepreneur and his path to forming one of the largest travel sites on the web.

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$100K Business Plan Competition

The seventh annual $100K Business Plan Competition, sponsored by Tufts Gordon Institute, was held April 6 at the Aidekman Arts Center. The 11 business plan competition finalists pitched their business plans to a panel of judges. Six teams competed in the classic competition, and five in the social entrepreneurship competition. Teams included alumni, graduate and undergraduate students from AS&E and The Fletcher School.

We live-tweeted the presentations from the classic competition.

Congratulations to the winners!

  • Roof for Two in the classic competition
  • Sanergy in the social entrepreneurship competition

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Lyon and Bendheim Alumni Lecture: Michael Granoff, A91

On Feb. 9, Tufts welcomed back Mike Granoff, A91, to speak at this spring’s Lyon and Bendheim Alumni Lecture, “2011: The Year Israel Begins to Lead the World in an Oil-Free Future.”

Granoff is head of oil independence policies for Better Place, a company that aims to reduce the world’s dependency on petroleum by providing the services and networks – such as battery switch stations and charge spots – necessary to support electric vehicles. Granoff works with governments and industry to generate support and provide a policy framework to enable countries to covert from gas to electric powered cars. The company currently operates in Israel, Denmark, Australia and China.

The lecture was hosted by the Tufts University Alumni Association, Tufts Hillel, and Tufts Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

Watch video from the event.

You can also check out our profile of Granoff from April 2009.

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