Princeton Entrepreneurship Council expands its reach

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

The Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC), the advisory and coordinating body on entrepreneurship programs at the University, engages the Princeton entrepreneurial ecosystem through educational programming, mentoring and funding.

Programs include:

Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

PEC led the development of the new Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs space, with a focus on designing collaborative spaces for a variety of tenants, educational programming and networking events.

Princeton’s Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund

This program has invested in 30 startups founded by early-career Princeton graduates. The AEF portfolio includes a wide range of industries, from clean energy to social enterprises to digital health. AEF has also expanded its educational programming and mentoring to further support the portfolio company founders.

OfficeHours

OfficeHours, PEC’s alumni mentoring platform for startup founders in commercial ventures and social enterprises, now also includes mentoring in arts entrepreneurship through a collaboration with the Lewis Center for the Arts.

VC Startup Roadshow

Four of eight top-tier alumni startups selected to attend PEC’s Princeton VC Startup Roadshow received financing from curated introductions to premier Bay Area VC firms at the Roadshow. The Roadshow moves to New York City in 2018 and to Boston in 2019.

TigerTalks in the City

PEC’s popular TigerTalks in the City program, the faculty- alumni panel discussion series bringing cutting-edge research from on campus to alumni in New York City, now includes California. Upcoming TigerTalks are also planned for Chicago and Boston.

Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference

The next Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference, engaging alumni across a range of entrepreneurial areas from biotech and life sciences to social enterprises, sports and arts entrepreneurship, is slated for Silicon Valley in spring 2019.

Collaborations with Alumni Groups

PEC has also expanded its collaborations with alumni groups such as the newly formed Princeton Alumni Angels investment and networking group in California and New York, longtime volunteer organization Princeton Entrepreneurs’ Network, as well as numerous regional and affinity alumni associations.

“Engage with the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council as we expand our mentoring, funding and educational programming. Together we are creating value by connecting people and resources within our communities.”
-Anne-Marie Maman, Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

For more information, contact Anne-Marie at amaman@princeton.edu or 609-258-4499.

Keep up-to-date on PEC events and Princeton entrepreneurship news at entrepreneurs.princeton.edu.