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Samia Islam, a professor of economics at Boise State, to speak about "Our Great Recession"

Samia Islam

Samia Islam

November’s Fettuccine Forum will feature two local economists and their take on “Our Great Recession.”

David Eberle, Boise city councilman and economist, will host the discussion with Samia Islam, a professor of economics at Boise State, on Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Rose Room at 718 W. Idaho Street in downtown Boise. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the presentation at 5:30 p.m. Free appetizers will be served and fettuccine will be available for $6, catered by Life’s Kitchen. (more…)

Business Plan Challenge

Teams have 15 minutes for presentation of business plan, up to 20 minutes for Q&A.

Extended Deadline: Written business plans due by Friday November 13, 2009.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for undergraduate and graduate teams

This competition is open to all Boise State University Students.

Location: Student Union Building, Boise State University

For more information visit the Center for Entrepreneurship website.

Elevator Pitch Competition

Do you have an idea for a new product or service? An idea for a new business concept?

Do you want a chance to pitch your idea to entrepreneurs, investors and people who can help you make it happen?

Do you want to win money for your idea?

If so, the Boise State Elevator Pitch is for you!

You have 2 minutes to present your idea for a new product, service or business concept. What is the problem? How do you solve it? What do you need to make it happen?

Pitch your idea to a group of entrepreneurs, investors, and others who can help.

Award categories include: “Best Overall Elevator Pitch,” “Most Viable Idea Pitch,” ” Best Green/Sustainable Idea Pitch” and “Best Technology Idea Pitch.” Enter your idea today!

Over $1,500 in awards! Each category will award 1st Prize ($250), 2nd Prize ($100) and 3rd Prize ($50).

This competition is open to ALL Boise State University Students.

Location: Student Union Building, Boise State University

For more information visit the Center for Entrepreneurship Website.

Fall 09 Student Spotlights

Congratulations to the following students for being selected for the Fall 2009 Student Spotlight.

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Half-Million Dollar Gift to Help Fund New COBE Building

checkPresentation []Boise State University has received a $500,000 commitment from a local business owner, John D. Jackson, to help construct the new College of Business and Economics building. (more…)

Brandt Lecture to be Rebroadcast on KTVB

The Oct. 19 Brandt Lecture by David Walker — chief auditor for the U.S. government until 2008 — will be broadcast at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, on KTVB Channel 7, and then replayed seven times on 24/7, KTVB’s cable station. (more…)

‘Lessons from Alumni’ Event Connects Students and Alums

The College of Business and Economics hosted its third annual Lessons from Alumni events Oct. 14-16. More than 200 business and community leaders and students attended the kick-off breakfast in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom. (more…)