Five MSU students have been chosen to attend the prestigious Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES) e-Bootcamp, April 17-20, 2014.
Victoria Bujny, a College of Communication Arts and Sciences senior studying advertising; Derek Debiak, a James Madison College senior studying political economy; Jerry Hendrix, a College of Social Science Senior studying economics; Zack Hoyle, a College of Engineering graduate student studying mechanical engineering and Usman Majeed, an College of Engineering senior studying computer science are all members of The Hatch at MSU. The Hatch is a co-working space in East Lansing, Mich. for college students, which are prospective, creative, and innovative entrepreneurs, to develop their business ideas.


“This is the first time MSU students have attended this conference,” Paul Jaques, director of Student and Community Engagement for Spartan Innovations, said. “The competition is very stiff for being accepted to attend this bootcamp, as they are looking for the best and brightest college student entrepreneurs from around the world. I am proud of the work these students are doing at The Hatch and consider it a fantastic opportunity for them to rub elbows with their entrepreneurial peers at this important event.”


The BASES e-Bootcamp is an intensive international conference held annually at Stanford University for student entrepreneurs. The goal of this event is to educate participants by providing them with insider information from Silicon Valley companies and providing a forum where peers can meet and create lasting relationships.


Students participating in the e-Bootcamp will go on a tour of local start-up companies, attend pitching and improv workshops, view marketing initiatives, hear from specialized panels and participate in mentoring sessions with high profile sponsors and partners. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their products in a competitive environment through a product showcase and pitch competition, attended by investors and Silicon Valley executives.