Where Students Become Entrepreneurs

@ Suffolk University









What is the Greenhorn Summit?

A one day conference for students filled with various panels, workshops, startup showcases, mentorship, office hours and a final pitch competition! Whether you are a student developing your own company or looking to become a part of the Boston startup ecosystem, the #GreenhornSummit will help you take that next step: c
ome meet your future co-founder or employer and see what other student founded startups are up to!

Why Attend?

Meet & Network

with like-minded students from other universities and Boston’s entrepreneurs and inverstors

Learn and Get Inspiration

from Boston’s best entrepreneurs and tech influencers on how to succeed in Boston’s startup environment

Showcase Your Startup

and gather feedback from peers, professionals and investors


through various workshops and mentorship opportunities

Win Prizes

through our Pitch Competition

Free Perks

Food and Beverage!

The Schedule

Main Room

9:00 – 9:30
Registration & Breakfast

9:30 – 9:45

9:45 – 10:45
Session 1: Under 30 Young Entrepreneurs Panel

 Once upon a time, they were student founders – today, they are established, recognized entrepreneurs.There is nothing like starting the day listening to the paths of young, inspiring, hard working, creative people! Draw from our Under 30 panelists’ experiences, learn from their mistakes and triumphs in this interactive session.

10:50 – 11:50
Session 2: How to Be a Student Founder: Resources

Being a student is the perfect time to start a company: free resources on campus and mentors galore, it’s the perfect incubator for developing your idea and company. When it comes time to transition outside of campus you’re lucky you’ve ended up in Boston: it’s no coincidence we were named ‘best city to launch a startup’ in 2016. Come hear how to found, accelerate fund and grow your startup from your campus to the world! Hear from our panel on why NOW is the time to be a student founder.

Jibran Malek

Jibran Malek

Senior Marketing Manager at MassChallenge

Lisette Tellez

Lisette Tellez

Managing Partner, DormRoom Fund

Sol Chen

Sol Chen

Co-Founder & CTO at Clara Health

Greg Affsa

Greg Affsa

Co-Founder, Gentoo & Previously Assistant Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Wentworth

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch & Startup Alley

Startups from universities accross the greater Boston area will be showcasing their companies. Chosen by their universities to represent them – they are the best student startups in the area!
Lunch Sponsored by:

1:00 – 1:30PM
EXPRESS YOURSELF FEARLESSLY. Get rid of stage fright! Energizer Session with Sound Leadership
Sound Leadership is ‘Music Thinking For Innovation’. In this energizing artistic short music workshop Sound Leadership will give you creative ways to bring out the leader and performer in you. Physical and emotional blockades on stage make startup pitches less convincing. Great presenters connect with their audience, they share their stories and have fun doing it! Here, you will unlearn stage fright by connecting with your peers on various creative levels. Together, you create a bold musical and visual statement that will amaze you and your peers.

1:30 – 2:45PM
Pitch Competition
Test your pitching skills with our Pitch Competition. Get the feedback you need with the glory & prizes you crave! Sign-up for this happens in the morning – you must attend the full day to participate and a few will be selected to participate.

After Party:
Suffolk Entrepreneurship Center hosts all attendees of the Greenhorn Summit to a fabulous after-party! 

Featured Rooms

Conference Room #5205

9:00 – 11:30AM

The Venture Fund For Students Run By Students

Office Hours
If you are a student founder, don’t miss the chance to speak with representatives from Dorm Room Fund and learn about:
– Fundraising & Scaling a Student-led Startup


Jason Krone
Partner at DRF
Lisette Tellez
Managing Partner at DRF
Mikal Khoso Hussain
Parner at DRF
The Classroom #5600

9:00AM – 11:00AM
Office Hours
TechGen is the bridge connecting New England’s best university students with its top healthcare and technology companies.

Join TechGen Director Sarah Case for office hours on:
– Working and Interning for Startups
– Career Planing Advice


Sarah Case


Associate Director at TechGen



11:00AM – 12:00PM


Office Hours


Sound Leadership uses musical storytelling and songwriting to bring out innovation and leadership skills





Think like a music creator. Develop your startup idea.


Artists like Sia and Lady Gaga are universally recognized as innovators. Their persistent and risk-taking exposure of novel artistic ideas set them and other music creators apart, embracing uncertainty as a prerequisite for lasting musical – and entrepreneurial – success. In this highly creative, interactive workshop, you immerse in a music creator’s approach to develop your startup idea and to deal with uncertainty in your journey as entrepreneur. Fully engage mind and senses to express your story. Fearlessly reflect what your startup does better than others. No music experience necessary.





Johannes Flecker
Founder and CEO at Sound Leadership

Abhijt Nath
at Sound Leadership

11:00 – 1:00

Office Hours
One more chance to interact with the Greenhorn Summit ’17 experts!
Sign up to get a 1-on-1 15 minute slot with our speakers right after their panel (sign up sheet will be available at the entrance of the event).

Jibran Malek, MassChallenge
Lisette Tellez, DormRoomFund
Sol Chen, Clara Health
Greg Affsa, Wentworth

The Study #5207

9:00AM – 12:00PM

Brainstorm Room
Join e-club representatives from various colleges in building the bridge for more cross-campuses collaboration through Greenhorn Connect!

Stay In MA Scholarship

Are you a full time student?
Attend the Greenhorn Summit FOR FREE through the StayInMA program. There are limited number of scholarship, so hurry up!
All you need to do is to apply and they will get you covered! 

Thanks to Our Sponsors and Partners



Suffolk University – 5th Floor
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Suffolk University

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