Kai Entrepreneurship (or Kai for short) is based out of Wesleyan University in Middletown CT. We're a completely student run 501(c)(3) non-profit (in formation) organization that coordinates and supports educational resources to create programs and highlight existing programs that promote openness, inclusion, and community in tech and social entrepreneurship. Our focus on these principles springs from the troubling lack of diversity in the current entrepreneurship world and the technology industry overall, and we see college as an ideal time to encourage people of all interests and backgrounds to get involved. Programs are run by the executive team, more information about program leadership and structure can be found here.
Kai Wesleyan Trips
The Kai Entrepreneurship Wesleyan trips give an opportunity to some of Wesleyan’s most involved students to talk to entrepreneurs and tech employees. From startups to corporations, students visit some of the most interesting companies in tech and social entrepreneurship. More Info
Kai Speaker Series
The Kai Entrepreneurship Speaker Series brings in entrepreneurs and investors from around the country to the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, CT. The series strives to bring in a diverse group of individuals that are making a positive impact in the world and are leaders of their field. More Info
Kai Fellows are members of a community of entrepreneurs (in all senses of the word) that support and help one another with their projects and believe in Kai's mission. Members contribute monthly with their time and support and in return get access to additional resources for their startup projects, entrepreneurial case studies, and student groups. More Info
Innovation Through Design Thinking
This for-credit student forum started by Mika Reyes, Shirley Fang, and Mia Deng teaches students how to understand, experience, and build using the design thinking methodology. The first year was a huge success and the class has been renewed for Spring 2016. More Info
Hackathon + Designathon
Bi-annual hackathon and designation open to students of all majors and backgrounds. Students spend the weekend drafting and building solutions to problems that matter, while tireless mentors and great food keep everyone motivated! Link coming soon.
Wesleyan Startup Weekend
A 54-hour event for amateurs, experts, and everyone in between to share ideas, form teams, build products, and create startups open to the general public. Kai Entrepreneurship is co-organizing this event with Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Metro Hartford Alliance, Entrepreneurship Foundation, and Independent Software. More Info.
Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society
The Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society was forged in 2012 to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit at Wesleyan by providing its members the necessary skills, resources and support to ideate, innovate, and change the world. The society aims to become the place for students who share a common interest in generating change and/or honing their entrepreneurial skills to congregate on-campus through weekly lecture series and hands-on workshops.
Stay current with all that's happening with Kai Entrepreneurship Wesleyan. We have events and programs all year long (including summer and breaks) that engage Wesleyan students, alumni, and friends in tech and entrepreneurship.