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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Brandon Brooks

A successful start to Global Entrepreneurship week, CofC alum Brandon Brooks spoke to a large group of students, professors, and visitors on November 13, 2017. He talked about his journey as both a musician and an entrepreneur, and how ICAT influenced his decision to start his company JYVE. Brooks inspired his audience to remain persistent, passionate, and to always believe in themselves and their ideas.

Congratulations to the 2017 Stuart M. Williams Impact Scholars!

Through an extensive application process, seven remarkable young undergrads were recently selected as Stuart M. Williams Impact Scholars. These students have strong desires to help change the world through Making A Profit While Making A Difference.

A huge congratulations is extended to Carlie Christenson, Mya Belden, Sofia Troya, Brandon Williams, Kionnie Epps, Catherine Hill, and Latosha Andrade. An additional thanks to Professor David Wyman, Professor Lancie Affonso, and MBA Candidate Kelly Muxworthy for the work they do to embed Impact Studies at the College of Charleston

The Second Annual Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs Summit was a Success!

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

More than 150 College of Charleston students, faculty and staff members, community members, professionals and industry experts filed into the Wells Fargo Auditorium on October 25th to attend the  Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs Summit. The event was organized in an effort to inspire entrepreneurs and raise awareness of the potential for innovation and economic expansion for women and by women. 

The Summit featured four dynamic female entrepreneurs  who spoke about their inspiring journeys and common struggles they see face present and future female entrepreneurs. The Summit also featured a pitch contest by four student entrepreneurs for a prize of $1,000.

Entrepreneurship Students Gain Food for Thought

On October 17th, a small group of College of Charleston professors, ENTR 445, and ELLC Honors students met with restaurant extraordinaire Michael Shemtov. Curator of Butcher & Bee, The Daily, The Workshop, and six other eateries, Shemtov discussed his journey after graduating from the Honors College at the College of Charleston. In addition, he gave the students advice about how to approach new business ventures and tackle big obstacles.

To read more about Michael, click here.

The Internet of Toys

On October 4th, Ms. Krissa Watry, co-founder and current CEO of Dynepic Incorporated, stopped by the Wells Fargo Auditorium at the College of Charleston’s School of Business to speak to an audience of students about her personal journey as an entrepreneur. She discussed her unique “commandments” for success in the business world, and gave students an idea of today’s markets.

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Tommy Baker Entrepreneur Hour - Wednesday, April 19, 2017 

Tommy Baker Hour

The Center for Entrepreneurship hosted  the 4th Annual Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Hour where successful entrepreneurs speak to the entrepreneurial mindset. This event is one of the annual highlights of the entrepreneurial calendar. It  was held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Auditorium and drew a packed standing room audience of 150 attendees. Tommy Baker served as the Moderator who drew witty and informative entrepreneurial lessons from his special guest, David "Buddy" Morgan, President & CEO of Litton Entertainment

The event also featured a one-minute pitch contest by the finalists for our Student Entrepreneur of the Year award. The finalists selected to present 1-minute pitches were:

Diana Deavor, Founder of Emotional Health Coaching
Eli Dent, Founder of Sidekik
Lauren Furey, Founder of Now We’re Cookin’
Charlotte Niemann, Founder of Food in the Air, LLC
Christian Ruppe, Co-founder of Monetto
Alan Thompson, Founder of Stingray Branding

The winner of the award and a prize of $1,000 was Eli Dent, Sidekick.

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