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2019 Impact X Demo Day Winner 


Congratulations Dr. Wyman and Dr. Desplaces!

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2019 Student Entrepreneur of the Year: Jose Chiriboga!

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Tommy Baker Seminar's 2019 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Class Award

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April 2019 Tommy Baker Hour: Featuring Michael Bennett

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April 10th Speaker of the Week: Alissa & Marc Zera

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April 3rd Speaker of the Week: Jeff Hudson & Panel

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March 13th Speaker of the Week: Daniel Fillion

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February 27th Speaker of the Week: Tom Burger

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February 20th Speaker of the Week: Tyler Gilliam 

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February 13th Speaker of the Week: Ryan Eleuteri

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January 30th Speaker of the Week: Derek Snook

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January 23rd Speaker of the Week: Jennifer Garr

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January 16th Speaker of the Week: Krissa Watry

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Congratulations to the 2018 Student Entrepreneur of the Year: Chad Ross!

The Center for Entrepreneurship recieved 26 applications for the 2018 Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Through a selective application process, seven were chosen to present their businesses at the Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Hour in the Wells Fargo Auditorium on April 4, 2018. The winner Chad Ross received $1,000. Chad is the founder and CEO of Chuck Waters apparel, a lifestyle brand geared towards positively impacting the world. A portion of the proceeds goes to a selected charity of the month. He created this business while undertaking a strict academic program. Additionally, Chad is working with a small group of students to create a tech startup, ImpactCents, as a part of their ImpactX (formerly known as ICAT) project.


Impact Day Presented by the College of Charleston School of Business and In Place Impact

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 11 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. | The Beatty Center at the College of Charleston and the Gaillard Center
aAccording to impact investment expert Stuart Williams — founder and chairman of In Place Impact — people who innovate solutions for humanity and the planet will have the greatest wealth accumulation over the next 50 years.
As a continuation of its ongoing commitment to sustainability literacy, the College of Charleston School of Business has partnered with In Place Impact to host the first-ever Impact Day. Part of a larger movement to help Charleston become a hub for businesses purposed to make a difference while making a profit, the day-long affair gave Charlestonians the opportunity to meet, discuss and learn from the world’s leading impact entrepreneurs who share Williams’ vision for the future.
The day consisted of events that enriched participants’ knowledge of impact investing and highlighted the role the College of Charleston School of Business is playing in creating the next wave of impact entrepreneurs.
In a keynote event, philanthropic leaders Darla Moore and Anita Zucker came together publicly for the first time to discuss impact investing during a fireside chat.
The event was a success! All proceeds benefitted the College of Charleston Foundation to support Impact focused studies including Impact Investing, Impact Entrepreneurship, Impact Management and Impact Measurement.   


2018 D.E.M.O.S. Final Pitch Competition was a SUCCESS!

Congratulations to our first-place winner Carter Weston!


To learn more about D.E.M.O.S., click here.


Dr. Cindi May: Advantages of Universal Design and D.E.M.O.S. 

On November 27, the entrepreneurship classes at the College of Charleston participated in a Universal Design workshop led by Dr. Cindi May. A professor of psychology at the College and an advocate of inclusive educational and social settings for people with and without disabilities, Dr. May discussed how combining disability and entrepreneurship can create models of success.

As part of the workshop she led, students were paired into groups and asked to come up with solutions for different challenges. The purpose of this activity was to prepare students for the D.E.M.O.S. (Disability and Entrepreneurship: Models of Success) Pitch Contest on December 4th at 2:00pm in the Wells Fargo Auditorium.


Check out some of our upcoming events that will take place during 2018!

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