The Gift of Shared Space, Part 1
Some business owners think about growing revenue while others think of growing individuals. Greg Sloan (BBA Finance ’95, MBA Finance ’02) is a successful serial entrepreneur because he does both.
When Thomas founded DT Productions, the goal was to establish a creative space in theatre for African Americans to thrive. The venture also provides opportunities for upcoming producers, choreographers, and others interested in theatre, who may not have a chance to explore their interests otherwise.
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) provides a variety of classes to make the next generation of business leaders adaptable and creative. In ENI’s 3103 Business Model Validation class, undergraduate student, Princess Ogumgbuaja (B.I.S ’21), decided to move her hair extension service into new markets.
With finals being the only thing separating students from summer, it should be no surprise that excitement was high at the Spring 2019 H.J. Russell Center for Entrepreneurship (HJRCE) Business Model Competition. Seven qualifying students from ENI 3101 pitched their business ideas as the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.
Jeanine McDonald is a Social Entrepreneurship major expecting to graduate in Spring 2019. Her entrepreneurial spirit and desire to help people inspired her to launch her jewelry line, catered to women of color, with the purpose to affirm their faith and belief in their dreams.