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.
ENI had the opportunity to interview Daniel Hadgu, a senior at Georgia State who’s on track to graduate in December 2020. He is a Finance major and has made it his priority to be a dedicated, forward-thinking student and leader, as he is a first-generation college student along with being an entrepreneur. He is currently interning at Valor Ventures, a venture capital fund headquartered in Atlanta.
For the third consecutive year, a Georgia State University team has placed within the top 25 undergraduate teams at e-Fest and the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge. The team representing Georgia State University for the 2020 e-Fest is Ethiopay.
Hungry for business? Aziz Hashim Professor of Franchise Entrepreneurship at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, Ben Lawrence, Ph.D., discusses private equity and how a franchise can become too big for its founders.
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.
On February 28, 2019, Georgia State University hosted entrepreneur and investor Nathalie Molina Niño as featured guest for the Distinguished Speaker Series. This program was a collaboration between the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI), the H.J. Russell Center for Entrepreneurship (HJRCE) and Spotlight Programs Board.
When Robinson College of Business alum Brandon Black (B.B.A. Finance ‘15 and M.S. Finance ‘17) took Corporate Finance taught by Genna Brown in undergrad, he didn’t expect for their relationship to go far beyond the classroom. Brandon and his former professor teamed up to co-found a fundraising platform that gives proceeds from product and service sales to other nonprofits, called GIVIN.
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.
People often refer to Atlanta as “Hotlanta” or “The ‘A’”, but in the world of Fintech, the city’s nickname is “Transaction Alley”. Seven out of 10 transactions flow through Atlanta–with 50 billion transactions per year and grossing 80 billion dollars in revenue.