Larry Blackwell has left an indelible mark on the upstate as a business leader and mentor to entrepreneurs who have fueled the regional economy as leaders of their own ventures. For his many accomplishments, Blackwell ’71 has been named the recipient of Clemson University’s 2017 Innovative Spirit Award. The recognition is bestowed by the Arthur […]
Clemson University’s MBA Program is strengthening its focus on innovation and entrepreneurship by expanding its lunchtime Innovative Leadership Series on Fridays. The next guest speaker in the series will be entrepreneur and angel investor Tony Philipp on Friday, April 7, noon-1:30 p.m., at Greenville ONE. “The Innovative Leadership Series is one more way Clemson’s MBA […]
While many college students are sunning themselves on beaches in late March, 23 Clemson University scholars will be exposed to the Land of the Rising Sun during spring break, thanks to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Leaders of small to mid-sized companies across the Upstate and Lowcountry can learn proven best practices and contemporary business principles behind success by enrolling in Clemson University’s Spiro Sessions, a non-degree professional development program. Through the Clemson College of Business Center for Corporate Learning, eight evening sessions will be held at the Lowcountry Graduate Center […]
Technology’s role in sports is creating an array of career opportunities, and Clemson University’s College of Business and Department of Athletics are tapping that phenomenon as a teaching moment for students across all educational disciplines. Technology Entrepreneurship in Sports is a new class being offered to all majors this semester through the Arthur M. Spiro […]
The combined resources of the MBA program and the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership are delivering real-world business lessons to Clemson University classrooms across all educational disciplines on campus. The MBA program in Greenville is leveraging its connections in innovation and corporate circles to assist the Spiro Institute in launching an Executive Experience […]
Seth Jordan’s life direction has been shaped by two events – 9/11, which compelled him to serve his country, and the loss of fellow U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. Both tragedies have led the 2000 Clemson University marketing graduate on his life’s mission that no fallen warrior will be forgotten. Borne out of those tragedies was […]
Recent MBAe graduate Melissa Clampitt is locked and loaded on filling a void for the fastest- growing segment in the gun industry. The niche she has her sights set on is comprised of nearly 28 million women gun owners in the U.S., 42 percent of which hold concealed carry licenses in their states. Personal safety […]
Kevin Gemas was an early adopter of the entrepreneurial mindset. The 1985 Clemson graduate, and member of the ’81 national championship football team, received a business degree in administrative management. Then, after a football coaching stint, he pursued an entrepreneurial career path ahead of its time. “I owe a lot to my education at Clemson, […]
Budding entrepreneurs recently presented their ideas for the next best thing in smartphone apps, medical devices and water disinfection at the third annual Pitch Smackdown sponsored by the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Clemson University College of Business.
Valuable lessons can be learned by walking in someone else’s shoes. That’s essentially what the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership is enabling Clemson students to do with its recently launched job shadowing program. “This summer, nearly 15 undergraduates were given the opportunity to walk in the shoes of Spiro board members and Clemson […]
Clemson University undergraduates and faculty wanting to accelerate their business ideas from a vision to reality now have access to a business incubator in downtown Clemson.
Christian Williams has designs on a future that taps into her entrepreneurial interests and creative talents. And the Clemson University senior majoring in architecture spent the summer immersed in research on how to bring her ideas to market. Christian’s idea was spawned by an assignment in one of her architecture classes. “We were required to […]
Michelle Higdon has parlayed a love of her life into a career that is helping businesses – and animals – grow. And the lessons she’s learned on her professional journey are helping budding entrepreneurs grow through her advisory board role with Clemson University’s Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. “I’m the daughter of a […]
Chris Harrigan is a free-spirited entrepreneur who aims to raise the bar on the quality of alcoholic drinks. An MBA graduate of Clemson University, Harrigan has launched “Beyond Barrels™,” a business that enables the aging of spirits to continue at home what was started in the distilling process. And through four years of trial and error, […]