Austin Harley has gotten used to the looks of trepidation on his customers’ faces when they step onto his deep-sea fishing boat and see the captain about to take them 60 miles out on the ocean is a relative youngster. But as one who grew up on the ocean and a veteran of many fishing […]
Broadly defined, social entrepreneurs are ambitious and persistent people who apply innovative solutions to solve a societal problem. Clemson University has a social entrepreneur in Katie Mruz, a freshman general engineering major and art minor from Greenville, S.C. In Katie’s case, though, you can add “creative” to “ambitious” and “persistent” when describing her approach to […]
John Hannon encourages his students to have collisions, because in his world they are a catalyst for learning. Hannon isn’t an engineering professor involved in crash-testing research. Rather, he’s leading the inaugural year of the College of Business and Behavioral Science’s entrepreneurial Living-Learning Community for students campus-wide. “Entrepreneurial development is the notion of random and […]
Devin Ashton Ostermann arrived at Clemson University in 2014 with her mind set on becoming a pharmacist. But as a sophomore this fall, she’s studying marketing and psychology – and the prescription for her career path has yet to be written. The Fredericksburg, Va., native’s change of course, in part, occurred when she started a […]
Matt Brown will be the first to tell you he’s no visionary. But he is an entrepreneur, and has been for some time. The Florence, S.C., native caught the entrepreneurial bug at an early age, growing up in the southeastern part of the state. His father, an assistant superintendent of Florence School District One, and […]
Soon-to-be Clemson MBA graduate Brittany Williams is serving double duty in preparing for a free gospel concert at Greenville’s Fluor Field, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. She’ll be singing and promoting, the latter of which is an entrepreneurial career path she has been preparing for at Clemson. Williams has been singing for nearly four years […]
CLEMSON, S.C. – As a successful entrepreneur now in his fourth career, Clemson alum Greg Smith knows a thing or two about reinventing himself. Now, Smith and nine other Clemson success stories have decided to help the next generation of students choosing similar paths, by putting their money where their hearts are – in helping […]
A Greenville “startup factory” that has helped launch two businesses based on Clemson University technology is looking for another promising product to take to market. Any students or faculty members who believe they have the next big breakthrough ought to contact Concepts to Companies, said one of the principals, John Warner. Concepts to Companies partners […]
A group of successful Clemson University alumni entrepreneurs from divergent industries and academic disciplines have united to form the Spiro Founder Society. Collectively, they are offering a $1.7 million dollar challenge pledge to the university’s Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership to inspire the next generation of Clemson entrepreneurs.
Clemson University Extension received a grant to launch a rural entrepreneurship program in Abbeville, McCormick and southern Anderson counties. The pilot program could be replicated across the state, providing businesses and prospective entrepreneurs with education, mentorship and consultation to ensure their ventures are successful. Additionally, Extension will work with communities to explore the creation of farmers markets or community kitchens where growers can package fresh produce, among other projects.
CLEMSON — What began as a Clemson University Design and Entrepreneurship Network (DEN) start-up and graduate research project is turning into a global business that could supply diabetics with the low-cost testing equipment they need to manage their blood sugar. The product, GlucoSense, is aimed at helping diabetics in developing countries and other “resource-poor settings” […]
With March Madness just around the corner, college hoops fans across the country are gearing up for NCAA basketball — a tournament that comes to life in the stands, among the buzz of the cheering crowd. Whether the passion is basketball, football, baseball, hockey or all of the above, watching a beloved team in person […]
Clemson University has been selected by the National Science Foundation-funded National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) to join the Pathways to Innovation Program.
Six Clemson University professors have been appointed as Arthur M. Spiro Institute Faculty Fellows and are charged with expanding entrepreneurial activity among students, staff and faculty at Clemson.
Clemson IDEAS — Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Among Students At Clemson University, students are encouraged to think BIG and BOLD! Nowhere is that more evident than in the students of the College of Business and Behavioral Science (CBBS). While CBBS students take part in a rigorous academic program, they also benefit from the college’s commitment to innovation […]