Theresa Milanesi’s Upstate cattle farm is entering its fourth year of operation, and the retired teacher has made just one sale and has few prospects for her next.
The idea of turning ice into “gold” has taken Josh Luetkemeyer ’15 from a globe-trotting marketing career with the Coca-Cola Company to Clemson University’s MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. Referred to by the initials MBAe, this unique academic program has been designed to attract spirited individualists who wish to thoroughly explore the entrepreneurial side […]
Fueled by boundless energy, innovative ideas, and a collaborative spirit, Catie Rabun ’08 has, in less than a year, helped set her hometown of Aiken, South Carolina on an economic growth trajectory that is transforming the city’s downtown from under-utilized to vibrant. Meandering through downtown Aiken, Rabun can feel the buzz of excitement — new […]
The College of Business and Behavioral Science is proud to announce the launch of the entrepreneurship living-learning community — Clemson IDEAS (Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Among Students). Clemson IDEAS is the university’s first living-learning community to incorporate entrepreneurship and open the experience to all Clemson University students who wish to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors while attending school. […]
CLEMSON — More than 125 participants attended last weekend’s 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers and product managers came together to launch startups. Beginning on Friday night, participants pitched ideas, formed teams, developed business plans and created basic prototypes. Participants who developed startups during the event had the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside […]
More than 45 competitors stepped into the ring to compete in the first Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership Pitch Smackdown event Friday.
The Pitch Smackdown is simple: On the day of the main event, participants have three minutes to give the most compelling “call to action” speech possible to a panel of judges.
The ideas and businesses that have been molded through the MBAe program thus far have been incredible. Take a look at where some of the students — and their businesses — from the past two classes are now.
GREENVILLE — Clemson University’s Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership presented alumni Joe Erwin and Greg Smith Innovative Spirit Awards at its recent gala. The Thursday night gala was the inaugural event in what will become an annual celebration honoring two alumni every year who exemplify the spirit of creativity and innovation in their chosen fields […]
Budding entrepreneurs in Clemson University’s MBA program now can turn to crowdfunding to finance their proposed ventures. The crowdfunding site www.clemsonideas.com, launched by Clemson’s MBA program and the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, is the first one established at a South Carolina college or university.
Breanne Przestrzelski, a graduate student in bioengineering, has just completed training to join the University Innovation Fellows, a national program that empowers engineering student leaders to foster increased entrepreneurial activity on their campuses.