The Business of Innovation Pawdcast connects listeners with leading entrepreneurs and innovators who share their stories of bridging the gap between creative ideas and gaining business results. Each episode introduces leaders, entrepreneurs and educators who offer real-world advice and enlightening conversations about their career journeys.
Kyle Hackel had already been running The Big E in Gaffney for about eight months when he saw a billboard advertising Clemson’s MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation program. He had already found some success with Big E, a one-stop entertainment complex that houses an eight-screen movie theater, a 16-lane bowling alley, laser tag, a mini […]
This Tiger's Clemson journey began while she was a graduate student. Today, she uses what she's learned to connect, empower and inspire Clemson MBA students. Her inspiration comes from the positive impacts her students make in their communities.
Richie Parker can’t shake your hand, but that won’t stop him from endearing himself to you the minute you meet. When you get to know him, and see the things he’s accomplished in his young life, you can’t imagine him being any other way.
Brian Stearns and Cory Bridges forged a friendship and launched a business while studying how to start one in Clemson University’s MBAe program. Today, the pair, and their start-up, RingoFire, appear to be on a fast track to delivering digital marketing solutions to small businesses in the Upstate, and beyond. “We actually received emails from […]
When Danay Radovic emigrated from Cuba at the age of 10, her family arrived in the U.S. with pocket change, knew little English, but had plenty of hope. Today, the soon-to-be MBAe graduate of Clemson University is turning that hope into opportunity. Radovic’s presentation on her employment recruiting software recently won a shark tank-like competition […]
Whether it’s turning around a distressed retail property or innovating a manufacturing process, working professionals continue to reap rewards from Clemson University’s part-time MBAe program. Graduating students in the Masters of Business Administration in entrepreneurship and innovation program showcased their business accomplishments in recent “Innovation at Work” presentations at Greenville ONE. “Innovation at Work is […]
To no one’s surprise, the MBA Student Association has been very businesslike in its approach to growing participation in the organization, and it’s been noticed. Recently, Student Affairs named the MBASA the most improved graduate student association on campus. That accomplishment was a result of a group of students executing on a strategic plan that […]
Jessica Cokins ’06 sees light at the end of the tunnel, and it isn’t a train. The wife, mother of two, full-time employee and part-time student is nearing the end of a 2 ½ year journey of multi-tasking, candle-light studies, late dinners and an occasional date night with her husband. The Charleston native’s reward is […]
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 […]
When Terry Green Jr. received his MBAe from Clemson in 2014, little did the Anderson native know he’d be building mosquito traps in Colombia and working to elevate that country’s global stature in producing cacao beans for chocolate. But that’s where a five-year stint in the Peace Corps has led Green. And although the aspiring […]
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 […]
Katrina Meeks is following in her daughter’s footsteps today, a path she would have chosen had circumstances been different when she was considering college choices years ago. Daughter Courtney is in her second year of the MBA program at Clemson University, where she earned an undergraduate degree as well. “I originally wasn’t going to attend […]
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.