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.
As a highly regarded professional in the world of electrical engineering research and teaching, Kumar Venayagamoorthy isn’t short on degrees. But the Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering thinks the one he will receive at Friday’s summer commencement may be a career game-changer for him, and […]
Michael LaPierre’s motivations for entering Clemson University’s MBAe program were unlike most of his cohorts. Then again, his life position is also very different from most students in the master’s entrepreneurial program. LaPierre has already successfully navigated corporate life, having 30 years of managerial experience in sales. In fact, it was the corporate world that […]
Putting classroom knowledge to work is an every-semester occurrence for candidates in Clemson University’s MBAe program. Successful business executives enrolled in Clemson’s part-time entrepreneurial master’s program, like Rick Seidman, are proof that properly executed classroom learning can add to the bottom line. “There is no question, the Clemson MBAe program has had a significant net-profit […]
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, […]
Social entrepreneurs Darryl McCune and Hugh G. Martin, and their budding not-for-profit, are enablers. Founded in 2013, CommunityCode’s mission is two-fold – to introduce students to the world of information technology, enabling them to excel personally and professionally, while addressing an identified shortage of minorities and females in computer science-related careers. “What CommunityCode does is […]
Derek Riker got off to a rough start with the canine world at an early age, but he’s made amends and now, he and fellow dog lover and business partner Zach Capps are staking their futures on Fido. “I was bitten in the butt by a really big dog when I was 10,” said Riker, […]
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 […]
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.