(April 18, 2019) The Burgess New Venture Challenge (BNVC), an early-stage pitch competition bringing together Michigan State University student entrepreneurs and business leaders from across Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, announces the winners of its first annual contest. Last evening, fifteen Michigan State University student startups pitched their ideas to a panel of expert judges, competing for scholarship prizes totaling over $40k in scholarship funding.
(Poets & Quants, November 2018) Ken Szymusiak is live on the Poets and Quants podcast talking about Entrepreneurship at Michigan State University.
(MSU Today, November 20, 2018) Student highlight of BRITE Bites CEO, Brianna Makaric.
(MSU Today, November 14, 2018) The Princeton Review included Michigan State University on its list of top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation, cementing its position as an entrepreneurial hub and a leading institution for innovation.
(Martin Zwilling, startupprofessionals.com, October 28, 2018) A popular myth these days is that finishing college only dilutes your entrepreneurial instincts, and the best of the best, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out early to hasten their success. I agree with Robert E. Litan, former VP of research at the Kauffman Foundation, that these are exceptions to the rule, rather than a model to emulate.
(MSU Today, October 22, 2018) Michigan State University’s position as an entrepreneurship and innovation hub earned global accolades by the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, or GCEC.
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(Techstars Stories, August 21, 2018) It’s back to school time, founders! We can just smell the new books and excitement as students get ready for a new year. Why are we so excited about the new school year? Because we know that for some ambitious young people out there, this will be the year they start a company, inspired by some new problem that they see or learn about at school. It means new students at the proliferating entrepreneurial programs at universities around the world. It means more smart startups from more smart entrepreneurs — and we’ve gotta love that.
(Martin Zwilling, startupprofessionals.com, July 27, 2018) Creating a great investor pitch is probably more difficult for technical entrepreneurs than creating a great product pitch. But it’s critical to have one. Just as a great business can’t exist without a product, a great product won’t survive without a business to sell it. It’s up to you as an entrepreneur to create both, with the ability to pitch either one, to the right people.
(MSU HR SourceLIVE, December 7, 2017) This holiday season, give back to the MSU student community by purchasing your gifts from the Student Marketplace! The MSU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Student Marketplace was developed to showcase businesses run by MSU students who are beginning their journeys as young entrepreneurs. The idea behind the Marketplace was to create an online space where products made by students can be featured, with new products being added all the time!