Feb. 20, 2007
As part of Entrepreneurship Week USA, which is Feb. 24 through March 3, four students from Morningside College’s Entrepreneurship Group (E-Group) will present a panel discussion about their experiences in entrepreneurship education on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 11:45 a.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
The free event is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and is open to the public.
Tyler Childress, a sophomore from Alvord, Iowa, will discuss the business he developed utilizing e-Bay, an online marketplace for the sale of goods and services.
Grant Leavitt, a junior from Marcus, Iowa, will present information on how to write a one-page business plan and discuss his plans for development of a small carpet business.
Derek Nolan, a sophomore from Hawarden, Iowa, will discuss plans for an entrepreneurial “boot camp” slated for the fall 2007 semester. The boot camp will include information from marketing, financial, and legal experts on how to start a small business.
Samantha Wenger, a senior from Danbury, Iowa, and president of the E-Group, will define the group’s mission and role, present information on future events and activities, and inform students on how to become involved.
Morningside’s E-Group is a collection of students and faculty who are directly involved with management, marketing, accounting, and entrepreneurship. Its mission is to provide opportunities for educating students about entrepreneurship, help students develop leadership skills, and utilize Morningside’s Center for Entrepreneurship Education, a resource for students who are interested in owning a business.
Dr. Pam Mickelson, professor of business administration and economics, is director of the Center of Entrepreneurship Education and is faculty advisor for the E-Group.