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Student Entrepreneur’s Fly Fishing Business Plan Hooks National Award

Student Entrepreneur’s Fly Fishing Business Plan Hooks National Award

Just 18 and still in in his first semester at the College of Charleston, freshman and South Carolina native Jesse Horine is already racking up accolades for his plan to create a lifestyle brand called SouthernFly.

15 October 2014 | 10:51 am Read More →
Startup Weekend Charleston: Where the Classroom Meets the Real World

Startup Weekend Charleston: Where the Classroom Meets the Real World

College of Charleston computer science students are joining designers and entrepreneurs to launch the next big product – in one weekend.

10 September 2014 | 9:29 am Read More →
6 Signs You’re Ready to be a Tech Entrepreneur

6 Signs You’re Ready to be a Tech Entrepreneur

Think you have what it takes to become the next tech billionaire? College of Charleston alumna Laura Willoughby ’98, who directs a tech incubator in Maryland, offers advice for wannabe tech entrepreneurs.

22 August 2014 | 10:47 am Read More →
Do’s and Don’ts of Launching a Startup with Fidelity Network Founders

Do’s and Don’ts of Launching a Startup with Fidelity Network Founders

Zachary Hanson ’10 and Diogo Duarte ’08 launched Fidelity Network app, or FiNe, and offer tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. One tip: don’t schedule a meeting just to ask an investor for money.

18 July 2014 | 9:48 am Read More →
Computer Science Major and Entrepreneur Secures $10 million for Anonymous Messaging App, Yik Yak

Computer Science Major and Entrepreneur Secures $10 million for Anonymous Messaging App, Yik Yak

College of Charleston rising junior Will Jamieson, along with Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, have raised $10 million in investor capital

30 June 2014 | 4:43 pm Read More →
How to Launch a Product One Year After You Graduate

How to Launch a Product One Year After You Graduate

Arianna Megaro ’13 has received patent approval and is in the manufacturing process for BlokRok, a new sunscreen applicator. She offers six tips for entrepreneurial college students.

16 June 2014 | 1:23 pm Read More →
One of the Hottest Food Trucks in the U.S. is Next to Campus – And Owned by an Alumnus

One of the Hottest Food Trucks in the U.S. is Next to Campus – And Owned by an Alumnus

Thai Phi graduated from the College’s MBA program in 2012. Less than a year later, he launched Pink Bellies Vietnamese Kitchen, now recognized by Eater as one of the hottest in the country.

12 June 2014 | 9:20 am Read More →
I Want Your Job: Entrepreneur

I Want Your Job: Entrepreneur

Why launch just one record label when you can successfully launch a bunch of companies? College of Charleston alumnus Ian Wheeler ’05 has made a name for himself in the New York City music industry by jumping in feet first.

7 May 2014 | 9:43 am Read More →