Entrepreneurship is Alive and Well at Carroll

Friday, April 29, 2016

Students in Carroll’s Entrepreneurship program recently presented nine final products along with conceptual ideas that have been formulated over the course of the semester.  Eighteen students enrolled in the flagship one credit Entrepreneurship class that was offered this spring. 

In January, they held a kickoff event where Entrepreneur in Residence John McCarvel gave his expectations for the semester.  There were seven teams at the time that came with original ideas – many of which have been reformulated – resulting in nine final presentations on April 21. Throughout the semester, the students met weekly to hear inspiring presentations from successful entrepreneurs, the Small Business Association and to work independently with John McCarvel.  

The final projects ranged from a mobile payment application designed by computer science student Skylar Ittner to Big Skylines socks which were designed and developed by business students, Ty Irving and Joe Scout.  

All in all, the entrepreneurship course continues to be a worthy program which provides Carroll students with invaluable insight and exceptional mentorship from successful business people, such as John McCarvel, who are committed to our Carroll students.