Hiram College

Five Hiram students will get the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of entrepreneurship and business next week.

Dan Fakhoury ‘13, Adam Miller ‘13, Sydney Vore ‘11, Nicole Spencer ‘11 and Kara Vantaggi ‘12 will be traveling to Baldwin-Wallace College for the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium’s (EEC) “Entrepreneurship Immersion Week” (EIW) which takes place Sunday, August 8 through Friday, August 13. Kay Molkentin, director of the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship, will be traveling with the students and advising them throughout the week.

EIW is an event where students spend the week going to academic sessions, participating in breakout sessions and networking with students from eight other area universities – Baldwin-Wallace, Kent State University, John Carroll University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Akron, Ashland University and Lake Erie College. Participants will also network with entrepreneurs and other prominent members of the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurship community. Students will explore business ideas, innovation and creativity. They will be introduced to the skills necessary to develop a new business concept and apply these skills in a team-based project. The experiences students will have will enhance their business insight and give them a great talking point in interviews and on job applications.

This is also an opportunity for the students to enhance or develop a business concept that they may have. They will work in teams to develop a business idea. At the end of the week, the students representing each school will present their concept to a panel of judges. The winning team will be awarded a package consisting of cash and gifts for their future.

The winning group of students will also be offered some of the resources to help make their business concept a reality. The EEC is attempting to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the area and is creating an environment in which the winning team can pursue their endeavor.

For more information visit the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship’s website or the ECC’s website.