Entrepreneurship advices

The entrepreneur were given advice about techniques about their new business plan.

Business presentation

This is the time when students present their business ideas to the public.

Business presentation

This is the perfect time to build your network and spread your idea to your target audience.

Creative presentation

If you want to reach an audience you better be creative!.

Spread the word

Students talk about their ideas, being shy is not an option!.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#MadeInMuscatine -- 4th Annual Muscatine Entrepreneurship Exposition (E-Day)








#MadeInMuscatine is the theme for the 4th Annual Muscatine Entrepreneurship Exposition (E-Day) which expands to two days this year featuring local and regional entrepreneurs as keynote speakers.  The event is set for May 5 and 6, 2015.
Douglas Buster, President of Fabricators Plus, will kick off the 4th Annual Muscatine Entrepreneurship Exposition on Tuesday May 5th in the Founder’s Forum – a student, invitation-only event to be held at the Muscatine History and Industry Center. 
Fabricators Plus is a single source, full service provider of custom metal fabricated products and a contract manufacturer serving customers in Iowa and the Midwest for over 10 years.

Daniel Nietzel, Founder/Inventor/President of Fighting Chance Solutions is also scheduled to tell students his company’s startup story.
Fighting Chance Solutions (FCS) was formed when educator Nietzel conceived an idea to help protect students and teachers in an active shooter or violent intruder scenario in a school by securing the door closer arm found on most classroom doors. Often in schools, classrooms only lock from the outside, forcing a teacher into the line of fire to secure the room. Nietzel and his co-founders created The Sleeve and began marketing it to schools and companies throughout the world in June 2014.

Both Fabricators Plus and Fighting Chance Solutions are Muscatine companies.
Nate Kaeding, former University of Iowa & National Football League star and Serial Entrepreneur is the scheduled capstone speaker for the event on Wednesday, May 6th.  Kaeding will share his insights on how leadership, the creative mindset and a ‘can-do’ attitude are key ingredients to entrepreneurial success. He is a Founding Partner in Shorts Burger & Shine Restaurant, Tailgate (brick & mortar retail store), and Pullman Bar & Diner.  
In addition to keynote addresses, student e-speed networking activities and conversations with entrepreneurs, the event features on Wednesday, May 6th the E-Challenge Networking Reception & Entrepreneur Challenge Exhibits to be held in Strahan Hall at Muscatine Community College.

Following his keynote address, Kaeding will help announce the winner of the 4th Annual E-Challenge Business Pitch Competition to end the 2-day Entrepreneurship Exposition.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

When the deadline is looming ... true entrepreneurs have no fear!

Having just returned home from MCC and the E-Center where a team of 5 student entrepreneurs burned the midnight (well almost) oil, I can't help but write a brief note about initiative, drive and entrepreneurship.

I was sharing with my son on the way home that we had people from 4 different continents working on E-Day stuff tonight.  These five particular students come to this community, college, and country with a thirst to learn, grow and experience everything they possibly can. And from where I sit, it's awesome to see the drive they each possess.  As their teacher, I love it that I don't 'teach' anything ... it's a blast to be able to offer direction and sit back and watch them make things happen!  And that my friends, is the essence of entrepreneurship!

It is my pleasure to be their 'teacher'!

~~ Jim E., Muscatine Community College Marketing, Management & Entrepreneurship Professor.

Directions

Directions









The Entrepreneurial event would take place in Muscatine History and Industrial Center Home of the pearl button Museum.

The directions are given from Muscatine community college 152 Colorado St,  to 117 West 2nd St 


For more information you can contact Muscatine History and Industry center at
563 263 1052 or visit them on the web at www.muscatinehistory.org

Monday, April 28, 2014

From Bakers, Bloogers to Bugs ... or is it Beauty and the Beasts?

Bloggers, bug killers, pizza bakers and more will coach students during the E-SPEED ROUNDTABLE WORKSHOPS this Thursday at the 3rd Annual E-Day, officially known as the Muscatine Entrepreneurship Exposition.

Local entrepreneurs and business owners will meet face-to-face with Muscatine Community College and area High School students to explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of starting and managing a business.

Entrpereneurs slated to participate in the E-SPEED ROUNDTABLE event include:

  • Gisele Goodwin, founder and CEO of Giyupi.com a Beauty & Fashion Blog
  • Liz Curtiss, owner of Curtis Pest Control
  • Mary Wildermuth, Executive Director of the Muscatine History & Industry Center
  • Sam Vitale, restaurateur and owner of Francesca & Salvatore Vitale's Italian Restaurant
Students should come prepared to ask these experienced business people anything they think they need to know to start their business.  You'll get 10 minutes with each, so make it a rapid fire Q&A!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

#madeinmuscatine 4th Annual E-Day (Muscatine Entrepreneuship Expostion)



The 4th Annual E-Day is sure to be an awesome event for college and high school students as well as the entire entrepreneurial community in Muscatine.




Invitation Only day-time events will be hosted at the Musctine History and Industry Center in downtown Muscatine. Muscatine Community College and area High School Students will meet face-to-face with Muscatine CEOs for a day filled with networking, learning and exploring exciting new adventures in entrepreneurship.






STARTUP FOUNDERS FORUM  
(@Muscatine History & Industry Center)
TUESDAY, MAY 5  (Student, Invitation-Only Event)

10:00AM -- Douglas Buster, President of Fabricators Plusa single source, full service provider of custom metal fabricated products and a contract manufacturer serving customers in Iowa and the Midwest for over 10 years.

11:30AM -- STARTUP HISTORY IN MUSCATINE
Student teams explore the Muscatine History & Industry Center Museum competing for awesome prizes!

LUNCH

1:00PM -- Daniel Nietzel, Founder/Inventor/President of Fighting Chance Solutions, 
Fighting Chance Solutions (FCS) was formed when educator Nietzel conceived an idea to help protect students and teachers in an active shooter or violent intruder scenario in a school by securing the door closer arm found on most classroom doors. Often in schools, classrooms only lock from the outside, forcing a teacher into the line of fire to secure the room. Nietzel and his co-founders created The Sleeve and began marketing it to schools and companies throughout the world in June 2014.


1:45PM -- E-SPEED ROUNDTABLE WORKSHOPS 
Students and local entrepreneurs meet face-to-face to explore the challenges each small business owner encounters every day.





STARTUP CHALLENGE EXPO (@Muscatine Community College)
TUESDAY, MAY 6                          
PUBLIC WELCOME!

5:00 PM -- E-CHALLENGE NETWORKING RECEPTION  
Meet Muscatine's budding entrepreneurs and hear their great startup ideas.

6:30PM --  E-CHALLENGE BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION
Five finalists will pitch their ideas to the assembled audience and a 'shark tank'-style panel of local entrepreneurs.

7:15 PM -- NATE KAEDING:  Former Iowa Hawkey, NFL Star and
Serial Entrepreneur  Startup Strong with Leadership, the Creative Mindset and a 'Can-Do' Attitude  

7:45 PM -- E-CHALLENGE BUSINESS PITCH WINNER ANNOUNCED


Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 E-DAY INVITATION

2014 E-DAY INVITATION


Check out this video!, it's our big invitation to this important event.
Are you ready to go with us into this amazing journey, and discover new entrepreneur students and business plans...

Remember the event's date is May 1st 2014.


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