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Praxis Academy 2019

Praxis Academy 2019

This summer the Griggs Center took a group of students to California for the annual Praxis Academy. Praxis is a “next generation entrepreneurial community pursuing redemptive action through business and nonprofits.”  This network of faith based entrepreneurs, study...

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Summer Renovations

Summer Renovations

Over the summer, the eHub - home of Wildcat Ventures and the Founders Club- received a much needed update to their office facilities. The eHub, located at the corner of ACU’s campus, has been home to Wildcat Ventures since its start in 2012, with an older house as the...

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Study Abroad in Asia 2019

Study Abroad in Asia 2019

This summer the Griggs Center took a group of students to Asia to learn and study entrepreneurship in a global context. Professor Jim Litton (Associate Professor and Director of the Griggs Center) and Professor Andy Little (Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of...

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Springboard Awards $15,000 to “2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream”

Carley and Matthew served as professors in the Abilene community for 38 and 20 years respectively. They bought Terry’s Ice Cream, located in Sweetwater, its equipment, building and recipes, and opened “2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream” in Abilene. In just a few months, the delicious gourmet ice cream and the supportive customer base helped 2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream gain rapid popularity.

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Startup Week Preparation: Our Top Five Networking Tips

With Startup Week on the horizon, having good networking skills will help you make the most of the week’s events. Making contact with a wide range of people across disciplines can open doors to new opportunities you didn’t know where there, and it’s often the...

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Griggs Center honored for outstanding student engagement

This past weekend, the Griggs Center received an award for Outstanding Student Engagement and Leadership at the annual conference of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, or GCEC. The award honors a center that “amplifies their impact by achieving high...

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Elevator Pitch 2016!

For prospective entrepreneurs here at ACU, don’t miss the chance to be a part of our Elevator Pitch competition during Startup Week. If you have an idea for a business you’d like to take to the next level, start writing a business plan and be prepared to present it to...

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