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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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Elevator Pitch Tips From A 2015 Finalist (And Startup Week T-Shirts)

Startup Week 2016 With less than three weeks until the beginning of Startup Week, we wanted to give potential entrepreneurs some advice about the Elevator Pitch competition. We sat down with Andres Chavez, a senior accounting student, who participated in last year’s...

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CEO & Wildcat Ventures: Two-Time National Champions

CEO and Ventures sent a group of our student leaders to the CEO National Conference in Tampa, Florida and brought home two national awards – Outstanding Overall Chapter and Outstanding Chapter Business – for the second year in a row. Out of the 250 chapters across the...

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2016 CEO Networking Dinner

Join us on Monday, November 14th in the Hunter Welcome Center for CEO’s annual Networking Dinner. Dinner begins at 6:30 PM, with the opportunity to mingle with all the guests at 6:00 PM. You’ll get to sit down at dinner with an entrepreneur you’d like to get to know...

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