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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”

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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Griggs Center Recognized at the Deshpande Symposium

About the Award Earlier this summer, the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy received the Rising Star Award for Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship through the Deshpande Symposium Awards. This award recognizes an institution that...

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Startup Week is Here!

After months of preparation, we are proud to announce that it is finally Startup Week at ACU! We have over one hundred events running from today to Saturday, ranging from help writing business plans to networking events to service projects. If you’re interested in...

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$50k Distributed by Strategic Philanthropy Students

Expanding from a 1-hour honors colloquium last year, Strategic Philanthropy was offered as a 3-hour class this semester, led by Dr. Jim Orr. Created by Dr. Jim Litton and Dr. Jack Griggs in the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, the class offers...

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Tea Time in Dr. Lynn’s International Poverty and Development class

The purpose of the International Poverty and Development class from a business perspective is to explore low income economics and its challenges & assets for growth. This involves looking at poverty from economic, social, environmental, and theological...

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