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JingleFest features shops by student entrepreneurs at the IDEA Bank on Thursday evening

JingleFest opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy.

JingleFest opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy.

Some 20 student vendors will open up shop Thursday, Dec. 1 at the IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy for JingleFest Holiday Market.

Launched last year by student entrepreneurs Hannah Dinkle and Arthur Penn, JingleFest showcases student-owned businesses and products. Most of those students are involved in the Sorrell College of Business’ Troy…

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Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off with “Pitch with Confidence” seminar from author of “You Can’t Fry Chicken in 8 Minutes”

Kicking off its Global Entrepreneurship Week, the IDEA Bank hosted the “Pitch with Confidence” by Patrick George.

Kicking off its Global Entrepreneurship Week, the IDEA Bank hosted the “Pitch with Confidence” by Patrick George.

Kicking off its Global Entrepreneurship Week, the IDEA Bank hosted the “Pitch with Confidence” event. Speaker Patrick George taught attendees how to make an effective business pitch.

Patrick George

From detailing his long journey as a professional public speaker to giving step-by-step tips for a convincing pitch, George gave those at the event plenty to…

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USDA grant will allow food entrepreneurs to gain knowledge, skills for success

A $58,000 grant will help spur food entrepreneurship in the Wiregrass.

A $58,000 grant will help spur food entrepreneurship in the Wiregrass.

A $58,000-plus grant from the USDA will help Troy University’s Small Business Development Center and the Sorrell College of Business provide bootcamps for food entrepreneurs and farm-to-retail entrepreneurs.

The SBDC Rural Outreach Food Venture Program will reach up to 20 participants each in two 12-week workshops. The SBDC at TROY covers a 10-county area that…

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Entrepreneurship Summer Camp teaches basics of business, awards TROY scholarship to competition winner

Emily Stokes was the winner of the business plan competition and $2,000 TROY scholarship.

Emily Stokes was the winner of the business plan competition and $2,000 TROY scholarship.

Six high school students spent a week at the IDEA Bank’s first Entrepreneurship Summer Camp to learn the basics of business planning. The event culminated in a business plan competition with the winner receiving a $2,000 Harrel McKinney Entrepreneur Endowed Scholarship to Troy University. 

From July 11-15, students learned the principles of business planning, financial…

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