Spring 2020 Events

Below is a preliminary list of business-related events. See OUConnect for details.

Oglethorpe Idea Incubator Finale

Monday, April 27, 2020 at 2 p.m. | Zoom ID: 930-3231-3250, Password: 048363

Ever watch the TV show Shark Tank? Entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in hopes of attracting the financial support to make them reality. Tune in for Oglethorpe’s version on Monday, April 27 at 2 p.m. live on Zoom.

This live, end-of-semester finale of the Oglethorpe Idea Incubator program, sponsored by the Oglethorpe Entrepreneur Club and supported by the Hammack School of Business, will feature student entrepreneurs pitching their business proposals. At stake? Up to $4,000 in grants for the winning student entrepreneurs!

The following student entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas, developed over the academic year:

Roi Levi, Danny Ocampo, David Povolotsky – An app to provide real-time updates on bars/restaurants where identified friends are currently congregating

Drew Luzzatti, Will Ransom – A website to assist job seekers 50-65 in finding part time, volunteer, or salaried positions.

Yas Travaly – Apparel and accessories inspired from national flags

Folabomi Oyewo – Offer unique, limited products sourced primarily from Asia and Africa to US customers

Funlola Oyewo – Handcrafted fragrances from natural sources in Asia and Africa

The winner will be announced via the same Zoom link at 7 p.m. the same evening!

Judges: Dr. David Nasser, Hammack School of Business professor; Hammack School of Business Dean Dennis Kelly; and Anita Patterson ’97, an Oglethorpe trustee and alumna.

CANCELED: Spring 2020 Rikard Lecture March 31, 4 p.m.
Sarah Howell, Managing Director and Director of Production Operations at APR Consulting

A long-time Atlanta resident and fellow liberal arts graduate, Sarah will share lessons learned from a career in marketing and the benefits of a liberal arts degree she wished she’d understood sooner.  

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