Berea College Wins First Place in State Business Model Competition

State Business Model Competition

From left to right: Stephanie Purvis, Kentucky Innovation Network coach, Tran Nguyen, Ishwar Agarwal, Amar Zulejhic, Professor Peter Hackbert, Berea College.

Berea College students Ishwar Agarwal, Tran Nguyen and Amar Zulejhic won first place and $7,500 in the business model category at the Idea State U contest Saturday in Lexington. Idea State U, a statewide business plan and model competition that encourages entrepreneurship among Kentucky’s college and university students, is funded by The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Office of Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Kentucky Innovation Network. The Idea State U business plan competition is open to all post-secondary institutions in Kentucky and rewards creative entrepreneurial students. Continue reading Berea College Wins First Place in State Business Model Competition

Berea’s Sensational Victory in an Unlikely Contest

Most “underdog wins BIG” stories are morality tales about expecting too little. When the little guy wins in the end we realize he or she was a giant in disguise — someone about whom our presumptions were wrong. Here’s an example: Would Berea College’s academic business track, which has an accounting “concentration,” but not a major, be likely to turn out some of the brightest minds among accounting students in Kentucky? Continue reading Berea’s Sensational Victory in an Unlikely Contest