ACU Startup Week brings entrepreneurs to campus

Posted November 06, 2015

More than 100 events will be held across ACU’s campus Nov. 16-20 as part of ACU Startup Week, hosted by the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy.

ACU Startup Week is held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week and is the largest event of its kind in the nation. It is designed to inspire student innovators, celebrate ACU’s unique service-oriented, Christ-centered entrepreneurial spirit, and connect enterprising students with a network of successful entrepreneurs in the worldwide ACU community.

Events of the week include talks with entrepreneurs, the Springboard Elevator Pitch finals, a Young Entrepreneur Panel, a Women Entrepreneur Panel and the ACU Entrepreneur Networking Dinner, as well as other workshops and classes.

ACU alumni and friends who have been successful as entrepreneurs will be on campus throughout the week to interact with students.

Prominent entrepreneurs who will be on campus include:

  • Darbie Angell, founder of Cru Dinnerware
  • Randy Brewer, owner of Revolution Pictures
  • Jarrod Brown, president and co-founder of Mission Lazarus
  • Luke Hejl, co-founder of Social Factor
  • Toby Thomas, founder of EnSite Solutions
  • Elise Mitchell, founder and CEO of Mitchell Communications Group and CEO of Dentsu Aegis Public Relations Network
  • Shannon Wilburn, co-founder of Just Between Friends franchise

For more information, see the Griggs Center website:

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