Griggs Center Opens eHubPosted November 01, 2011
The eHub, located on the ACU campus, provides student entrepreneurs a dedicated on-campus facility to study, collaborate, network and even launch their own ventures.
A part of ACU’s Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, the eHub is home to the Springboard Accelerator, Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO) and Students in Free Enterprise. The facility also provides an area for students to work on entrepreneurial focused competitions and projects, such as the Springboard Elevator Pitch, Springboard Ideas Challenge and Venture Out.
The eHub’s Springboard Accelerator provides office space and expert guidance for students seeking to take their ventures to the next level. The program is open to for-profit and non-profit start-ups launched by current ACU students from all departments.
Brittany Partridge and Samantha Sutherland, ACU students and founders of the Red Thread Movement, joined the program this past summer. The Red Thread Movement is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of eliminating sex trafficking.
“We feel blessed to be provided with this space! We’re a growing organization and any way to expand our capacity without being an expense to us is always welcome. Also, we absolutely love the Springboard staff. They genuinely care about our organization and help us in any way they can, introducing us to helpful people and always giving quality advice,” said Sutherland, junior advertising and public relations major from Brownwood, Texas.
“The eHub has been an incredible blessing to the growth of the Red Thread Movement. It has given us resources, both physical and intellectual, to expand our organization,” said Partridge.
The eHub is located in the Moore House across the street from McDonald Hall. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the fall and spring semesters.
About the Griggs Center
ACU’s Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy offers a unique learning experience through its commitment to encourage students to include philanthropic goals in their entrepreneurial pursuits. Through classroom instruction, mentoring opportunities and hands-on experience, the Griggs Center equips students to imagine and launch new ventures. The Griggs Center encourages integrating faith with the entrepreneurial journey in a way that positions the successful to give back along the way. The Griggs Center is a program of ACU’s College of Business Administration.