Basic Business Practices - ISU

Written by Christina Borders Monday, 14 April 2014 08:06

Attached is a draft syllabus we have been working on as ISU Coleman Fellows.  Being a special education professor, I feel this course is very important for my students who will be engaging in the minor.  Within the college of Education, not many students have been introduced to entrepreneurial thought and business practices.  This course will be taken by all students in the minor before each student will individualize their field-based experiences based on their interests and fields of study.


Entrepreneurial investigation of Fluid Dynamic Based Device

Written by K Ravindra Monday, 07 April 2014 11:06

During Spring 2014 I am teaching junior level course in Fluid Dynamics. As part of this course I have assigned the tasks below, after I gave a brief lecture on some of the applications of fluid dynamics in everyday devices we use. In groups: Discuss and document the following. (You may choose any other device such as Vinturi) 1. Compare and contrast a 3 or 4 bladed oscillating table fan and the Dyson airblade 2. What are the fluid dynamic principles behind each one if them? 3. What opportunity/market did Dyson seize? 4.Discuss related intellectual property issues with the Dyson airblade. 5.What regulatory issues were needed? (Underwriter Laboratories?) 6.Discuss improvements to the current design to make it better, see: 7. Present in about 3 to 4 slides summary of  your work.

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Ethnographic Film and Entrepreneurship

Written by Matthew Krystal Saturday, 01 March 2014 07:06

Ethnographic Film and Entrepreneurship

During the 2013-2014 academic year, I have involved students in the production of a documentary film series.  The films examine culture, ecology, and economy in three indigenous Maya communities in highland Guatemala.  Two films focus on extended families that make small business operation a key part of their strategy to overcome material poverty.

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ANIM 4700 Professional Development in Animation - Webster University

Written by Chris Sagovac Tuesday, 11 March 2014 14:15

ANIM 4700 Professional Development in Animation – Taught Spring 2014 / Tuesdays – 5:30-9:30

Previously: we worked more towards portfolio building, branding and job searching. 

Now: we have a class outcome that directly addresses empowering independent creators to create and distribute their own work.  As a part of their grade they will interview and network with independent animators operating their own businesses.

Analyze current industry, freelance and entrepreneurial paths to success within the animation discipline.

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Athletics Entrepreneurship Panel

Written by Neil Nicholson Friday, 11 April 2014 14:27

Athletics Entrepreneurship Panel Summary
Neil R. Nicholson, North Central College, 2014

In early February I organized an Athletics Entrepreneurship Panel on North Central College’s campus.  Titled “Entrepreneurship in Sport,” this panel was aimed at Sports Management majors, students from our Economics & Business division, and athletically interested students.  The event, supported by an internal $1000 grant, lasted for approximately 2 hours and attracted a crowd of 40-50 students.  It should also be pointed out that this was in the middle of a 6-inch snowstorm.

The panel consisted of 4 entrepreneurs: Brett Strang of Galaxy Soccer Club (facilities/team/youth sports), Joe LoPresto of Experience Triathlon (individual coaching and training), EQ Sylvester of Freedom Golf Association (non-profit), and Kris Hartner of Naperville Running Company (brick and mortar).  Moderators were myself and a senior Sports Management major.

The session was broken into three sections, with each section followed by audience questions.  These sections were: startup, day-to-day operations, vision and overview. 

There were approximately 25 questions asked by the audience, with about 20 pre-determined questions asked of the panelists. 

Feedback from the audience and participants was extremely positive.  Business cards were exchanged between students and panelists, and both students and panelists expressed interest in continuing the event next year.


Final Thoughts on Course Innovations

Written by Nina Martin Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:24

From Texas Christian University

Before Spring break a Dr. Rodes from the TCU New Media Writing Center taught a class in order to orient our students to I-movie and some students who already know I-movie took on the challenge of upping their skill level to Final Cut Pro editing program.  He talked about how to go about planning their class project Private Portraiture for Public Consumption.  

After spring break, Dr. Rhodes came back and assisted the students while they worked with their actual video footage.  Aiming for a professional quality video that my students can upload to has elevated the entrepreneurial spirit in the class as a whole.  The students will then upload their videos to the website they have created in another class led by Coleman Fellow, Suki John.  Dance is on an entrepreneurial roll at TCU!

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Design Thinking/Entrepreneurial Thinking

Written by Stoel Burrowes Sunday, 06 April 2014 14:51

From University of Greensboro North Carolina

36 students are evenly split between Business Majors and Design Majors. We have recently formed groups of 2, one Design student with one Business student to plan, develop and make an object and/or service for sale in our student store, The Spartan Trader. Energy and enthusiasm are high for this project. A new twist will be to sell these items through a 'silent auction' at the store. I ope to generate more campus attention and competition at the store. I will include a report on the auction in a next report.


Update to the TCU Business of Design Course

Written by Dusty Crocker Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:22

From Texas Christian University

Our second year of offering the Business of Design class has been as successful as the first. Last year, the course was held in New York and we visited 12 design firm startups. This year, we will be visiting 12 advertising start-ups in London. We have 11 students signed up and approved to go from Graphic Design and Strategic Communication. We will leave on May 11th and be in London for three weeks.

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Friday, 23 August 2013 07:17

Hello members of the Fellows Community:

Please note dates for Coffee Cup/WebEx online meetings for 2013 -2014 year

All meetings will start at 10 am Central Time and end at 11 am Central Time

Due to conflict with Good Friday we are moving our April Coffee Hour from April 18th to April 25th. Please make a note.




Dec  20th

Directors only

Mid- Year Reports

Jan  17th

Directors and

E-Baristas Updates

Feb  28th


Updates and Reports

Mar  28th

Directors and


Apr  25th


Year End Reports

May  9th

Directors Only

Looking forward to connecting with all of you online to infuse entrepreneurship across non-business disciplines.

Coleman Fellows Make Entrepreneurship Happen!!!


The Passing of Dr. John Schleppenbach

Written by Program Coordinator Wednesday, 26 February 2014 05:44


Quincy University professor of communication, passed away on Monday morning, February 24 at the age of 71.  Affectionately known by many as simply “Dr. John”, Schleppenbach joined the Quincy University faculty in 1972 as an assistant professor of English.  He worked as a Coleman Fellow and was dedicated to infusing entrepreneurship across campus. Coleman Fellows who worked closely with him in the PR/Communication Cup of Espresso said, "John was such a wonderful colleague. He always "showed up" with beautiful enthusiasm and passion for teaching entrepreneurship. He loved Quincy and was extremely proud to be part of the Fellows team there. He was easy to like and was always affable and collegial. Never without a smile, John was one you could count on to always be in a good mood; he never let the stresses of his day leak into meetings or projects. A fabulous team player, John enjoyed both sharing and shining the spotlight on others. John will be missed very much by his colleagues across the country, especially those he worked with via the Coleman Fellows Program".

Cal State, Fresno Announces New Certificate in Entrepreneurial Real Estate

Written by Andrew Hansz Tuesday, 04 February 2014 19:07

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The Craig School of Business-Gazarian Real Estate Center, the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Construction Management Department are now offering a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Real Estate to students currently enrolled at California State University, Fresno, students with a Bachelor’s Degree from any other accredited institution, or students with an Associate in Arts Degree from a two year accredited college and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in business. 

To obtain a certificate, students must take four (4) prescribed courses from the Entrepreneurial and the Real Estate and Urban Land Economics option and two (2) elective courses from the Entrepreneurial, the Real Estate and Urban Land Use Economics and/or Construction Management options.   The combined curriculum will provide students with a unique educational foundation to pursue a career path in the field of real estate or construction management as an enterprising entrepreneur. 

The prescribed and electives course requirements for a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Real Estate are outlined in more detail in the pdf attachment to this post.

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