Centers - Center for Entrepreneurship

Erich Schlenker, Director of the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship in App State's Walker College of Business served as emcee for the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy's July 22 proceedings.

In the media: Participants in the first Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy learn by doing
Aug 4, 2022

With team member Carolina Johnson looking on, Randy Jack Pollard of Holler Youth Collaborative explains elements of the team’s business model  ...

'Startup Factory' series offers permanent competitive advantage for budding entrepreneurs

'Startup Factory' series offers permanent competitive advantage for budding entrepreneurs
Aug 4, 2022

Appalachian State University's TI Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) will once again host the Startup Factory -- a 10-part series that teaches and prom...

NC leaders join Rural Community Capacity program, an NC Commerce and Walker College of Business partnership

NC leaders join Rural Community Capacity program, an NC Commerce and Walker College of Business partnership
May 24, 2022

Representatives from 19 rural communities in North Carolina were at Appalachian State University May 24-25 to kick off a Rural Community Capacity (RC2...

Marketing student earns top spot in CSS Cold Calling Competition

Marketing student earns top spot in CSS Cold Calling Competition
May 5, 2022

Appalachian State University senior marketing student Sam Cheatham has earned first place in the Collegiate Sales Society (CSS) Spring ...

Mitch Purgason ’15 started a clothing design business while a student at Appalachian State University. Now he owns a company in Charlotte and designs custom suits for professional athletes, business executives and fashion influencers. For this suit tailored for world-renowned artist Timothy Goodman, clothing designer and Appalachian State University alumnus Mitch Purgason ’15 used some of Goodman’s own artwork in the design. Purgason often uses personalized touches in his clothing designs.

Cut from a different cloth: App State alumnus Mitch Purgason ’15 stitches his way to fashion’s forefront
Feb 14, 2022

By Jan ToddPosted Feb. 14, 2022 at 10:27 a.m.FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGmail BOONE, N.C. — Mitch Purgason’s time at Appalachian State ...

Enactus Appalachian wins early stage competition at 21 National Exposition

Enactus Appalachian wins early stage competition at '21 National Exposition
Apr 26, 2021

For the second consecutive year, Appalachian State University students have competed -- and won -- in the Early Stage Competition during the Enactus U...

Alumnus, Vixster CEO named 2021 'Influential Leader'

Alumnus, Vixster CEO named 2021 'Influential Leader'
Feb 16, 2021

Appalachian State University alumnus Zak Ammar '15 is one of 25 business school graduates across the globe honored by AACSB International (AACSB)—th...

Appalachian State University alumnus and former Mountaineers basketball player Frank Eaves ’16, right, and his father, Jerry Eaves — a former NBA player and coach who is a current collegiate basketball coach and talk show host in Louisville, Kentucky. The two teamed up to appear on the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race,” currently airing on CBS.

An ‘Amazing Race’ for an App State Mountaineer alumnus
Nov 25, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University alumnus Frank Eaves ’16 tries to make every experience a winning experience — whether as a student-at...

21 business professors named most helpful by first year students for 2019-20

21 business professors named most helpful by first year students for 2019-20
Nov 10, 2020

Each fall, Appalachian State University's Office of Student Success produces and distributes a list of its "most helpful" faculty and staff members. T...