The JCU Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) team placed third at the 2013 Entrepreneurship Education Consortium Immersion Week, which took place August 4-9, 2013, on the campus of Hiram College.

2013 Aug 9 EIW winnersThe 2013 John Carroll EIW team members were Gloria Kaucic ’15, a management major with an entrepreneurship minor; Randall Hoover ’14, a biochemistry major; Danielle Hampton ’14, a communications major and an intern in the Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship; Jessica Zemba ’14, a communications major with a minor in entrepreneurship and a concentration in information technology; and Rebecca Sigler ’14, a marketing major with minors in entrepreneurship and philosophy.

Beginning Sunday, the students had to develop an idea and, working as a team, come up with enough substance to present it to a panel of judges on Friday morning. During the week, the principle instructors from the entrepreneurship programs of the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC), an organization of nine Northeast Ohio colleges and universities with entrepreneurship centers, taught a series of topics on entrepreneurship, including Market Feasibility Analysis, Funding Your Venture, Leadership and Building Your Team, and Innovation and Brainstorming.

The John Carroll team’s idea involved the use magnets on cars as a communication tool. While there are many magnetic logos, ther is no way currently to write messages on your car without damaging it. The team has already decided to applt to the Student Hatchery to pursue their idea.

Other colleges and universities participating in EIW included Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace University, Kent State University, Lake Erie College, Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll, Cleveland State University, Hiram College, and

Congratulations to the team for their great work and for bringing home the bronze!

Posted on August 24, 2012