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Mace & Crown | July 25, 2017

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Entrepeneurship Archives * Mace & Crown

Strome Entrepreneurial Center Hosts ODU Company Expo

April 12, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart | Technology Editor

The Strome Entrepreneurial Center recently held its “ODU Company Expo,” an event where more than 35 businesses started by students and alumni were showcased alongside a few community businesses. Established in 2013 thanks to a $10 … Read More

DevCon Teaches the Ins and Outs of Making Games

April 8, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | Contributing Writer

In its second year, Pixelfest, Norfolk’s own gaming festival centered around the art of gaming and all its concepts, was held at the Slover Library from April 7-9. Fans and video gamers from around the area … Read More

Student Startup Stories: Greek Global

April 8, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart | Technology Editor

Managing the technical intricacies of a fraternity or sorority can be a daunting task, but it can be made simpler by using a web-based online management system made and managed by two of ODU’s own student … Read More

Just in Time for Registration: Coursicle App

April 5, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart | Technology Editor

ODU may have access to a slick web interface for getting students registered for classes, but it’s not perfect and it certainly doesn’t keep students completely abreast of the availability of coveted seats in a class. … Read More

Governor’s Virginia Velocity Tour Visits Strome Entrepreneurial Center

September 23, 2016 |

T.J. Thompson Contributing Writer

Virginia Velocity Tour visited the campus of ODU at Strome Entrepreneurial Center Sept. 21 on a mission to recruit, celebrate and support Virginia startups. This five-city tour, complete with an eye-catching campaign bus, floated down Interstate 64 … Read More

Introducing DrunkMode

September 14, 2016 |

Saami Aslam Contributing Writer

Although going to classes, completing assignments and studying for exams is a big part of the college experience, so is socializing and partying. When going out and drinking, one should take special precautions. That is where the … Read More

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs Held at ODU

September 8, 2016 |

Erin Sudek Staff Writer

A public forum was held at the Old Dominion University Innovation Center on Aug. 26 to confront and discuss the issues and concerns of various female entrepreneurs in Virginia. The forum was conducted by Virginia Lt. Gov. … Read More

Fashion Merchandising Students Plan to Launch 3D-Printed Jewelry Company

June 19, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an instructor is a person at a university who teaches a subject or skill but is not a professor. Instructor Girish Sreevatsan Nandakumar went above and beyond this semester in his Marketing … Read More

Kevin O’Connor Speaks On a Brewing Entrepreneurship

April 23, 2016 |

Ben Maxie Contributing Writer

Kevin O’Connor founded O’Connor Brewing in 2009 with the help of his wife and family. On April 14, he spoke to the ODU community at the Strome Entrepreneurial Center about how he became involved in brewing and starting … Read More

Startup Company Offers Socially-Conscious Consumers Artisan Boxes

March 24, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

Launched in 2012, San Francisco-based startup company GlobeIn is taking a new approach to monthly subscription boxes, which have become recent, trendy gift. Popular companies like Dollar Shave Club and Try the World raised subscription … Read More

Bacon Startup ‘B-Class Strippers’ Sizzles into Business

March 15, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

Old Dominion University business management student Janay Brown has always had a passion for two things in life– cooking and bacon. With her new startup company ‘B-Class Strippers,’ supported by ODU’s Strome Entrepreneurial Center, she offers a unique, … Read More

ODU Entrepreneurial Center to Host First-Ever Student Company Expo

March 11, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

Students interested in learning more about the many startups at Old Dominion University or interning with a startup company are encouraged to attend the upcoming Old Dominion University’s Strome Entrepreneurial Center Student Company Expo. The expo will be … Read More

Student Startup Gradwyse offers discounted Graduation Regalia

March 3, 2016 |

Jessica Perkins Staff Writer

Christina Zhu never thought that missing the Old Dominion University “Grad Fair,” the three-day period students are given to purchase their graduation regalia on campus, would result in starting her own company. However, after spending $225 for … Read More

Student Profile: The College Woodworker

February 10, 2016 |

Rachael Vinson Contributing Writer

Zac Jone’s girlfriend stands in front of an unstable tripod, gripping an adhesive gun on a weatherworn deck inside a fenced-in backyard a few miles from the ODU campus. The couple listens to the sound of college students … Read More

Founder of DrunkMode App to Speak on Campus

January 17, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

Joshua Anton, CEO and cofounder of the DrunkMode app will speak at the Strome Entrepreneurial Center later this month.

In late 2012, Anton and his friends launched the DrunkMode app. The app touts itself as “your all-in-one solution … Read More

Incubation Technologies heats up at ODU

January 16, 2016 |

By Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

Greg Tomchick and Adam Datsko are two students at ODU who are starting their own business aiming to provide similar aid that they’ve received from the university to help other businesses. They said their goal is to … Read More