“The tradeshow allows the Decatur community to meet current students who are actively running their own businesses and support them through purchase of their goods and services,” remarked William “B.J.” Warren, Millikin Instructor of Entrepreneurship. “The event provides an opportunity for students to network with other student owners who are facing similar challenges.” The Center for Entrepreneurship expects the tradeshow to become a bi-annual event with current students featured each fall. An event will also be held in the spring featuring both current and alumni businesses.
Businesses featured during the event will include Millikin’s student-run ventures First Step Records, Blue Connection, Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, Carriage House Press, Blue Satellite Press, Bronze Man Books, and Ignite Studios. In addition, the following student-launched businesses will be featured: Millikin Microfinance Fund, ewe-sed, ABW Photography, Reader and the Geek, Strings Attached, The Knotted Pot, Stencil-Vania Shirt Co., Animated Expressions, WornOnce, Wired Expressions, Ready to Rock, Easy Hanging, Carry On, Little Oh, and Krystal’s Kandies.
The Student Business Tradeshow will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Lower Richards Treat University Center on the campus of Millikin University. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Millikin University’s Center for Entrepreneurship is a “living laboratory” that promotes the value of entrepreneurship to students, fosters faculty entrepreneurship development, and assists emerging enterprises.
For further information on this event, please contact Millikin University’s Center for Entrepreneurship at 217.424.6296 or visit www.millikin.edu/entrepreneurship.