Local farmers, student competition winners up next at PioPitch

February 27, 2017 | PioPitch
Marietta College’s March PioPitch program features an entrepreneurial family who has been in business for more than 100 years, and two students who are just beginning their business in the community. On March 2, Bill and Janet Stacy of Stacy Family Farm, LLC, and Aaron Dillon ’17 (Windham, Connecticut) and Jon Hinson ’17 (Rocky River, Ohio)...
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College receives MCF grant to offer Junior PioPitch program in spring

November 16, 2016 | PioPitch
Marietta College recently received a grant for $1,375 from the Marietta Community Foundation to deliver a special session of PioPitch for Ely Chapman’s After School Middle School and Marietta High School students. The Junior PioPitch is scheduled for 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday April 27. This event will take place in Thomas 124 on the campus of...
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Junior Petroleum students win inaugural PioBiz competition

April 18, 2016 | Entrepreneurship
Minutes after learning he and a classmate had just won Marietta College’s inaugural PioBiz competition, Jon Hinson ’17 (Rocky River, Ohio) was looking for some privacy.
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PioPitch continues with two local entrepreneurs on April 9

April 2, 2015 | PioPitch
Marietta College’s entrepreneur-focused program, PioPitch, returns on Thursday, April 9, with two local business owners who will discuss what has made them successful. Melanie Preston of Preston’s Beauty Academy and Ryan Smith of Marietta Adventure Company will speak from 4-5 p.m. in Thomas 124. Each PioPitch session is free and open to the...
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Global, social entrepreneurs featured at College’s PioPitch on Nov. 16th

November 9, 2017 | Entrepreneurship
In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week — an event celebrated by 10 million people in 170 countries — two entrepreneurs working to solve problems beyond the borders of the United States will be featured at PioPitch at Marietta College. Designed to be an informal and engaging problem-solving session, PioPitch encourages business leaders...
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College’s entrepreneurial program returns on Feb. 2

January 26, 2017 | PioPitch
PioPitch, a venue for local established and aspiring entrepreneurs to present their experiences and ideas, returns to Marietta College on Thursday, Feb. 2, in Thomas 124. Michael Bond, founder of Spoken AAC, and Courtney Knoch, owner of Silver Linings, will speak about their experiences in starting a local business, and answer questions from...
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Competing teams hope to claim top spot in College’s inaugural PioBiz

March 29, 2016 | Entrepreneurship
Three Marietta College students, who make up two competing teams, will square off at the April 1 PioPitch to present their business plans to see who will win the inaugural PioBiz. Psychology major Gabrielle Simmons ’18 (Cairo, West Virginia) is going up against the team of Aaron Dillon ’17 (Windham, Connecticut) and Jon Hinson ’17 (Rocky...
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PioPitch program makes debut on March 19

March 11, 2015 | PioPitch
Tyler Baltzell ’15 (Dayton, Ohio) and Alina Kielbasa ’15 (Austintown, Ohio) will make Marietta College history on Thursday, March 19. The seniors will be the first students to participate in PioPitch, a program that was designed to connect students with local entrepreneurs and business leaders and allows them to “pitch” an idea.
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College’s PioPitch to feature six programs during 2017-18 school year

August 31, 2017 | PioPitch
With each session revolving around a different intriguing topic, this year’s PioPitch series at Marietta College is sure to excite and inspire many entrepreneurial minds throughout the campus and local community. The 2017-18 season of PioPitch will feature engaging problem-solving sessions led by entrepreneurs working in a variety of areas....
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Economics professor named Director of Entrepreneurship

May 16, 2016 | Entrepreneurship
Dr. Jacqueline Khorassani, who has taught Economics at Marietta College since 1987, has been named the new Director of Entrepreneurship. As director, Khorassani will provide the leadership and vision for the development entrepreneurship programs including PioBiz, PioPitch and the newly designed academic minor in Entrepreneurship.
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College’s entrepreneurial program returns on Jan 28

January 20, 2016 | PioPitch
PioPitch, a venue for local established and aspiring entrepreneurs to present their experiences and ideas, returns to Marietta College on Thursday, Jan. 28, in Thomas 124.
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PioPitch with Bill Grize and Martha Jones

4:00pm to 5:00pm | PioPitch
Two local entrepreneurs — Bill Grizer and Martha Jones — will make presentations during the November PioPitch from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17th, at Thomas 124. Bill will introduce The Grizer Castle, a medieval style castle under construction 30 minutes north of Marietta. The castle will boast 10 guestrooms, dining hall, kitchen,...
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PioPitch

4:00pm | PioPitch
The next PioPitch presentations will take place at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2nd, in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium in Thomas Hall. Bill and Janet Stacy of Stacy Family Farm, LLC, and Aaron Dillon ’17 and Jon Hinson ’17 of Thunder Resources, will make presentations and take questions from the audience.
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