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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10 'ideas' recognized during the first round of Marietta College's PioBiz competition

December 4, 2017 | PioBiz
The entrepreneurial mindset that flows throughout the Marietta College student body was on full display on Friday, December 1st when students presented 21 different for- and non-profit business projects during the first round of this year’s PioBiz competition. Competing students presented their business ideas to three judges and more than 50...
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Medieval castle, permanent make up topics of next PioPitch

November 14, 2016 | Entrepreneurship
Marietta College's PioPitch program, an entrepreneur-focused initiative, will feature Bill Grizer and Martha Jones from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17th, in Thomas 124. In this session of PioPitch, Grizer and Jones will present their recent entrepreneurial activities and seek audience feedback.
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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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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...
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Students ready to square off in 2nd annual PioBiz competition

March 29, 2017 | PioBiz
Two Marietta College students will compete for the chance to receive up to $10,000 for startup expense reimbursements and in-kind services for their burgeoning business as part of the second annual PioBiz Business Plan Competition from 4:00-5:15 p.m., Friday, March 31st, in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium in Thomas Hall. In just over an...
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College to host Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo on Sept. 17

August 4, 2016 | Entrepreneurship
Hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners, community leaders and students — both college and high school — are expected to attend the inaugural Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo at Marietta College on Saturday, Sept. 17. This one-day conference should provide business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to network and gain...
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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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PioBiz’s Proof of Concept stage allows students to show off entrepreneurial mindset

February 21, 2018 | Entrepreneurship
Courtney Knoch ’18 (Marietta, Ohio) has had the idea for a food truck park in Marietta for a little while. It wasn’t until the second round of Marietta College’s PioBiz-Proof of Concept that she was confident it could work. The English major placed first in the competition and was awarded $330 to put toward her idea. She also won an...
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Keynote speaker for 2nd annual MOV Entrepreneurship Expo keynote

August 4, 2017 | MOVEE
Organizers of the second annual Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo, which will be held on the Marietta College campus on Friday, Sept. 29, are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speakers will be Carol Roth and Chip Pickering. Roth, who will make her presentation at 1 p.m., is the creator of the Future File legacy planning system, a “...
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Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo

8:00am to 5:00pm | Entrepreneurship
This conference will reinforce the Mid-Ohio Valley’s desire to foster economic growth through entrepreneurial enterprises and innovative mindsets in order to make the Mid-Ohio Valley a better place to go to school, to live and to work. Visit the Expo's website.
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PioPitch: Jennifer Simon & Alice Ely Chapman

4:00pm to 5:00pm | PioPitch1617
Do you enjoy offering your ideas and opinions to others as they seek to solve a problem? If so, don't miss the first PioPitch session of the semester from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 22nd, in Thomas 124. PioPitch is essentially a large focus group in which individuals present a challenge facing them or their organization and ask for...
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Information Session: PioBiz

5:30pm to 6:30pm | PioBiz
Do you want to receive a cash award, start-up expense reimbursements, and in-kind services, totaling up to $10,000 to start your own business? If so, attend the PioBiz Business Plan Competition Information Session from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 29, in Thomas 124 to learn more!
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PioPitch: Michael Bond & Michael Ruscitto

4:00pm to 5:00pm | PioPitch1617
Do you enjoy interacting with entrepreneurs and offering your ideas and opinions to others as they seek to solve a problem? If so, don't miss the October PioPitch session scheduled for 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 20th, in Thomas 124. Entrepreneurs scheduled to join us for October's session include: 
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PioPitch: Michael Bond and Courtney Knoch

4:00pm to 5:00pm | Entrepreneurship
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 the audience, during PioPitch from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2nd in Thomas 124. It is free and open to the public.
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WCTE workshop

12:00pm to 12:45pm | Entrepreneurship
The Worthington Center for Teaching Excellence is conducting a workshop on "Works in Progress and Future Plans for the Entrepreneurship Program: Are We On the Right Track?" from 12:00-12:45 p.m., Thursday, April 6th, in Legacy Library. This is for employees only. Lunch is provided. Please register at
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