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Looking for Student Employment?

Are you a Davidson Student? Do you like having fun? Check out our student employment opportunities: media specialist, program coordinator, and
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Is Wine Truly the Best Medicine? – Michelle Lim Warner ’02

Open up a bottle and join Liz Brigham '04 for this week's episode of Hub & Spoke with Michelle Lim
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An Entrepreneur to His Core – Ed Van Deman ’69

On this episode of Hub & Spoke, the Hurt Hub is honored to welcome, Ed Van Deman, class of 1969.
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A “Reluctant Marketer,” now a Chief Marketing Officer

Ever heard of Alimentation Couche-Tard? Maybe you’d recognize Circle K, which they own and operate? Circle K has 17,000 stores
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Hope Carpenter ’22

Working as a part of the student business intelligence team, Hope has been hugely influential in the Hurt Hub’s website
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Carson Crochet ’22

Carson studied in the Hurt Hub frequently her first year. After spending a good amount of time in the Hurt
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Sandro Chumashvili ’24

Sandro has taken advantage of all aspects of the Hurt Hub. Not only is Sandro a Gig-Hub consultant, but he
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Jared Herr ’22

Jared has been working for the Hurt Hub since his Junior year at Davidson and has completely changed the Hurt
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Lucid Drone Tech
Andrew Asher ‘19, David Danielson ‘19,
& Adrian Mayans ‘19

Lucid Drone Tech began, as most ideas do, as a brainstorming session between friends. Andrew (CEO), David (CFO), and Adrian
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James Dewitt

James has been an active member of the Hurt Hub’s mentee community for several years. He began with his venture,
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Tamara Park

Tamara is the CEO and Co-Founder of StoryNow, which helps clients maximize the power of their stories, to raise revenue
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Jack Clary ’20

A recent alum, Jack is CEO of FinSiteful, a company that helps college students gain access to the financial resources
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Alejandro Solares ’24

Alejandro Solares has his hands full at Davidson and he’s only in his sophomore year. As an active member of


Our Story Staff The Hurt Hub@Davidson We facilitate access and exposure to innovation and entrepreneurship for all Davidson students, alumni,
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Danny Oukolov ’24

Danny Oukolov, Class of 2024 and an economics and computer science major, has been making his way into the Hurt
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Avinger Impact Fund Winners Bring Big Ideas to Life

We’re so incredibly proud of Sandro Chumashvili ’24, Carson Crochet ’22, and Thomas Athey ’24 for their hard work and
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Nicole Perri

Nicole Perri, the owner and architect at Nicole Perri Architecture, has been using the Hurt Hub’s spaces and connections to
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Bill May

Bill May, co-founder and president of Sweet Relish, a social marketing platform that enhances websites/blogs by repackaging content, has two
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Nicolas Bracco & Owen Bezick

Nicolas Bracco & Owen Bezick are the co-founders of GatherWare Inc., a company that creates dynamic strategic planning software. With
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Constantine Desjardins

Constantine is the current president of the Davidson Entrepreneurship club, has attended Techstars Startup weekend, and participated in the Venture
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Thomas Athey ’24

One of three winners of the Avinger Impact Fund, Thomas received a $10,000 grant to start his venture, The Portfolio
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Aniyia Williams on Human Connections & Leading a Startup

On Tuesday, March 1st Aniyia Williams visited Davidson College as the keynote speaker of the Nisbet Lecture, established in 2014
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A Swimmer & A Football Player Walk into the Hurt Hub

This week on Hub & Spoke [SPARKS], host Jared Herr ‘22 sits down with Chris Trinetti ‘14. An economics major,
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Lee Sult, General Manger of Corvid Cyberdefense

This week’s episode of Hub & Spoke [SPARKS] is chock full of advice and other tid-bits, with Lee Sult, the


Nisbet Venture Fund Voting
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The Mental Mindgames of Consulting Management

This week on Hub & Spoke [SPARKS] host Jared Herr ‘22 sits down with Cynthia Beiler, the owner of Leverage
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Meet the Nisbet Venture Fund Finalists!

The Finalists CA’Buddy CA’Buddy, aka “Cancer Buddy,” provides cancer patients with care packages and plush treatments buddies, while donating a
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What Are the Three L’s? – Frank Myers ’82

On the first day of his new job, Frank Myers ‘82 was touring the office when he spotted a table
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Five Questions with Alejandro Solares ’24

Alejandro Solares has his hands full at Davidson and he’s only in his sophomore year. As an active member of
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Could Krispy Kreme Be Coming to Davidson?

Ever tasted a Krispy Kreme doughnut and thought, I wonder who is the genius CEO behind this perfect glazed masterpiece?
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Carson Crochet & the Comfort of a
Naked Mole-Rat

The naked mole-rat might seem an unusual choice for a comfort plush, but Carson Crochet ‘22 has proved the exact

Conduct a Sponsored Project

Conduct a Sponsored Project Conduct a Sponsored Project With Davidson students and faculty. With Davidson students and faculty. Sponsored Projects


Intern at a Startup Intern at a Startup Rolling Applications Rolling Applications Every summer, startups and innovative companies look to

Hire A Student

Hire A Student Hire A Student Ideate, create, innovate at the Hurt Hub@Davidson The Gig-Hub program offers Davidson students the

Coworking Community

Co-Working Community Coworking Community Creativity. Collaboration. Community. A gathering place for our broader Davidson community to co-work and collaborate with


Innovation Worth Investing In Innovation Worth Investing In The Hurt Hub@Davidson is actively seeking supporters at all levels to join

Reserve Space

Reserve Space Reserve a Meeting Room Creativity. Collaboration. Community. Pop in for a quick one-hour meeting or plan your next
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Hub & Spoke: Mbye Njie

The following is an interview with Mbye Njie, Davidson class of ‘04. Mbye Njie was an Anthropology Major at Davidson.

About Us

Our Story Our Story The Hurt Hub@Davidson The Hurt Hub@Davidson The Hurt Hub@Davidson In 2014, Davidson College purchased industrial space


CAT CLAWS CAT CLAWS Communication, analytics, and technology workshops Communication, analytics, and technology workshops CAT CLAWS workshops are offered at

Mentorship Program

The Hurt Hub@Davidson Mentorship Program Mentorship Program Powered by Davidson College and LaunchCLT Powered by Davidson College and LaunchCLT Ready


Data CATS Data CATS Consulting, analytics, and tutoring services Consulting, analytics, and tutoring services Based in E.H. Little Library, Data

Davidson Venture Fund

Davidson Venture Fund Davidson Venture Fund Virtual Pitch Competition Virtual Pitch Competition The Davidson Venture Fund, established through generous support


Students Blog Creativity. Collaboration. Community. Our Stories

Global Styling References

Outlined Titles Elementor Headings with the class outline-title – the default color is red. For the green variation, use the

Ready To Lead

Ready to Lead: Essential Skills for New Leaders Many new managers have no prior training, making leadership daunting. In this course,

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update We are open and adhering to the latest guidelines set forth by Davidson College. Effective March 25, 2022 the
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Davidson Alumnus, Startup Founder Focused On Driving Accountability and Safety with Law Enforcement Named Innovator in Residence at Hurt Hub at Davidson College

Mbye Njie ‘04, CEO and Founder of Legal Equalizer, Inc, named the inaugural Innovator in Residence at the Jay Hurt

Innovation Week

Event Overview Innovation Week: Watt Makes you Come Alive begins Monday, September 12th -17th!  Join us for an entire week

Annual Report

Annual Report FY23 Catalyzing Innovation & Entrepreneurship for All Download The Full Report See Previous Reports Explore Highlights Below Impact


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Innovation Week Day 1: TechStars Startup Weekend Kicks Off

We kicked off the Hurt Hub Innovation Week with a TechStars Startup Weekend with 20 participants, including one who traveled


Students Faculty Ideate, create, innovate at the Hurt Hub@Davidson. The Hurt Hub@Davidson is an inclusive space for faculty to take
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NC IDEA Regional Impact Grant Expands Mentorship and Funding Opportunities for Diverse Entrepreneurs in Lake Norman region

The Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Davidson College, Launch LKN & First Turn Innovations Awarded $50,000 NC

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Nisbet Venture Fund

Avinger Impact Fund Nisbet Venture Fund Spring 2022 Finalists Attend the Competition Watch the Final Pitch Competition! The 2023 competition
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The Nisbet Venture Pitch Competition, 2022

On Thursday, April 21st, the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship trekked over to the Knobloch Campus Center to
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Inside Supperland’s large and airy interior, you’ll meet Jeff Tonidandel ‘98 and Jamie Brown ‘99 who are the founder and

Try It Fund

Try It Fund Try It Fund Rolling Applications Rolling Applications The Try It Fund is a grant competition that awards
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About Visualizing Our Values: Signage Project

Visualizing Our Values: Signage Project Visualizing Our Values is a call for submissions to redesign outdoor signage to reflect the
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All About: Boomerang

Boomerang's origin story starts with the military and there's no end in sight! Learn more about Boomerang's story, water bottling
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Heidi Meyer Does It All

Learn more about Davidson senior Heidi Meyer! Meyer is heavily involved in the Davidson community but she's also looking to
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Marquia Humphries ’22 & the Ada Jenkins Murals

Marquia Humphries may have just graduated, but she's not done with Davidson yet. Humphries is working with Davidson Arts and
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Sabria Jackson & Belle Mckissick Staley – Try-it Fund Winners

Learn more about Try-It Fund grant recipients Sabria Jackson and Belle Mckissick Staley who are using their funds to start

Finalists 2023

Nisbet Venture Fund : Finalists The Nisbet Venture Fund, established through the generous support from Marian Nisbet and Chip Nisbet
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Ben Allison & Benco Productions

Learn more about Ben Allison '11 and his adventures from Davidson basketball to professional basketball to financial services to marketing

Hurt Hub Summer Internships

Intern at a Startup Intern at the Hurt Hub Applications are open through April 30, 2023! Rolling Applications Every summer,
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D’Mycal Foreman & Gig-Hub Consulting

D’Mycal Foreman is a sophomore, Theatre major at Davidson College and a Gig-Hub consultant with the Hurt Hub.   The
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Tim Dreffer

Tim Dreffer is one of three co-founders of EDGE Supply Chain, but he hasn’t always been running his own business.
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When Art is Entrepreneurial!

Evie Mulhern is merging her digital and creative skills to advance into the entrepreneurial world. Read more about Evie's experience
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Do You Know Louis?

I met Louis my freshman year when we both became members of the Chidsey Leadership Program, though I’m sure we
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A Night to Remember: The Nisbet Venture Fund Pitch Competition

The ninth annual Nisbet Venture Fund Pitch Competition did not disappoint! Read our overview of the night, learn about some
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Winner, Winner!

Read about the winner of our Project Town Raffle, David Hedges, and learn more about his local business and how
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Happy 5th Birthday, Hurt Hub!

As the fifth anniversary of the Hurt Hub approaches, we're looking back at what we've done and all there is

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Join Our Co-Working Directory 

If you would like to share your information and join our Co-Working Directory fill out the following form. Once submitted

Post An Additional Service

If you would like to share an additional service fill out the following form. Once submitted, your Additional Service will
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How Mike Faubert Inspires Others

In a constantly changing business world, the power of mentorship continues to be a vital resource for entrepreneurs. At the
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Meet Gig-Hub Client Julia Franklin

Julia Franklin is the Chief Learning Officer for Enabled Play, a company that’s mission is to help anyone access and
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Purposeful Serendipity Launches Alec Stimac ’23 into his Entrepreneurial Journey

“Little did I know that being a part of the Hurt Hub@Davidson would transform my career trajectory and creativity,” noted
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Visualizing Our Values: Public Art Unveiling

The Unveiling Event is postponed until further notice. We will announce the new event date shortly.  Innovation and entrepreneurship for

Reserve Event Space

Reserve Space Reserve Event Space Creativity. Collaboration. Community. Pop in for a quick one-hour meeting or plan your next team
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Cornelson Faculty Innovator in Residence

Cornelson Faculty Innovator in Residence Application Info Applications Closed About the Cornelson Faculty Innovator in Residence Position The Cornelson Faculty
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Poetry & Flowers – Cameron Hardesty ’07, CEO & Founder of Poppy

After graduating Davidson in 2007, Cameron Hardesty jumped into a career in communications, a pretty established path for an English
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The 2022 Avinger Impact Fund Winners!

Five Davidson students received funds from this year's Avinger Impact Fund to advance their growing businesses. From podcasts to dairy
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Supporting Women-Led Ventures – Caroline Lewis ’06

If one thing is clear, Caroline is a learner. Using her network and putting herself in a position to learn
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The Art of Tightrope Walking – Amee Parbhoo ’06

Amee is in a balancing act - walking the line between for-profit companies and intentional social impact on local communities.
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The Importance of Company Culture – Megan Falvey ’14

She can’t say it enough: company culture can allow you to do anything in your job. In this episode of

 Staff Booking Request

Effective July 1, 2022, we will follow this policy for reservable spaces: Any meeting & event space rentals for College

CATS Pitch

Applications Closed The CATS Pitch 2022 invites underrepresented founders of for-profit businesses to submit a 3-minute recorded pitch for a
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Mindful Mondays

When: Every Monday starting September 12th  Time: 8:30am – 8:55am Who: Davidson College community including Hurt Hub Members, Faculty, Staff,
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Behind the Scenes: Creating an Online Course

Learn more about the inner workings of how the Hurt Hub DavidsonX course team builds an online course.
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Applied Entrepreneurship Badge

Earn the Applied Entrepreneurship Badge Achieve Now Badge Info Overview of Applied Entrepreneurship Badge The Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation

Intent to Achieve Form

This form is used to notify the Hurt Hub staff that an individual is interested in completing the requirements to

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning: Hands-on Experiences for Learners The Hurt Hub@Davidson is a safe and inclusive space for Davidson College Students who
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What Do You Actually Love? – Whitney White ’08

Whitney White ‘08 truly represents the best of entrepreneurship and what a winding, somewhat roller coaster of a journey can
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The Try It Fund Winners!

The Try It Fund is a grant competition that awards Davidson students with up to $1,000 to pursue a creative
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Anna Daunt & Katie Stewart

Most college parties are centered on dancing and loud music. This leaves few spaces for actual conversations and connection. Ann
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D’Mycal Foreman

In D’Mycal’s words, OneDream Studios will be “a stepping stone for student actors and a boost for small companies.” OneDream
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Bimal Shahi

Bimal has devoted most of his life to visual and performing arts. With consistent practice and persistence, Bimal is ready
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Constantine Desjardins

Having gone to a summer camp as a kid and worked at camp as a counselor, Constantine knows the challenges
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Breanna Suarez

Breanna is planning on bringing some pizzazz to the Lake Norman Area with her venture. Breanna is aiming to start
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Heidi Meyer

With her Try It Fund grant, Heidi has created a podcast to aid students in the sometimes overwhelming and confusing
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Sabria Jackson

Sabria’s business, the Kundalini Crystal shop, sells copper wire-wrapped crystal jewelry, to promote “positivity and well-being by providing well-made and
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The Entrepreneurship Club

The Entrepreneurship Club is aiming to host their own pitch competition with funds from the Try It Fund. Hoping to
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Shea Bonacci

Having dealt directly with the effects of the stigma surrounding mental health, Shea is working to eliminate that stigma. With
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Cam Abernathy

Aiming to help provide financial information to boutique finance firms, Cam is focusing on building a financial database and investment
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Spencer Hawkins

Spencer Hawkins represents the Competitive Coding group at Davidson who wants to host the event Hack@Davidson. With the Try It
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Belle Staley

Belle is cooking up some fun ideas with her own bread/sweet roll tricycle cart. As a baker, Belle has baked
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Spencer Mobely

People don’t all come in the same size and Spencer is working to transform one of the most common items


Classes Classes We offer a rotating selection of courses and workshops focused on critical topics for any entrepreneur (or intrapreneur)
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Davidson Venture Fund 2021 Finalist: Pomegrana

Each year, the Davidson Venture Fund invests up to $25,000 in an innovative, for-profit venture. If you would’ve talked to Emma Bueher ‘24 in
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Davidson Students Prototype iPhone App “Krouded”

The host at the restaurant told them that it would be two hours before they could be seated. Hesitant to

Blog Post 4

The past couple of weeks have been super productive. We received our order of 50 shirts from UTEES. Before we
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Jared Blakney (’14) shares his thoughts on Innovation & Entrepreneurship as a student and young alumnus

Jared Blakney (’14) talks with Madison Abbott (’19) from the with the Davidson student Innovation & Entrepreneurship team about the


Name: Ellie Rifkin, Team Name: How I Got Here: I was driven to start this blog by the level

Blog Post 1

In addition to being the proud owner of my own domain, it is now equipped for wordpress hosting. I’m already

Blog Post 2

Building this site is in some ways much simpler and in some ways much more complex than I expected. First

Blog Post 3

I’m really excited about the progress I’ve been making. Through my independent study I’ve been generating a lot of content,

Blog Post 4

The site is up and running with images! After getting feedback from a friend on what worked and didn’t work,
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Blog Post 5

We’re on facebook! And instagram! I’m still in a little bit of an editing backlog on posts but I have

Final Update

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] I would like to start by saying how grateful I am to Innovation & Entrepreneurship for allowing me
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Introducing NXT LVL ENT

Team Name: NXT LVL ENT Team Members: Victor-Alan Weeks ’19 Bradford Grant ’19 Lawrence King ’19 How We Got Here:

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I’m proud to say that NXT LVL ENT has been making progress with our clothing line initiative. We’ve received the

Blog Post 2

In the past two weeks NXT LVL ENT has made significant progress. We’ve met with the UTees representative and we

Blog Post 3

In these past couple of weeks, NXT LVL ENT publicly announced the launch of our clothing line to the Davidson

Blog Post 5

A lot has happened these past two weeks. The biggest thing was the revelation made to us by our lawyer,
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Davidson I&E Invites You to an Open House @ The Hub!

When: Tuesday, September 5th, 3-7pm Where: The Hub @ Davidson located at 210 Delburg St. (Across from Brickhouse Tavern) Why:

Failure Fund Reflection Post

Our Failure Fund experience has been an invaluable learning experience and huge first step for our company. We have grown
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Introducing Lucid

Team Name: Lucid LLC Team: Andrew Ashur ’18 David Danielson ’19 Adrian Mayans ’19   How We Got Here: Back

Introducing Laser-cut Jewelry

A little over a month ago, we received a Failure Fund grant to design and create sustainable wooden earrings and

Z Spools Reflection 1: It Started with Failure

One year has passed since the ideation of Z Spools, my early stage start-up venture. The idea started with a
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Z Spools Reflection 2

This week, I planned a lab in which I would test the levels of Calcium Carbonate in my zebra and
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Z Spools Reflection 3

This week, I planned to complete a run through of a lab during which I would find the percentage of

Z Spools Reflection 4

It has been a great experience working in Studio M for the past few weeks. I have been able to

Z Spools Reflection 5: Spring Break

This spring break, I had the opportunity to work with the Hiawasee Water Coalition, a group in Murphy, North Carolina

Z Spools Reflection 6

Considering the smoldering state of my filament extruder, I view it best to work with a third party as to
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Z Spools Reflection 7

This week, there were three things on my mind: my Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), my Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), and

Z Spools Reflection 8

Having received correspondence from Filabot and Davidson’s Venture Pitch Fund, this was quite an eventful week. The good news first:

Z Spools Reflection 9

Although this week included Easter Break, it feels busier than any other. Considering my dedication to Dance Ensemble — with
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3 Day Startup Weekend: September, 29th – October, 1st!

  The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative is teaming up with 3 Day Startup on Friday September, 29th – Sunday, October 1st.

Dreamcatcher Cookies Summer Week 2

This week I’ve spent some time thinking about Dreamcatcher Cookies Operations. The biggest struggle has been delivering the cookies within
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We’re hiring Davidson College Students at The Hurt Hub@Davidson!

Want to be a part of a brand-new and exciting team forming at the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and
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I&E Internship Digital Info Session

Did you miss the I&E internship info session? No worries. We got you! Major keys: Look for our internships
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Davidson FoodIEs

FOODIES: Starting this month, I&E will gather in Vail Commons every Thursday from 11:30 to 1. We’ll talk about all
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Popup Design Sessions

Have a problem and can’t find your solution? Want to innovate within your co-curricular activities? Need to inject some new

3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup is a 72-hours entrepreneurial bootcamp that kickstarts new student-run companies and builds entrepreneurial capabilities in students and

Venture Fund

Davidson Venture Fund is a pitch competition that grants students and recent alumni with up to 50K to launch innovative,
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Davidson connect & DCAN

A series of online alumni networking events, Davidson Connect facilitates text-based alumni-to-alumni networking and alumni-to-student mentoring. Participants can join events
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July Experience

July Experience is a powerful pre-college summer academic program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically
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Our entrepreneurship in residence, Chris and Jon Boggiano, are advisers and mentors to students, faculty, staff and the college at large.
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5 Reasons to Apply For Venture Fund

If you are an entrepreneur, innovator, or want to start your own company, Venture Fund, Davidson’s annual pitch competition, is
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[su_heading size=”20″]keep up to date with Failure Fund recipients here.[/su_heading] The Failure Fund is a grant competition that awards Davidson
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Venture Fund is One Month Out

Venture Fund Application deadline is February 8! Learn more here. Apply here.
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Business Bootcamp

Davidson College Business Bootcamps break down topics like business models, customer development, value propositions, basic legal issues, and other core
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Get the experience you need. Summer 2018 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Internships The Summer 2018 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Internship Program is
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Wolfgang Drops Some Wisdom Our entrepreneurship spotlight for this episode is Wolfgang Christian, retired Professor of Physics at Davidson College. Wolfgang speaks on

Dreamcatcher Cookies Summer Week 1

Since no sales are made in the summer, I am working on some marketing tools in order to increase customer
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Venture Fund Pitch Day 2017

$50K. Six Startups. One Shot. Join Davidson College President Carol Quillen; Techstars Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Chris Heivly; Launch LKN; Enventys; and Davidson
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Bloomerent wins Venture Fund!

This year’s winner of Davidson College Venture Fund Pitch Competition (and recipient of $50k) is Bloomerent,  a peer-to-peer flower resale platform.
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How to Entrepreneur

Check out this video on “How to Entrepreneur.” Audio by Davidson College Professor Emeritus Wolfgang Christian. Video by Tife Odumosu.

Entrepreneurial Classes 2017-18

Thinking about being an entrepreneur or working at a startup? Good news is that every Davidson class will deepen your abilities
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Pasta ‘Cuz: Week 1

This past week has been really crazy for Grace and I.  We only came up with the idea last Tuesday

Pasta ‘Cuz: Week 2

This week Pasta ‘Cuz had it’s opening night to students. Leading up to Wednesday we were doing last minute problem

Pasta ‘Cuz: Week 3

This was our second week of delivering for Pasta ‘Cuz.  Our three main goals for the week were to have

Pasta ‘Cuz: Week 4

We are officially three serving weeks into Pasta ‘Cuz! Leading up to this week, we were focused on the hard

Pasta ‘Cuz: Weeks 5 and 6

These last two weeks of Pasta ‘Cuz have been really crazy.  Last week, we had not yet secured the kitchen

Pasta ‘Cuz: Week 7

Another busy week for our growing company!  We had a lot of background situations that we needed to take care
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An Interview with Pasta ‘Cuz

Check out our interview with Maggie Spiller ’18 and Grace Leonhardt ’18, co-founders of Pasta ‘Cuz, a pasta delivery service.

Dreamcatcher Cookies First Month Summary

So far, the goal for the semester has been to get my business’ name out there. I have been fairly
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Who Knew What I’d End Up Doing: Andrew Wright (’20)

Andrew shares his summer experience working with & learning from Tech Talent South in Charlotte, NC. Six months ago I
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Alan Williams is the director for Imaginary Forces, a creative company specializing in visual storytelling and brand strategy. Imaginary Forces

Avinger Impact Fund

Avinger Impact Fund Avinger Impact Fund Apply to receive funding of up to $10,000 to assist in accelerating your proposed
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Interview with Russ White: The Hurt Hub Muralist

Tell me a little bit about yourself and how you found yourself in an artistic career. After graduating from Davidson
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A Quarantine Business?

Written by Lauren Wolfe ’20 (Failure Fund Recipient) Last spring while browsing the internet for a birthday present, I found
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Interview With Ciara May: Founder of Rebundle

Interview with Ciara May, Founder and CEO of Rebundle Tell me about your business, Rebundle. Can you describe it in
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Interview With Bill Freeman: Co-Founder of

Interview With Bill Freeman, Co-Founder of Tell me about your business, Can you describe it in 2 sentences?
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To Our Community

Dear Hurt Hub community, Today, we acknowledge the unrest and pain in our community and our country, stemming from systemic
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A Leap of Faith: Greenhills Win Prestigious International SCALE Challenge

Although the ongoing coronavirus pandemic temporarily closed The Hurt Hub’s doors in April and May, coworking members Judy and Zach
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One Year Later: Shea Parikh and “Jam” Adapt in 2020

Last year, six finalists—including three current Davidson students and three recent graduates—competed in the 2019 Davidson Venture Fund Pitch Competition
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Thinking Outside the Box: LEAPS Academy Fights Odds, Adapts to the COVID-19 Economy

Following the country’s shutdown last spring, business analysts theorized  a “startup depression”—new companies would hesitate to enter the job market
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Gig-Hub Transforms an Uncertain Summer

Following the nationwide shutdown in March due to COVID-19, hundreds of companies made the difficult choice to rescind in-person internship
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Interview with Izzy Moody + Nelly Turnage: Founders of Bryan Skinwear

Interview with  Izzy Moody and Nellie Turnage , Founders of Bryan Skinwear Tell me about your business, Bryan Skinwear. Can
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With Help from The Hurt Hub, New Owners of Elite Roofing Raise the Roof

Last December, co-owners Mick Koster and Ross Erickson acquired Elite Roofing, a small roofing service started in 2012 by Scott
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Garcia Connects Charlotte Students with Resources

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten educational opportunities in the Charlotte area, especially for low-income students and students of
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Introducing The Fall 2020 Hub Herd!

The Hurt Hub is excited to announce our Fall 2020 Hub Herd Team. The team is comprised of several different


For Davidson Campus For Davidson Students Freedom to take risks. We offer a safe and inclusive space to take risks,
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Start(up) Your Engines: Inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend at the Hurt Hub@Davidson

On the first weekend of February, The Hurt Hub hosted their inaugural “Techstars Startup Weekend”—a hands-on 54-hour workshop which brought
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Hub & Spoke: Bold Music

The following is an interview with Dean Williams & George Ramsay, Davidson classes of ‘11 and ‘13 respectively. George majored


Students Students Ideate, create, innovate at the Hurt Hub@Davidson. Have a business idea, but aren’t sure about the next step?
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Hub & Spoke: Mike Guggenheimer

The following is an interview with Mike Guggenheimer, Davidson class of ‘96. Mike joined the Blumenthal family of businesses in

Contact Us

Contact Us Contact Us Ideate, create, innovate at the Hurt Hub@Davidson COVID-19 Update Hurt Hub Tour Request Prospective Student Tour
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Tech Impact Fund to Pair Businesses With Students Looking for Paid Hands-on Experience

The Gig-Hub program, through the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, provides a platform for local businesses to hire


Alumni Alumni Creativity. Collaboration. Community. We foster an inclusive community of our alumni, connecting them to each other, to students

Become a Gig-Hub Consultant

Become a Gig-Hub Consultant Become a Gig- Hub Consultant Ideate, create, innovate at the Hurt Hub@Davidson Gig-Hub is an exchange
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The Hurt Hub Presses On: Marketing Guru Meg Seitz and her Virtual Office Hours

To protect against the spread of COVID-19, Davidson College has closed its doors for the semester. Classes have moved online,
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Ready, Set, Start-up: Spring Courses at the Hurt Hub@Davidson

This term, the Hurt Hub@Davidson will expand its educational opportunities by offering three courses about startups. Their spring catalog includes
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On Saturday, September 8, The Hurt Hub was buzzing with the activity of 40+ students working on an open-ended challenge
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Hub Happenings: Episode 7

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video src=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This week’s episode explores CAT CLAWS hosted at The Hurt Hub! CAT CLAWS workshops are interactive
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When Davidson’s computer science major was approved in late 2016, the first few students to declare the new major were
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News of Davidson is a nonprofit website for news and information about Davidson and its environs for the people who
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“What is the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, aka The Hurt Hub@Davidson?” — a question all members of
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Organic Collaborations Sprout at The Hurt Hub

Entrepreneur teams up with marketing professional to launch his company Entrepreneurship—the process of turning an idea into a concrete business—can
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EVENT RECAP: Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality

On Thursday, October 4th, LaunchLKN held its fifth event in the Infinite Possibilities series at The Hurt Hub@Davidson. Erica Madden,
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Hub Happenings: Episode 1

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video src=”” margin_top=”10″ margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Welcome to the The Hurt Hub@Davidson’s new weekly vlog (video + blog), Hub Happenings! My
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Hub Happenings: Episode 2

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video src=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This week’s episode features the 3 Day Startup, which was housed in our new building for the
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Hub Happenings: Episode 3

This week’s episode features our first Student Profile on Davidson student group Trilla G ENT. Trilla G ENT received money
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On Tuesday, October 9th, The Hurt Hub@Davidson hosted F*ck Up Night Goes to College, in partnership with Charlotte-based Advent Coworking
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Hub Happenings: Episode 4

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video src=””][vc_column_text]This week’s episode features a FULL TOUR of The Hub. Don’t forget to like this video, comment what
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Hub Happenings: Episode 5

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video src=””][vc_column_text]This week’s episode features our How to Start a Startup class. Six students reflect on their entrepreneurial
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Hub Happenings: Episode 6

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video src=””][vc_column_text]This week’s episode features student team Lucid Drone Technologies. Hear about the team’s journey from idea to
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This fall, The Hurt Hub@Davidson launched Gig-Hub — an exchange where Davidson students and startups/companies can connect on short-term
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“I Began to Work for Myself”: A Profile on Award-Winning Entrepreneur Katie Hotze

Katie Hotze, founder and CEO of Grocery Shopii, is dedicated to helping working parents prepare dinner. Hotze—former digital marketer for
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Hub Happenings: Episode 8

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video src=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This week’s episode features 2018 Avinger Program winners Nathan Engstrom ’21 and Zane Libke ’21. Checkout their
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Hub Happenings: Episode 9

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video src=”″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This week’s episode features 2018 Avinger Program winners Kim Bako ’21 and Patrick Sullivan ’21. Checkout their
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Alumni Spotlight: George Ramsay ’13 from Green Eggs and Jam to Bold Music

George Ramsay ’13, co-owner and co-founder of Bold Music got his start at Davidson College. Ramsay took full advantage of
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Alumni Spotlight: Erika Dean ’05 on Being the Composer for her Company’s Go-to-Market Strategy

Erica Dean ‘05, lawyer and Global Ops + Product Launch Strategist, sat down with The Hurt Hub@Davidson to talk about
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Introducing Forbidden Renaissance

Team Name: Forbidden Renaissance Team Members: Kerry Winfrey (@TheFreshKwin) Name (@garrett_nickelson) Cole Reynolds (@cole_reynolds5) Nick Peeples (@nickpeeples35) How We Got
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Blog Post 1

In these past couple weeks, we put an emphasis on customer discovery in which we utilized Survey Monkey to create
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Introducing Be Good Jewelry Company

Team Name: Be Good Jewelry Company Team: Megan Goodling ( Kat Seitz How We Got Here: Be Good Jewelry Company was
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The Value of Mentors in Entrepreneurship — Lucid Drone Tech

Over the past year, Lucid Drone Tech, a student-founded company which uses drone technology to clean commercial skyscrapers, has gained
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Hub Happenings: Episode 10

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video src=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Students, time to take advantage of The Hurt Hub@Davidson while you are studying for finals. Checkout how
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Blog Post 2

Before we left for Winter Break, the Forbidden Renaissance team got together and decided that figuring out the legal nuts
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Andrew Ashur, Mike Murphy, and Bill May were wrong, and that’s what made them right.

Like any career, being an entrepreneur has a bit of a learning curve. As new entrepreneurs  become accustomed to their
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You’re never too young to found a business (or two).

Meet Dan Murphy—class of ‘21, economics major, founder of Rize Solutions Inc, founder of In-Connect, partner at HeliumIQ and partner

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