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Brock School of Business Students Win Honorable Mention in International Social Entrepreneurship Competitioncomment (0)

May 15, 2014


Students from Samford University’s Brock School of Business won fourth place (Honorable Mention) and a $2,500 prize in an international social entrepreneurship competition sponsored by Texas Christian University’s (TCU) Neeley School of Business April 11–13.  

Teams from 28 universities around the world competed in TCU’s annual Richards Barrentine Ventures and Values Business Plan Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

Daniel Denning, Olivia Dunn, Drew Fahrion, Ben Goolsby and Madison Kerns wrote a business plan for Work of Worth (WoW) under the supervision of Samford associate professor of economics Jeremy Thornton, who also is social entrepreneurship program coordinator at the Brock School.

Their business plan provided a road map for the organization and details about how to employ women in northeast India to recycle silk saris into thread and spin the thread into luxury silk yarn.

The Brock School students placed first in their division and later competed in the finals.  

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