How do you train an entrepreneur?At KSU, there is a program for that — whether the student wants to write a poetry book or designs a turnkey cleaning service.As far as a summary of our program, the home page of our website –coles.kennesaw.edu/ec – describes us well:The Kennesaw State Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship Center exists to teach, coach and inspire students to be entrepreneurial in their lives. The center provides students the tools and experiences necessary to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovations in the start-up, social, and corporate venture arenas.One of the experiences we have created are weekend retreats for students to commit focused time to identifying their passion and developing their purpose. The KBA’s generous partnership allowed us to facilitate this transformational experience for students, and it served as a spring board for new ventures, new partnerships, and new visions for the future.Two of the students – and now friends – who attended the retreat came to the KBA to share their experiences at the last gathering, as summarized below:Christian Brown (https://www.linkedin.
com/in/visionaryceej):The entrepreneurship retreat taught me that fear breeds purpose. Through one of the most fearful moments of my life, I discovered that my purpose is to help people find happiness in their struggle through my poetry. Because of the retreat, I decided to write a poetry book titled, The Positive Affirmation Guide. I am raising money to get the book published and placed into bookstores in schools all across the country. I have created a GoFundMe (www.gofundme.com/the- positive-affirmation-guide) and I am selling Gold Affirmation Bracelets on my website (visionaryceej.com/product/ affirmation-bracelets). I appreciate any support, and my name on any social media platform is @visionaryceej .Matthew Norman (https://www.linkedin. com/in/matthew-norman- a907a7158):The entrepreneurship retreat taught me the importance of developing a vision for my life. It led me to start a Student housing turnkey venture that focuses on providing students with the opportunity to gain practical entrepreneurship and management experience. Through my venture, I discovered my passion for helping younger people who are struggling to design their own way. I relate to those who are struggling because I know how it feels to be lost and under pressure. I aspire to motivate others to establish a vision they desire, not one they feel pressured to follow.Contact Information:Cell: 404-895-1448Primary Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship Center is thankful for the partnership we share with the Kennesaw Business Association to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs, and we are looking forward to continuing that shared mission together.