Prince Entrepreneurship Spotlights

Here you can see notable achievements and news articles spotlighting achievements by our students and faculty. 

December 3, 2018

2nd place in Global Competition (CEO Global)

On December 3, 2018, Prince Entrepreneurship Leader Bryson Pritchard (sophomore) pitched his life-saving product the Dyad Syringe and took second place along with a $3,500 prize in the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization's Global Competition hosted in Kansas City, Missouri.

Bryson Pritchard places second in the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization's annual pitch competition: Ormond Beach Observer: Dec. 3, 2018: Ormond Beach Observer

September 19, 2019

Entrepreneurship Thursdays Hosts a shark Tank Contestant

On September 19, 2019, the speaker series Entrepreneurship Thursdays, held by the Prince Entrepreneurship Program, welcomed Desiree Haller, a former Shark Tank contestant, to talk about her entrepreneurial journey.

Entrepreneurship Thursdays: Hometown News Volusia's Volusia School News section on Sept. 13, 2019: Hometown News Volusia  

 

November 7, 2019

Entrepreneurship Thursdays Welcomes Designer Ashley Lauren

On November 7, 2019, the speaker series Entrepreneurship Thursdays, held by the Prince Entrepreneurship Program, welcomed world-renown fashion designer and Stetson alumna Ashley Lauren who spoke about her entrepreneurial journey and experiences while at Stetson.

Ashley Lauren Kerr speaks during Entrepreneurship Thursdays on Nov. 17, 2019: Stetson Today

 

November 24, 2019

1st Place in Entrepreneurs Organization Pitch Competition

Prince Entrepreneurship leader Bryson Pritchard (Junior) placed first in the Entrepreneurs Organization pitch competition. Pritchard then advanced to pitch his product, the Dyad Syringe, in the national championships in silicon Valley.

Bryson Pritchard wins the Entrepreneurship Organization's student-entrepreneur pitch competition: The Daytona Beach News-Journal's Moving Ahead section on Nov. 24, 2019: The Daytona Beach News-Journal

 

May 10, 2019

Entrepreneurship Student's Passion for Sneakers

Jasmine Allen (Senior) made headlines as she was about to graduate. In this interview, Allen discusses her passion for sneakers and her entrepreneurial future.

Jasmine Allen and her sneaker business and Senior story: The Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 10, 2019: The Daytona Beach News-Journal

 

March 1, 2020

2nd Place in Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC)

Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders students Chelsea Hage (Sophomore) and Kendall Buck (First-Year) pitched and advanced it to the final round of the Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Hage, with her nonprofit Birthday Candles for Kids, took second place and a $1,000 prize. 

Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program business pitch competition story: Money for Lunch

Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program business pitch competition on April 9, 2020: Stetson Today

 

April 30, 2020

Three Students Take 2nd Place in Entrepreneurship Simulation

Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Wyatt Peck (Senior), Kendall Buck (First-Year), and Chris Chappell (First-Year) took second place and a $300 prize in a competitive online simulation where teams of entrepreneurs across the country faced off to see who had the best market place strategies.

Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program online simulation competition story: South Florida City Biz List

Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program online simulation competition story: Brevard Business News

Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program online simulation competition on May 8, 2020: Stetson Today

 

September 15, 2020

Entrepreneurship Thursdays Brings in Star Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Thursdays is speaker series hosted by the Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders program. The series has featured former "Shark Tank" contestants, the founder of 1-800 Got Junk, and other prominent guests who have made outstanding entrepreneurial achievements. The series is not only a way for students and the public to listen to these great speakers, but It also allows students a way to interact and engage with these elite entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship Thursdays story: St. Pete Catalyst: Catalyst

Entrepreneurship Thursdays story: South Florida City Biz List

Entrepreneurship Thursdays story: Tampa Bay Business Journal

Entrepreneurship Thursdays story: Hometown News Volusia

Virtual Entrepreneurship Thursdays on Oct. 2, 2020: Stetson Today

 

September 29, 2020

Entrepreneurship Student Wins $10,0000 in Pitch Competition

Prince Entrepreneurship Leader Deja Robinson (Junior) won first place, $10,000, and a year in the UCF Volusia County Business Incubator. Robinson won the competition pitching her social media startup  YuubiHire This was the third year in a row that Stetson had won first place in the Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge.

2020 Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge story: St. Pete Catalyst on Sept. 29, 2020: Catalyst

2020 Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge story: Money for Lunch

2020 Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge story: The Daytona Beach News-Journal

2020 Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge story: Hometown News Volusia

2020 Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge story: (Page 17) Brevard Business News

2020 Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge on Oct. 6, 2020: Stetson Today

 

October 14, 2020

Prince Entrepreneurship Leader Second Place  in the 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition

Bryson Pritchard (Senior) was named one of the ten finalists in the 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition hosted by The National Inventors Hall of Fame. On October 29th, it was announced that Pritchard had won second place along with a $5,000 prize.

2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition story: Hometown News Volusia

2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition story: Money for Lunch: Press release Money for Lunch

2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition story: Ormond Beach Observer

2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition story: (Page 15) Brevard Business News

2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition story: The West Volusia Beacon

2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition on Oct. 16, 2020: Stetson Today

 

 

January 9, 2021

Prince Entrepreneurship Leader Interviewed on Live Radio Shows

On January 29, 2021, Entrepreneurship leader Kendal Buck (Sophomore) was invited to talk on the show In The Garden with Ron Wilson (55KRC in Cincinnati), and the next day she appeared on The Good Life on KNSS 98.7/1330, a talk radio station out of Wichita Kansas. In both appearances, Buck was invited to talk about her product Herbtastic (formally Herbie Rake). You can listen to the episodes in the links below.

Herbie Rake live, on-air interview for a radio program  In the Garden with Ron Wilson  on WTVN 610 AM: Pitch

Herbie Rake live, on-air interview for a radio program: The Good Life

 
January 15 & February 8, 2021

Herbtastick Making Headlines

 

On January 15, 2021, Kendal Buck (Sophomore) received a full-page story in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The article discusses Buck's inspiration and successes for her kitchen utensil Herbtastic (formally Herbie Rake). Buck Made headlines again in February when her product was selected as an "Ideal gift for cooks this Valentine's Day or Mother's Day" the article discusses the benefits and uses of Herbtastic while also discussing the benefits of fresh herbs.

Herbie Rake story: The Daytona Beach News-Journal

InTouch Rugby: ProfNet: Valentine's Day and Galentine's Day online shopping guide featuring the Herbie Rake

 
April 30, 2021

Unveiling the New Hatter Angels Network

 

At the 2021 Entrepreneurship Expo, one of the main highlights of the event was unveiling the new Hatter Angels Network that will allow entrepreneurship students real-world experience doing due diligence research on startup companies for a committee of angel investors.

Hatter Angels Network and Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program Awards and Expo on April 30, 2021: Stetson Today

 

May 7, 2021

Two Entrepreneurship Leaders Win Multiple Competitions

Prince entrepreneurship Leaders  Nesha Mutuku (Senior) and Kendall Buck (Sophomore) have collectively won $20,000 in prize money within two months. Mutuku pitched her financial app Swally and took first place as well as $10,000 at the virtual Launch Your Venture pitch competition hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mutuku also placed third at the virtual REEF Governor's Cup Competition and took home $2,000. Buck, with her product Herbtastic, won first place and $8,000 in the virtual Frank and Ellen Daveler Entrepreneurship Program pitch competition.

Herbie Rake story: The West Volusia Beacon

The Herbtastic and Swally app: EVOLVE Magazine

Herbtastic and Swally pitch competition wins on May 7, 2021: Stetson Today

 

August 14, 2021

Director of Entrepreneurship Receives Ambassador of The Year Award

Director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Program, Lou Paris, was awarded the Volusia County Business Incubator Powered by the UCF Business Incubation Program's Ambassador of the Year Award.

Volusia County Business Incubator's Ambassador of the Year Award on Aug. 14, 2021: Stetson Today

 

October 13, 2021

Herbtastic on Gift Guide

Herbtastic was featured as a great holiday gift for cooking enthusiasts. The Herbtastic "Makes Cooking with Herbs Fun and Easy." The article not only talks about the products greet benefits but also talks about its creator and Prince entrepreneurship Leader, Kendal Buck (Sophomore).

Herbtastic: Freebie Deals & Steals' fall/holiday gift guide

 

October 21, 2021

Entrepreneurship Students Win $15,000 At Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge

Prince Entrepreneurship Leader, Chipper Stempkowski (Senior), pitched his business YourCEtracker and  took first place, $10,000 and a one-year resident enrollment in the UCF Volusia County Business Incubator. However, Stempkowski was not the only Prince Entrepreneurship Leader to place in the competition. Kendall Buck (Junior), Pitched her cooking utensil Herbtastic and placed second and received $5,000 as well as a one-year resident enrollment in the UCF Volusia County Business Incubator.

Story on the 2021 Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge: The West Volusia Beacon

Stetson Today story on the 2021 Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge: Stetson Today

 
November 5, 2021

Lou Paris Wins Entrepreneurship Advisor Award

During the 38th Annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) Global Conference and Pitch Competition, the director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program, Lou Paris, was awarded the Outstanding Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Chapter Advisor of the Year Award.

In the same competition seven students pitched their businesses, and Chipper Stempkowski (Senior), advanced to the final round pitching his business YourCEtracker.

Story on the 38th Annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Global Conference and Pitch Competition: Stetson Today

Story: Tampa Bay Newswire

 
November 23, 2021

Hatter Angels Network Making Headlines

The Hatter Angels Network was featured in an article discussing the progress of the new program and the recent investment deal made as a result of the student's due diligence. The article also discusses the state of central Florida's angel investor ecosystem and how the Hatter Angeles Network is helping improve it.

Story: Orlando Business Journal/Orlando Inno