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 Host 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.
November 7, 2019
Entrepreneurship Thursdays Welcome 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 on May 8, 2020: Stetson Today
September 15, 2020
Entrepreneurship Thursdays Bring in Star Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship Thursdays is a 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 by 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 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: 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 the unveiling of 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 product's great 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.