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    From coffee to classroom: Lipscomb’s College of Business transforms entrepreneurship

    At Lipscomb University, The Well Coffeehouse does more than just serve coffee to its community. Founded by the current Director of the Center for Vocational Discovery, Rob Touchstone, it exemplifies how business ventures can extend their impact from local communities to a worldwide mission, and has inspired an innovative academic program for Lipscomb students.  Since founding The Well in 2012, Touchstone has opened six locations across Nashville. The location, across from Lipscomb’s intramural field, has become a place where students, faculty and community members meet for coffee, work, and occasionally listen to live music. After its establishment, Touchstone wanted The Well’s profits to transition entirely to helping impoverished places around…

  • News

    Lipscomb students attend entrepreneurship conference in Chicago

    CHICAGO, Illinois – It was clear to the audience that this was not their first rodeo.  At a high-stakes competition in Chicago, Lipscomb students competed in a collegiate version of “Shark Tank”. Two students had clawed their way out of a pool of 600 to the top 25 over the past year. Now it was the real deal. The final competition.  Junior Anna Belle Skidmore’s presentation began with the line,  “You’ve all heard of the muffin man, but have you heard of the granola girl? Senior Aidan Miller followed, articulately sharing the success of his company, Kwizera Coffee, which seeks to bring farming opportunities to the people of Rowanda. Aidan…

  • Arts and Entertainment

    Small Business Bash promotes opportunity, charity

    Outdoor Autumn Market

    The Honors College at Lipscomb will host a Small Business Bash on the lawn of the Honors House October 20th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fifteen percent of the total revenue from each student business will be given to Book’em; a nonprofit promoting childhood literacy. Many young entrepreneurs know the difficulty of finding a location to sell their products. Through the Small Business Bash, creative students will receive a space to sell their products and promote their brands around campus. One major benefit of face-to-face selling is the interpersonal connections the consumer gains with the creator. Additionally, buyers can physically handle the products rather than buy the product online…