Champlain College’s BYOBiz Program receives grant from The Coleman Foundation

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt. — Champlain College’s BYOBiz (Bring Your Own Business) Program has received a $90,000 grant from The Coleman Foundation, Inc. in Chicago to further enhance its entrepreneurial education programming.The grant will help to enhance Champlain’s entrepreneurship curriculum, formalize the integration of student business development into courses, augment the entrepreneurial collection in the library, and provide seed funding for the creation of a dedicated BYOBiz facility called the Champlain Business Hatchery.As a dedicated BYOBiz facility, the Champlain Business Hatchery will provide working office space for up to 22 students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year. Through an application process, students will be awarded space for a set term. In return, students will be expected to meet pre-negotiated deliverables to advance their businesses. The Hatchery will become the epicenter of entrepreneurship on the Champlain campus.The grant will also help enhance entrepreneurship curriculum with the formal integration of student business development into courses. New courses will be added and two existing courses will be enhanced to better suit entrepreneurial students. Additionally, BYOBiz faculty will look across the majors at Champlain to identify courses that can be “BYOBiz Enabled.” That is, in these courses students will address issues associated with their developing business as the basis for project work. For example, BYOBiz students in the Financial & Economic Modeling course might develop product pricing models for their business or students might use an internship course to develop their marketing plan to earn course credits. The Coleman Foundation, Inc. is a private, independent grantmaking foundation established in Illinois in 1951. The Foundation funds “unique education institutions with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship education and awareness,” according to its Web site. The Foundation has asked Champlain to use the grant as an opportunity to challenge supporters of the College and entrepreneurship education in Vermont to contribute funds to make BYOBiz a sustainable initiative.”We’re thrilled that the Coleman Foundation is backing our vision to redefine entrepreneurial education,” said Champlain College President David F. Finney. Champlain’s BYOBiz Program is a groundbreaking program for student entrepreneurs to bring the business theyve started — or the business they’re thinking about starting — to college with them. “BYOBiz encourages and supports emerging entrepreneurs with educational and real-world business resources,” Finney said. “We anticipate that many of these highly motivated students will create businesses that stay in Vermont and create Vermont jobs.”The BYOBiz Program was unveiled in 2006 and has earned national recognition in Entrepreneur magazine, USA Today, and the Marketplace business report heard on public radio stations across the country.# # #last_img read more

Couple ‘lost count’ after spending $1 million on renovations on riverfront Broadbeach Waters home

first_img75-77 Monaco St, Broadbeach WatersMr Hargraves said it was worth every penny because he planned to stay in the house for many years.“I’ve built a few houses and this one is pretty much where I’m going to stay now,” he said.“It’s suits our family.”Michael Kollosche and Jordan Williams of Kollosche Prestige Agents are marketing the Mermaid Beach property, which will go to auction on May 20. 75-77 Monaco St, Broadbeach WatersThey started renovations on their Monaco St mansion in July last year and hoped to finish and move in next month.Mr Hargraves has lost track of how much they have spent on the renovation.“I stopped counting after $1 million,” he said.“I need to sell (the Mermaid Beach house) because of that, it’s going to help a little bit.”The renovation included adding a four-car garage with two bedrooms above, and a cobblestone driveway, replacing the kitchen cabinetry and adding a butler’s pantry, turning one of the bedrooms into a home theatre, and landscaping the property. QUEENSLANDER TURNED HAMPTONS BEAUTY 75-77 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters 75-77 Monaco St, Broadbeach WatersThe luxury two-storey residence features a cinema, entertainment room with wet bar and wine cellar, a pool and an alfresco terrace with kitchenette.Mr Hargraves said they enjoyed living in the beachside home, which they bought four years ago for $2.98 million, but always knew it was temporary. LUXURY SPACE AGE HOMES NEARLY COMPLETE center_img 75-77 Monaco St, Broadbeach WatersIMAGINE being rich enough to splash out on a $9 million riverfront mansion and then throw an extra $1 million into renovating it.What is nothing but a dream for most has become Glenn and Victoria Hargraves’ reality.They have spared no expense modernising their Broadbeach Waters home at 75-77 Monaco St.Now the couple are selling their Mermaid Beach home at 14-16 Ocean St to help cover the cost. 75-77 Monaco St, Broadbeach WatersMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThey had their eyes on Monaco St for years but were waiting for the perfect home to hit the market.“We were thinking of building but fortunately this house came up and it was spectacular,” said Mr Hargraves, who is part owner of directory and online search company Localsearch.“It wasn’t perfect but we could see the potential.” TWO SURFERS PARADISE TITLES SOLD OFF last_img read more