March 30, 2023
Students in the Asbury Entrepreneurship Club within the Dayton School of Business (DSB) will host the first Eagle’s Nest Pitch Competition on April 12 from 6-8 p.m. in the Shaw CLC Luce Auditorium. Five teams will take five minutes each to pitch their business ideas to judges in a “Shark Tank” format, with winners’ receiving cash prizes and post-competition coaching from judges to help teams accelerate their businesses. Partnering with Awesome Inc. and sponsored by First Southern National Bank, the event will be free and open to the public and will include hors d’oeuvres from Malone’s and Osaka.
“This event enables students to further the triple bottom line of economic, social, and spiritual capital,” said lecturer of business Dr. Dan Lewis. “We are joining in the Great Commission through creating businesses that are redemptive.”
The Asbury Entrepreneurship Club members hosting the event include Braeden Bisher ’23, Nick Garnett ’22 (current MBA student), Izzy Miller ’23, and Terry Turner III ’24.
Garnett serves as event coordinator for the Asbury Entrepreneurship Club.
“What excites me most about this competition is the idea that we have the potential to spark a culture of redemptive entrepreneurship here at Asbury,” Garnett said. “We hope to showcase the entrepreneurs that we already have hidden here at Asbury, and from there, turn Asbury into an incubation center that will continue to create redemptive benefits that serve the Kingdom.”
Sport Marketing class to host career fair
In addition to this competition, the Sport Marketing class will host a career fair on April 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Shaw CLC Luce Auditorium. This year’s participants will include: Lexington Sport Club, Ernst & Young, Marshall Medicine, Louisville Bats, LandCal, Robert Half Staffing, Alltech, Total Quality Logistics, OVG Entertainment, Alani Energy Drink, The Secret Service, Central Bank, Awesome Inc., Capin Crouse Accounting, Churchill Downs, Family Medical Board, Lexmark, Crowe LLP, and Louisville City Soccer.
The DSB continues to provide career guidance and internship opportunities to students. In January, the DSB launched the Mentor & Internship Program.
“The Mentor & Internship Program works to connect students with individuals in their chosen career path who can speak into them as future business people and followers of Christ,” Dr. Alesha Graves, dean of the DSB, said. “It is our goal that every DSB student has the opportunity to connect with a mentor and to develop experience in an internship.”
The DSB offers five majors (accounting, business administration, finance, marketing, and sport management), five minors (accounting, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and sport management), the Master of Business Administration program, and the Online Business Management program. Learn more: https://www.asbury.edu/academics/departments/business/.
Students accepted into the Asbury +1 MBA Program can take MBA courses during their undergraduate program with nine MBA credit hours being included within the Traditional Undergraduate tuition. Learn more: https://www.asbury.edu/academics/degrees/graduate/mba/asburyplus1/.