The Entrepreneur Enrichment Program ("EEP") seeks to encourage, stimulate and nourish the entrepreneurial process in any full or part-time student and in all academic disciplines at PLNU by providing specific personal, business and professional counsel for student-entrepreneurs' business plans from recognized industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and financiers.
Register for the upcoming EEP Expo by clicking here
Anne Taylor - "Anne Taylor Catering"
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Entrepreneur of the Year
The Fermanian School of Business of Point Loma Nazarene University named its “Student-Entrepreneur of the Year” at the annual Entrepreneur Enrichment Program (EEP) Banquet on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
The Fermanian School of Business of Point Loma Nazarene University named its “Student-Entrepreneur of the Year” at the annual Entrepreneur Enrichment Program Banquet on Tuesday April 10, 2013, held at the newly renovated Liberty Station Conference Center. Before approximately 90 entrepreneurs, faculty, staff, and other guests, PLNU Senior Anne Taylor (Nutrition/Food Service Management 2013) nabbed top honors as the Student-Entrepreneur of the Year with her business plan expanding her existing catering company Anne Taylor Catering. The PLNU Entrepreneur Enrichment Program (“EEP”) completed its sixth year with the presentation of five completed student or recent alumni business plans representing a diversity of for-profit and non-profit interests.
Inspired by her own family’s journey when they were struggling financially and couldn’t afford going out to dinner, Taylor did not let this temporary setback stop her. “I simply took matters into my own hands and made our very own “Fresh Healthy Gourmet Food” and then many other individuals offered to pay me to help them cook for various events. I realized the opportunity that was in front of me to make some extra money to help out my family, in their time of need,” said Taylor. This inspiring story led her to launch Anne Taylor Catering while a student at PLNU, culminating in the creation of a business plan to provide further guidance to the ascent of her firm through the EEP. In earning the title of Entrepreneur of the Year, the EEP Endowment will provide her $2,500 of additional funding.
Joining Taylor in being honored was Marcos Mujica (PLNU M.A. Biblical Studies 3013), who earned second spot with his Generation Compost project, and earned $1,000 in funding. A project titled Sustainable Organic Foods by Daniel Spitsbergen (PLNU MBA 2013) finished third and was awarded $750 from the endowment. Additionally, Kelsey Bergstrom (PLNU Fashion/Fashion Merchandising 2013) was awarded the Dave and Dorothy Latter Free Enterprise Award for her startup “Clothe the Naked” utilizing the design and sales of high end fashion products to provide assistance to the poor in San Diego. The Latter Award provided Bergstrom a total of $1,000 in funding, and will likely help Bergstrom visit Africa this summer to study and work with her local church in the textile industry, among other tasks. Local rocker Calen Lucas (PLNU MBA 2013) of the band Family Wagon, along with Bryan Pridmore (PLNU MBA 2013), also completed the EEP and earned $500 for their business plan of providing a business framework for the band and expanding their fan base.
Meet the 2012-2013 EEP Participants
To review the executive summaries of this year's contestants click here!
Meet the 2011-2012 EEP Participants
To take a look at 2011-2012 participants and their projects click here!
Meet the 2010-2011 EEP Participants
Review the 2010-2011 participants and plans by clicking here.
Congratulations to the 2010 Entrepreneurs of the Year!
Danielle Lawson and Danielle Kelley earned top honors for their plan, Premier Couture, which provides designer rental gowns at a fraction of the cost of purchasing. The aspiring entrepreneurs desire to open a retail store upon graduation, as well as provide dresses for underprivileged high school girls through its “Cinderella Project.” Premiere Couture earned a total of $3,000 in funding towards supporting the team’s entrepreneurial endeavors.
Read the entire press release on the FBEI blog.