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March 2018


 

Message from the Dean

Deborah F. Spake, Dean
The College of Business Administration's Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation will present the second annual CEBIpitch competition on Thursday, April 19. During this event, seven student-run companies will compete for $30,000 in cash prizes.

A panel of seven judges - all CEOs or Presidents of companies - will provide invaluable feedback to the finalists on their pitches and select the winners of the competition. 

We hope you will join us in watching this dynamic event via the live stream as the College proudly showcases some of its top entrepreneurial talent. Details on the live stream will be sent closer to the event. 

I invite you to read more about our talented finalists and notable judges below.

Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Business Administration


 

Meet the 2018 CEBIpitch Finalists

Ann CateAnne Cate 

Anne Cate's skyline products are inspired by the excitement, passion and adventure felt when a city skyline comes into view.  

Each of the company's 60+ hand-crafted, unique and classic skyline designs is ensured to bring out the best meanings, memories, and moments from your favorite city.

#cebipitchanncate


Bedrock Construction

Bedrock

Bedrock Software is an innovative cloud service and hybrid web application for the modern construction manager and general contractor. 

Bedrock offers clients a suite of tools to manage projects and efficiently transition from preconstruction services to field operations. 

#cebipitchbedrock


BE PhotographyB.E. Photography

B.E. Photography aims to perfectly capture "you just BEing you" to provide clients with memorable photographs from life's most important milestones. 

The company also takes high-quality images and lifestyle photos of products and events to help enhance a company's brand/image.

#cebipitchbephoto


FabneticsFabnetics

Fabnetics offers a unique clothing line made with magnet-lined fabric. These shirts are designed and manufactured solely by members of the Fabnetics team. 

The product is a quick, fashionable and easy way for those suffering from arthritis and disabilities to get dressed with no buttons, snaps or Velcro. This allows the user to easily and confidently dress themselves. 

#cebipitchfabnetics


OziOzi

Ozi is a 24/7 multipurpose errand service based in Kent, Ohio. 

This service allows customers to have their groceries, personal items, breakfast, lunch and dinner from their favorite stores and restaurants delivered right to their doorstep. 

#cebipitchozi


Pop OutPop Out

Pop Out is a free mobile application that connects clients with local individuals skilled in performing beauty services including hair, makeup, nail, eyebrow and eyelash services. 

Users of the application can showcase their work on verified personal profiles with pictures, location services, in-app messaging, ratings/reviews and more.

#cebipitchpopout


VoosterVooster

Vooster is a social network that offers users a unique platform through which they can record, react and respond to content. Through Vooster's mobile app, users create and share video content privately or publicly. 

The Vooster platform provides an authentic video posting system for users to share video posts.

#cebipitchvooster


Read More About the Finalists


Meet the Judges

 

  • Renée Deluca Dolan

    Renée Deluca Dolan
    Founder and President
    Contemp Communications

  • Tim Eippert

    Timonthy D. Eippert
    Owner and President
    MC Sign Company

  • Rob Heiser

    Rob Heiser
    President and CEO
    Segmint, Inc

  • Gregg Myles

    Gregg P. Mylett
    Founder and CEO
    Corporate United

  • Scott Peters

    Scott D. Peters
    Founder, Chairman, CEO and President
    Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

  • Michael D. Solomon

    Micheal D. Solomon
    CEO/Founder
    XYZ Color Science


Read More About the Judges

 


PAST ISSUES

Past Issues

march 2017

A Message From the Dean

College of Business Administration Designated Advanced PRME Signatory

Career Services Office Connects Employers and Students with Job and Internship Opportunities

Kent State University's College of Business Administration Launches Online MBA

Spirit of Women in Business Conference Highlighted by Cleveland Plain Dealer

Jooyoun Park, Ph.D. Interviewed on WKYC Cleveland on Economic Impact of Immigrants

Chris Groening, Ph.D. featured in Lab Manager for Research on Maximizing Firm Value

Craig Zamary Interviews IBM Watson Vice President on Huffington Post

December 2016

A Message From the Dean

Donor-Funded Career Clothes Closet Provides Business Suits to 63 Students

Spirit of Women in Business 2017 Keynote Speaker Announced

Alumnus Launches Organic Skincare Business

Mark Whitmore, Ph.D. Awarded Grant by Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Wendy Tietz, Ph.D. Receives Accounting Award for Innovative Curriculum Materials

Shawn Rohlin, Ph.D. Receives Grant to Forecast Economic Future of Ohio Cities

Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator Denise Lee Quoted in The Alert Investor

Asli Arikan, Ph.D. Interviewed in Corporate Board Member Magazine

October 2016

Kent State Moves Forward With Largest Comprehensive Campaign in University History, Endorses Campaign for a New Building for the College of Business Administration

Greg and Kathy Long Receive 2016 Friend of Philanthropy Award from Wayne County Community Foundation

Fastenal Professional Sales Laboratories Unveiled as Gift to College of Business Administration

Tim Clegg Named Keynote Speaker for Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Alumna Kathy McElligott, CIO of McKesson, Featured in Forbes Interview

Assistant Professor of Economics Jooyoun Park, Ph.D. Discusses Trade Adjustment Assistance Program on NPR 

MBA Student Profiled by Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business

EMBA Alumna Veronica Cook-Euell Recognized at Ohio Asian Awards

July 2016

A Message From the Dean

Kent State University College of Business Administration Students Receive Student Venture Funds

Kent State Alumnus and Sand Hill Group CEO Featured in Kent State Magazine

Kent State College of Business Administration Launches Master of Science in Business Analytics

College of Business Administration Associate Dean Named to Startup Officers Leadership Council

College of Business Administration Students Meet President of Iceland During Overseas Trip

Management Graduate First-Round MLB Pick

Education Abroad Photo Gallery

COBA 2015-16 by the Numbers

MARCH 2016

Kent State University College Of Business Administration To Hold Firestone Lecture Series In Finance

Supply Chain Executive To Speak At Kent State University's Global Management Center Speaker Series

College of Business Administration Associate Professor Announced Kent State Scholar of the Month

Kent State College of Business Administration Launches Master of Science in Business Analytics

Kent State University's College Of Business Administration Announces New General Business Major

February 2016

Kent State College of Business Administration Associate Dean Featured in CEO Magazine

Kent State University's College of Business Administration Offers New Data Analytics Minor

Kent State College of Business Administration Student Showcases Business On Steve Harvey Show

Kent State College of Business Administration Student Named University Innovation Fellow

December 2015

A Word From the Dean

Kent State University's College of Business Administration Faculty Awarded Grant

$400,000+ Grant Awarded to Kent State and the College of Business Administration's Career Services Office

Kent State University College of Business Administration Welcomes New National Advisory Board Member

November 2015

Kent State's College of Business Administration to Host Spirit of Women in Business Conference

Kent State University's Master of Economics Program Ranked by the Financial Engineer

Kent State University's College of Business Administration to Host Firestone Lecture Series Debate

Kent State University College of Business Administration Student Founds Business For Cancer Research

October 2015

Message from the Dean

Inaugural Influential Leaders Award

Faculty Spotlight

Student Success

Insurance Intern Earns Target 20 Award

Kent State's College of Business Administration Announces Speaker for Michael D. Solomon Series

Kent State’s College of Business Administration Elects Next National Advisory Board Chairman

Kent State University’s Accounting Program Endorsed by Institute of Management Accountants

Kent State College of Business Administration Welcomes New National Advisory Board Members

April 2015

A Word from Dean Spake

Alumnus Credits Success to the College

Administrative Secretary Receives 2014 President's Excellence Award

Kent State College of Business Administration Husband and Wife Published in Separate Leading Journals

Prominent Global Entrepreneurship Scholar Named Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs

October 2014

Faculty News

The TechSpot Grand Opening

A Word from Dean Spake

Faculty Promotions

New Faculty & Recent Promotions

Sheena Iyengar To Speak At Fifth Anual Spirit Of Women In Business (SWIB) Conference

U.S. Commercial Service Partnership

College of Business Administration Reports Record Retention and Enrollment

College of Business Administration Recognized as Best Business Program

June 2014

Kent State College of Business Administration Student Receives Entrepreneurship Award

Kent State Accounting Alumnus Recognized for Work with College

Finance Professor Receives Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Award

College of Business Student Awards and Recognition

College of Business Administration Recognized for Top Professional Sales Education

College of Business Administration Receives Grant to Support Student Career Service Efforts

College of Business Administration Faculty Recognized for Work with Students

A Word from Dean Deborah F. Spake

College of Business Administration Professor Named University’s Scholar of the Month

April 2014

A Word From Dean Deborah F. Spake

Cathy Dubois, Associate Dean, Reflects On Networking Trip To India

College Of Business Administration Partners With University In Germany

GMC Board Member Appointed To Ohio Chamber Of Commerce

Kent State University's Global Management Center To Launch Speaker Series

MBA Competition Provides Unique Experience For Students

Students Explains Benefits Of Studying Abroad

February 2014

Kent State’s EMBA Program Exceeds Expectations of Successful Alum

Kent State to Offer Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals at College of Podiatric Medicine’s Independence Campus

Executive Programs Benefit from International Experience

EMBA Student Reflects on Time (& Money) Well Spent As Graduation Approaches

Alum Credits His Success to EMBA for Healthcare Professionals Program

A Word from Dean Deborah F. Spake