A Look Back at 2016-2017

This post was originally published on May 3rd, 2017



This school year has been an exciting one for us! From our on-campus stores, to our Accelerator students, we have helped, guided, and watched Belmont students start and work on their businesses. In addition to the accomplishments listed below, we held two legal clinics, a customer discovery workshop, three entrepreneur Happy Hours for networking, four Lunch & Learns, and eight convocation events with entrepreneurs!

 Let's review some of the highlights of the past year...

Boulevard Record Shop Opened

Located on Belmont Boulevard, our newest student-run business, Boulevard Record Shop opened on August 26th. The store sells records, vinyl accessories, and hosts shows in the evening. To read more about their grand opening: Belmont News Noble

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Shawn Glinter, Entrepreneur in Residence

This year we brought on a new Entrepreneur in Residence, Shawn Glinter. Shawn is a serial entrepreneur himself and has co-hosted Lunch & Learns, led workshops, and mentored our Accelerator students. Students learned about Shawn and his experience as an entrepreneur at a convocation in August and through numerous one-on-one coaching sessions he's held throughout the year.

Princeton Review Ranked Again

Belmont University's Center for Entrepreneurship was ranked again in the Top 25 Schools for Entrepreneurship by the Princeton Review!


Global Entrepreneurship Week

In November, we celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a variety of events. These included a convocations with alumni, Ryan Schemmel of Fort Houston, a panel featuring some of our top student entrepreneurs, and a celebration for Women's Entrepreneurship Day at House Of.

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Craig Dubitsky came to Belmont

In February, we hosted the CEO and Founder of Hello Products, Craig Dubitsky. Craig inspired students with his stories of success as an innovator and entrepreneur in the home products industry. While on campus, Craig spoke in a convocation, lead an Entrepreneurship class, had lunch with students, and toured our Center's co-working spaces and student-run businesses.

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Business Plan Competition

Our Annual Business Plan Competition was a fierce competition of 10 student businesses. The winners walked away with over $6,000 in prizes and are qualified to compete in the Launch TN University Venture Challenge.
With The Band
Bloom Brightly Paper Co.
The Gift Box Drop

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Entrepreneurship Village

The Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Village took place at the Bell Tower this year and featured 32 student and alumni businesses. Entrepreneurs shared their ideas, talked with customers, and sold products ranging from peanut brittle to coloring books!

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Belmont DECA Wins at ICDC

Our Belmont DECA team competed at the International Career Development Conference. Their accomplishments include winning the Entrepreneurship Challenge and 9 other teams placing in the top 10 in their categories.

House Of Turned One!

House Of, one of our on-campus student run business, celebrated their one year anniversary in April.

House Of is a collaboration with the Nashville Fashion Alliance and sells over 30 local designers including several Belmont alumni!

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Record Store Day @

Boulevard Record Shop

Boulevard Record Shop was an official retailer for Record Store Day this April. Their festivities included Record Store Day exclusives, all-day live music, and a Beatles album give-away.

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