Royal Purple

Innovators incite change

Innovators incite change

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

December 7, 2016

It all starts with an idea. An idea can grow into a business through passion, immeasurable effort and dedication. An array of innovators—a mix of UW-Whitewater students and Whitewater community members—gathered inside the UW-Whitewater Technology Park, 1221 Innovation Dr., on Nov. 30 to “share...

Alumni showcase new ideas

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 By Brad Allen The first step toward changing the world is having an idea; UW-Whitewater students and alumni did just that when they presented their startup business ideas at the 2015 Innovators’ Spring Showcase. The event is organized at the end of each semester, and allows entrepreneurs...

Intern Betas wins business contest

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 By Josh Hafemeister For Ulysses Smith and the rest of the members of their company, Intern Betas, winning first place in the eighth Annual Warhawk Business Plan Competition was just one more step in their company’s continued growth. The final stage of the competition, hosted...

Students prepare for Elevator Pitch Contest

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Rumasa Noor UW-Whitewater provides multiple opportunities for students to hone their entrepreneurial skills. One of these opportunities is the Elevator Pitch Contest. UW-W’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) organizes the contest each year and gives students a platform...

Beer lovers become beer brewers

April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014 By Rumasa Noor MobCraft Beer provides an opportunity for people to submit beer recipes on its website. The recipe with the most votes get turned into brewed beer. The company was founded by Henry Schwartz, Giotto Troia and Andrew Gierczak. “It’s a crowdsourced brewery,...

Learning from student experience

September 6, 2013

National competition titles, community investment and the creation of businesses are norms for the UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics.  The students in this college continue to flourish and are constantly adding onto their resumes. Because of my job at the Royal Purple, I am able to...

CEO promotes sustainability

CEO promotes sustainability

April 24, 2013

  It was in the mid-60s and partly cloudy with a warm spring breeze—perfect weather for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization to plant their first trees sponsored through its business, Treenewal. Treenewal allows for various students and student organizations to purchase trees to plant...

Entrepreneurial Energy

Entrepreneurial Energy

February 27, 2013

  “When I was younger, snow days were my favorite, not because I got a day off, but because there was the opportunity to shovel off people’s driveways and make money,” UW-Whitewater senior Andrew Hoeft said. Hoeft has continued his passion for solving problems through young adulthood,...

First student-run chamber of commerce in Wisconsin established Breaks barriers between campus and local entrepreneurs

October 24, 2012

For the first time in state history, students have made it possible for small businesses to advertise on a college campus. Through the collaborative efforts of Whitewater Student Government and the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, the UW-Whitewater Student Chamber of Commerce opened for business...

New Chamber of Commerce targets student businesses

September 19, 2012

Whitewater Student Government has instated a Chamber of Commerce directed toward student business owners. The idea was first presented to former WSG President Patrick Johnson last school year by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. Johnson began to work with CEO on a Chamber of Commerce on...

Founded 1901
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization