WEI in Real Life

Pat Miller, Co-Founder of Vera Bradley:  Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs You’ve heard the expression, when opportunity knocks, open the door. Well that’s just how it worked out for the co-founders of Vera Bradley. Patricia Miller shared with Saint Mary’s students Tuesday how she first met Barbara Bradley Baekgaard in their Fort Wayne neighborhood 28 years ago. Miller knocked on Baekgaard’s door to welcome her to Wildwood Park. Baekgaard...
Student Entrepreneurs Introduce Their New Soda to Campus! A team of five students enrolled in the New Venture business class started a new soda company during the 2010-11 academic year and they debuted their bubbly, green "Twist O’Luck” soda pop to students recently. You can buy it in the Cyber Café. The team created the formula, designed the labels, and chose to have the beverage be made in glass bottles with gold twist off caps. The next step...
Green and Glam If you build it they will come. Alumna Katy Massey Lee has proven exactly that, in less than a year, with the introduction of her fashion-forward, enviro-friendly reusable bags. Lee is the co-founder and creative director for RuMe (short for ReUseMe) Bags, which are made to be stronger, lighter, and more convenient than the traditional reusable bags currently on the market. Launched in April of 2008, the bags have been...
SPARK PROGRAM: September to December 2016 Have a great idea for a product or service, but don’t know where to start? Are you a woman with household income between $14,000 and $21,000?  Then SPARK is for you!  SPARK is a community based program facilitated by Saint Mary's College.  SPARK will provide you with a game plan to help you plan and launch your own business. You can make your dream a reality.  First, you need to...