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After the seed round of the Louis H. Stumberg Venture Plan Competition ended, the finalists stood smiling and laughing, knowing they had qualified to move onto the next round. All the finalist leadership teams — Mona, InterSourcing, Patch, Complete Chess and Quick Sip — posed for a picture holding giant $5,000 checks.  Among the five teams considered finalists, products were diverse, ranging from cold brew coffee to high tech pill bottles. The teams were, however, less diverse in...

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Amid the tea, soda, Red Bull and water at any of the POD locations on campus, there are, of course, several options for coffee — but only one of those options for cold brew coffee is the product of a startup that’s developed right here at Trinity. That company, and its cold-brew coffee currently offered in two varieties, is called Quick Sip. Sophomore Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman launched Quick Sip in March 2017. The idea started as a...

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According to Article O Section 3 of the student handbook, students are not allowed to sell merchandise, products or services on campus. However, the university permits students affiliated with the entrepreneurship department to run businesses despite this policy. Generally, students who are looking to start businesses on campus can work with the entrepreneurship department and the university to make this possible.  “We encourage students who are interested in establishing businesses to do so, but it’s nice...

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OpinionEntrepreneurship worldwide

November 30, 201772 min

Haiti and the Dominican Republic share space on the island of Hispaniola, which is positioned on a geological nightmare. I’m sure you remember when Haiti was hit by a massive magnitude 7 earthquake in 2010, which released energy equivalent to 199,000 tons of TNT. But I remember it for something quite different: startups. For all that you see when you search Haiti on Google for the first time, I must say that it truly is...

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Every year, Trinity University hosts the Stumberg Venture Competition, an event for student startups styled after “Shark Tank.” In the spring of 2017, students entered their new ideas and companies for a chance to win $5,000. This year, RADD Hammocks walked away with a $20,000 prize. Through the Judges’ Choice award, Coldeclara.com walked away with a $5,000 award. Meet the other finalists: Relax and Do Designs (RADD) Relax and Do Designs, or RADD, is a...

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Before March of 2017, the only thing Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman knew about coffee was that it woke him up before swim practice. Now he runs Quick Sip Cold Brew, an artisan coffee company with goals of becoming “the Starbucks of today.” The sophomore business analytics and technology and business marketing major stumbled into the coffee industry by accident, while pursuing his goal of owning a business on North St. Mary’s Street that operates as a coffee...