Thirteen students representing nine area high schools recently discovered their passion for creating businesses at the Anderson University Summer Entrepreneurship Camp. Now in its second year, the camp allowed students to visit a number of entrepreneurs in the Anderson community and also compete in business-based contests. The campers not only received a first-hand lesson in starting a business, but also cash prizes for participating in the various challenges.
When most people think of tea, they think of old ladies, tea parties or England. As for senior Falls School of Business student Chris Bourgea, creating his own tea franchise comes to his mind, with a passion to break the Americanized perception of tea. After conducting a lot of research he started his own tea company called BourgeaTEA.
The way the nurse’s gown swayed as she walked into her hospital room mesmerized the little girl. What must it be like to be a nurse every day? This question stuck with the little girl all her life, and in March 1999, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing. However, this would not be the end of her journey. Seven years later, she would find herself 8,000 miles from home at Anderson University, achieving her life-long dream of higher education.
BourgeaTEA, a student-run business by Anderson University Falls School of Business senior Chris Bourgea and recent graduate Jeff Giesler, placed second in the sixth annual Taylor University Business Plan Competition held May 13 at Taylor University. In addition to the $3,000 second-place prize, they also won another $1,000 for having the top undergraduate entry in a competition open to all members of the community.