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Entrepreneurship Society student Tom Tigwell  from the Flagship campus was awarded $3,000 in Keiser University’s recent 1st Annual Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition, and today hopes to present to Richard Branson as he places near the top of Branson’s international Virgin Media Business: #VOOM 2016 for his Mission Juice idea.

Billed as ‘the UK and Ireland’s biggest and most valuable pitch competition,’ the 14-week contest will include a huge public vote, a 29-hour Pitchathon, and a series of competitive face-to-face workshops.

Mentored for the Keiser University contest under the guidance of Dr. Michael Olsher, Chair of Entrepreneurship and George Stamas, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, the Keiser University Entrepreneurship Society was formed to bring students together to network in an environment where their entrepreneurial ideas and concepts for enterprise can be supported and accelerated, while providing the knowledge and skills necessary to help entrepreneurial dreams become a reality. “We are excited and proud to be a conduit for bringing our students new business ideas to life,” said Olsher, who is also a serial entrepreneur, and a former operating executive for major corporations and start-up businesses.

In addition to providing students the opportunity to participate in entrepreneurial roundtables and pitch competitions, the Keiser University Entrepreneurship Society offers business support, mentoring opportunities, workshops, and training opportunities that focus on intellectual property rights, and more.

Founded by two entrepreneurs 40 years ago, Keiser University highly encourages students and graduates to launch their own companies while being of service and leadership in their communities.  Recently Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor of Keiser University, announced the launch of a Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Flagship Campus. The Center is intended to prepare graduates for entrepreneurship and to reach greater heights in their chosen professions, as many alumni already have.

Mission Juice is a cold pressed juice business with a mission. A mission to do something with purpose for people, and the planet, one juice at a time. It has a range of 4 organic juices providing a donation per product sold, to 4 identified charities. Tackling, 4 of the most pressing issues on the planet. With Mission Juice the color of the juice is coordinated with a cause:

  • The Green Juice will plant trees and tackle deforestation
  • The Pink Juice will contribute to research for cancer cures
  • The Red Juice will feed children and tackle World Hunger
  • The Blue Juice will fund water wells giving clean water to children in developing countries

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