Zoellick Fellowship Finalist Presentations
Oct. 22, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Monday, October 28, the Action Research Center (ARC) will host
the finalist presentations for the Zoellick Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship.
The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Case Study Room of State Farm Hall (1402
Park St., Bloomington).
One finalist will be chosen to receive $1500 to start a business. With the help of
ARC and the Business Administration Department, the selected students will launch
their business by the end of the academic school year.
The finalists and their associated business names are: Josh Wiggs (‘15), Vanessa Macias
(‘14) and Jared Casey (‘15) with “ConvenIT,” Erin Sweeney (‘14) and the American Marketing
Association with “Bloom,” David Myers (‘15), Camden Weber (‘16) and Ross Knezovich
(‘16) with “Titan Green Clean” and Bobby Castillo (‘14) and Miya Thalmann (‘14) with
“West Bloomington Bike Share.”
Each finalist will plan a 7-10 minute presentation that they will “pitch” to the ARC
Tank (similar to the show “Shark Tank”) judges. The presentation will explain their business idea, the community need they
will address, how the business is sustainable and a demonstration of their product/service.
The panelist of judges will include alumnus Todd Zoellick (‘00), founder and president
of TransitPro Logistics and Zoellick Enterprises, LLC, Julie Dobski, owner of Little
Jewels Learning Center, Rene Shaffer, of Mortgage Services III, LLC and Professor
David Marvin, IWU business administration department head.
Earlier this year, Zoellick donated funds to allow the ARC to offer the fellowship
to IWU students. The objective of the fellowship is to have students devise a business
plan that addressed a local, national or global community need or social problem.
Students applied for the fellowship at the end of September, and on October 9, the
finalists for the fellowship were announced.
For any additional information about the Zoellick Fellowship, contact ARC Coordinator
Cameron Blossom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Danielle Kamp ‘15 (309) 556-3181, email@example.com