From left, Matt Tesvich, Kelsie Pearson and Jack TerHaar, stand with giant novelty prize checks in Studio 225

Detail Dawgs takes home $10,000 in UGA Entrepreneurship Venture Prize

University of Georgia senior Jack TerHaar liked having a clean car and hated working at his bar job in downtown Athens. That was the inspiration behind Detail Dawgs, TerHaar’s car detailing business and the winner of the UGA Entrepreneurship Program’s third annual Venture Prize Competition.  TerHaar, who studies real estate and finance at the Terry […]

Terry College Entrepreneurship

So you want to start a business?

It begins with an idea. Specifically, an idea designed to solve a problem — something that fills a consumer need. Then comes customer discovery — do others see value in the solution? Once product-market fit is verified, then comes pitching. Lots and lots and lots of pitching — selling the idea to anyone who might […]

Students work around a table at Studio 225, photo shot from above.

Photo Gallery: Truist Immersive Learning Experience

Six teams of Terry College Management Information Systems and FinTech Certificate students spent Oct. 13-14 at UGA’s Studio 225 in an immersive learning experience created and hosted by Truist. Students worked with IT leaders at Truist, IBM, FlowX and Amazon Web Services to help solve technology infrastructure problems. (Photos by Jacob Catibog and Emma Fender)

Students pitch a customer service solution to Truist executives during an immersive learning experience at Studio 225

Terry students work with Truist to mold the future of FinTech

UGA’s Terry College of Business students tackle realistic case studies in their classes every day but recently had the chance to work with IT leaders at Truist, IBM, Amazon Web Services and FlowX.AI to solve real-world challenges facing the banking and financial sectors.

Kelsie Pearson, Moss Davis and Mbeng Juvis pose after pitching at the UGA Idea Acclerator. Davis, in the middle, holds large prize check.

Antigua Threads takes first prize in latest Idea Accelerator

There’s nothing wrong with a white shirt and khakis, but what if you could turn it up a little?  That’s the argument behind Antigua Threads, a handmade belt and bag company co-founded by a University of Georgia public relations student.  “What if the dullest part of your outfit could become the most unique, vibrant and […]

GA Bob Pinckney, director of the UGA Entrepreneurship Program, presents a $10,000 prize check to Hailey Garfinkel (BSFCS '21, MSW '23) and UGA communications student Tyler Lewis after awarding Hailey's Healthy Hangout first prize the UGA Entrepreneurship Program's inaugural Health and Wellness Pitch Competition.

Health and wellness takes center stage

The growth of Hailey’s Healthy Hangout and Garfinkel’s dedication to her mission helped win over judges at the University of Georgia Entrepreneurship Program’s Health and Wellness Pitch Competition on Nov. 8 at Studio 225. Garfinkel and Hailey’s Health Hangout’s executive director Michael Lewis took home the $10,000 grand prize.

Kristen Dunning

Georgia MBA student strikes a deal on Shark Tank

When Kristen Dunning, a Georgia Full-Time MBA student and founder of Gently Soap, launched her sensitive skincare brand in 2021, she made a goal to appear on Shark Tank in 2025.

Photo of the Truist Pitch Deck at UGA's Studio 225 student entrepreneurship center

SEC Student Pitch Competition comes to UGA

From software for reporting sustainability metrics to makeup that can stand up to a day in the gym — students from Southeastern Conference universities are creating business ideas to shape the future.