ENTP 200 Students Make an Impact

Students in my ENTP 200 – Foundations of Entrepreneurship class had $5.00 and two hours to make as much money as possible.  Students stepped up to the challenge, their ideas were:

  • Selling raffle tickets to win entries to the Reno Santa Crawl
  • Selling grilled cheese and tomato soup in Patterson
  • Selling donuts, churros, and pastries
  • Selling snowballs to throw at a team member
  • Selling raffle tickets for a $30 Starbucks gift card
  • Selling ski tuning services
  • Selling pizza slices

Students quickly learned that identifying target markets and advertising were important.  Students made over $300 in profit, which will be donated to the Pet Network in the name of Gracie Parada.  Gracie is the beloved pet of one of our classmates who passed away last week.

Inspiration for this final project came from the Stanford Design School.


Bryant gets hit with a snowball

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Making grilled cheese and soup

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Pitching pizzas on the sidewalk


Pitch Competition Winners

We heard seven great pitches!  We didn’t envy our judges, Roland Schumann, Warren Kocmond, and Bridge Stuart, in having to make the final decision.


1st place – Jake Bricklin – solar powered cooler



2nd place – Kelly Benson – retail microfinance



3rd place – Grant Furlan – improved spork



All of our Pitch Competition participants and judges

Thank you to everyone who came out to make our first Pitch Competition a success!

Photos courtesy of Danny Kern


Business Pitch Competition Tonight

Students are preparing for the pitch competition tonight in TCES Room in 139/141 at 6:00 p.m. Come out and see students pitch their business ideas to the panel of judges in hopes of walking away with a cash prize!

Want to see where these students are headed?  Here is a video from last year’s business plan participant Forest Jade.

Adjunct Faculty Spotlight: Stacy Taylor

Stacy Taylor came to SNC a little over a year ago and teaches courses in both macroeconomics and microeconomics. Stacy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Washington State University and earned her MBA from Portland State University.

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Prior to joining the Business Department, Stacy had multiple careers in teaching as an “outstanding undergrad,” banking, and international consulting in sales management. Stacy spent the majority of her career, 25 years, in banking, with 11 of those years for Bank of America.

She chose to come to SNC because of our ability to “prepare students for a real and changing world.” Stacy says that “students are going to be in jobs that haven’t been created yet.” She believes that since the world is changing so much, majors aren’t going to matter as much as the ability to critically think through an issue or solve a problem. Stacy came to SNC because of our emphasis on team building, critical thinking, small class sizes, and problem solving.

Much like SNC, Stacy is committed to student learning and transforming students’ lives. She is excited to be a part of a program that helps launch students into the world and loves seeing the growth of the students she teaches. When asked about her classes so far gleaming from ear to ear, Stacy said, “I LOVE THEM!”

Get Ready!

Are you ready for school to start?!?! Your professors are winding down the summer, prepping courses, and getting ready.

Here are a few things you can do to get ready:
Check out the new site to order books. You no longer need to contact your professor to see what book you need!

Register for Moodle courses (notice the new website). All courses should be migrated from the old platform by August 9.

Enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer! Get in your lake and beach time so you’re ready when August 19 comes along.

Student Symposium

Tonight we celebrated student work in all disciplines.

Trevor Jackson, Jake Pollack, and Nick Cahill represented Interdisciplinary Studies well tonight. Jake tied for second place and Nick and Trevor won People’s Choice

Other representatives from Business were:

UrbanFeat – Jaka, Sabrina, Viking, and Marcus

Northern Nevada Studios – Mitch, Jake, and Jarrett

CrazEconomics – Stine

Okanogan – Shane and Brad

Pure Ski Experience – Matea, Luca, and Tea

We are proud of the scholarship and collegiality that all of our students displayed tonight.

SBRM Master Plan Competition

The SBRM Capstone class presented the best of the best tonight. Students have a budget of $65 million to build a ski resort anywhere in North America.

Thank you to the judges:
Brad Wilson, GM Diamond Peak
Mike Mandelin, Mountain Manager Diamond Peak
Jon Slaughter, Director of Marketing Boreal
Andy Johnson, Mountain Safety Manager Heavenly and SNC alum

Sequoia – Carol Wheeler and Alejandro Chernacov

Okanogan – Brad Flora and Shane Elliott

Pioneer – Ryan Moore and Travis Shelton

And the winners are…


Governor’s Cup Results

The results are in!

1st place Mixology Solution Bar – UNLV
3rd place Gymnerate UNLV

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated tonight! Thank you NCET for putting on another great event for our students.

Tea, Luca, and Matea with their BIG CHECK!