Entrepreneurs in the making

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    The center is housed in a 1,700-square-foot, contemporarily designed space and features chairs, desks and tables where students can meet to discuss business ideas with fellow entrepreneurs and mentors.

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    Students participating in the center’s Startup Accelerator program have access to their own desk, left, for one year. The center also has a meeting room for students to meet with clients and other entrepreneurs.

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    Entrance to the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship located on the second floor of Raley Hall.

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    Gabriel Arrandt, a student entrepreneur, sells furniture made from used skateboards in BootstrAPPs, Appalachian’s student-run store. “BootstrAPPs has definitely been a learning experience and has taught me a lot about patience. It has given me a first-hand experience of what it means to be an entrepreneur and I know it will help me grow as a businessman,” he said.

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    Paul Martin, a junior international business major, participates in the Dale Tweedy Mentorship Program. His mentor, Andrew Loos, runs a marketing firm in California. “What I have with Andrew is an apprenticeship. He isn’t just telling me how to run a business, he is teaching me. This program has definitely taken me to where I need to be in regards to being a successful entrepreneur,” Martin said.

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    Clothing, purses and furniture are a few of the items sold by student entrepreneurs at BootstrAPPs.

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