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Four Penn students selected for Startup Moxie

Penn students, from left, Luke Carlton, Nick Padrnos, Michael Feeley and Conner Buell have been selected to participate in the entrepreneurial Startup Moxie program.
Penn students, from left, Luke Carlton, Nick Padrnos, Michael Feeley and Conner Buell have been selected to participate in the entrepreneurial Startup Moxie program.

Congratulations to these young men on their acceptance into the Startup Moxie program for the 2018-2019 school year. This is a transformative experience, one in which students will become self-reliant, goal-oriented individuals who will feel empowered to begin their own venture. This program provides the opportunity for students to learn through real-life experiences.

 

Startup Moxie is a year-long, four-credit high school course with college dual accreditation through Ivy Tech for Entrepreneurship 101 & 105. The class meets in local businesses and changes locations throughout the year.

 

Each student in the Startup Moxie Program will be paired up with a mentor from the St. Joseph County business community. Mentors help students immerse themselves in real-life learning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes. The student selection process is a defined process in which students submitted a written request for admission, letters of recommendation and complete an entrepreneurial profile.