A Founder’s Story – Lesson #1: Finding Opportunities

This week’s topic seemed fitting given the stage of work in the course – as it’s a time in the process where student’s are continually finding opportunities to create and collaborating on their ideas. Ideas often come from places you’d least expect it. Such as Fueled did. Three years ago I knew nothing about business (heck, I’m still…

Rubber Starts Hitting the Road

Semester 1, Week 4: Ideas are morphing into team projects as we enter the 4th class of the semester. It was a workshop styled class with tips on how to organize and manage a long-term project from Dr. Benton and Dr. Gabriel. Main Tips for Project Management: Developing a home base for the project through a…

The Day Polyface Farms Stopped By

Semester 1, Week 3: Having the opportunity to hear Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms speak about operating a biocentric farm and navigating the marketplace was inspiring and surreal. Located only 30 miles south of JMU on roughly 550 acres in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley the science and systems of nature are dictating the…