ECU Team Places 3rd at BB&T Leadership Symposium

Great news from the Miller School of Entrepreneurship!

Beyond Tutoring, LLC Matt McCall & Katie Thomas

The team Beyond Tutoring, LLC, comprised of Matt McCall and Katie Thomas, placed 3rd at the BB&T Leadership Symposium recently held at the Institute for Emerging Issues on the campus of NC State University. Their team competed with 14 teams from universities across North Carolina and was awarded a $2,000 cash prize for their business idea pitch.  Additionally, last November, Beyond Tutoring, LLC, finished in the top three at the Greenville Discovery Forum competition that was co-sponsored by the College of Business and held on the campus of ECU.

McCall, an ECU engineering student, and Thomas, his business partner, worked hard to refine their presentation and their recent win emphasizes the reach the Miller School of Entrepreneurship has across campus when working with students from other disciplines. McCall offered his thanks by stating, “The symposium was an unforgettable experience for Katie and myself… thank all of you for your help thus far. You’ve all gone above and beyond your roles as our mentors, and helped make this possible. We’re excited to continue moving forward after this success and glad that we have such incredible support from the College of Business, Miller School of Entrepreneurship, SBTDC, Greenville SEED, Office of Technology Transfer, and others!”

As a side note – last year, it was also an ECU team (FreshSpire) who was the $10,000 Grand Prize winner of the competition.  It’s safe to say that College of Business and the Miller School have been well represented at this annual statewide competition whose key objective is to inspire, support, and develop young social entrepreneurs and innovators across North Carolina.

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