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Class is in Session: Bringing Back Creativity

Our two courageous summer interns have deep passion for all things creativity. Building on their experiences in and out of the classroom, Lizzie and Turner decided to dig in to learn more. Follow along as Turner interviews David Eyman and Jim Friedman, two creativity professors from Miami University’s Institute for Entrepreneurship. For the last 10 […]


Dennis Furia is an Innovation & Growth Strategist at The Garage Group, and was a marketer at Procter & Gamble from 2011 to 2016 Making the switch from a large company to a startup has been a huge adventure for me. In many cases, the training and experience I got at P&G has been a […]

Entrepreneur Spotlight: How Alisa Smith Elevates Women Entrepreneurs through The Beehive Podcast

Alisa Ivory Smith loves stories, understanding what motivates people, learning about different industries and products, and making connections. All of those attributes add up to The Beehive, a podcast in which she interviews women entrepreneurs from all over the world. We sat down with Alisa to understand a bit more about her podcast, and the […]

Entrepreneurship Educator Spotlight: Mark Lacker

Mark Lacker does everything with purpose, whether it’s to learn from something or to contribute to something. He’s the last person in the world to brag about himself, but his students and colleagues know just how much of an educating powerhouse he is. As the current Miami University Alumni Association Effective Educator of the Year […]

Corporate Innovator Spotlight: Sunish Oturkar

Sunish Oturkar describes himself as an “engineer turned business leader via Harvard Business School with a passion for technology, sustainable growth, and impacting communities.” From launching technology-based marketing innovations that helped brands like Budweiser and Bud Light keep their foothold in the beverage industry, to developing firmware for the iPod Nano, Sunish has had a […]