DocuWrx CEO Judges Knox College StartUp Term Presentations
During the Spring Trimester of 2017, students participated in Knox College StartUp Term, a program designed specifically for students who aspire to open their own businesses after graduation. StartUp Term offers students practical experience in the entrepreneurial process, from developing a business plan to pitching their final product to potential investors.
Over the past 10 weeks, teams of Knox students have worked to transform their original business concepts into real services and products. These students are forced to tackle a wide range of responsibilities, including building and maintaining a project website, developing their own product, evaluating potential markets, and connecting with suppliers and customers. They must also compile financial projections and take care of administrative tasks like ordering business cards, opening bank accounts, etc. At the end of the 10-week term, students will make a final pitch to a panel of judges that includes Knox alumni and local entrepreneurs. Some groups even continue to operate their businesses after the program is over.
On May 26th, DocuWrx CEO, Eric Miller, will make his way back to his alma mater to judge the Knox College StartUp Term Teams’ final presentations. Excited to head back to his Alma Mater, Miller states, “StartUp Term at Knox College is an amazing opportunity for students to live through the real-world challenge of starting a business and figuring out how to make it viable. As a Knox College alumnus and a business owner, I am honored to come back to share my insight and experience with future entrepreneurs.” This will be Eric’s second time judging Knox College StartUp Term presentations and he hopes to take part in many more in the future. Not only does Mr. Miller participate in campus events, he has taken on multiple Knox College interns and has employed Knox College graduates as well.