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Spigot, Inc. Judges FGCU Entrepreneurial Contest Virtually!

Six Spigot, Inc. employees got the awesome opportunity a few weeks ago to judge the FGCU Entrepreneurial contest. Typically, this contest is held in the Emergent Technology Institute Building in a Shark Tank format – but due to Covid, students pre-recorded their pitches and sent them to us virtually. Although we did miss being in the classroom and meeting the students face to face – we still had fun!

FGCU has an amazing program for young adults with a passion and drive to be an Entrepreneur called, The Runway Program. According to their website, The FGCU Runway Program is a free business incubator open to students and alumni that are accepted into the program. Currently located off campus at the FGCU Emergent Technologies Institute Building, participants have access to two 1,300 ft2 shared work spaces, computers, cameras, audio equipment, design and development software, and regular mentoring fromt heir expert faculty, staff, and community startup coaches.

Participants are required to regularly meet with assigned Runway Program Advisers to receive feedback on ideas and progress, in addition to setting goals towards launching their venture. The Runway Program follows the Lean Start-Up methodology. Participants identify and validate the existence of a problem or opportunity, and then develop solutions and a plan that they can test on real people. At the end of the 16-week program, student participants have the opportunity to pitch for equity-free seed funding to launch their businesses.

Spigot, Inc.’s involvement with FGCU, specifically the Entrepreneurial college has been extremely beneficial for both our business and their students. 1/4 of Spigot, Inc. employees are FGCU Alumni and we are looking forward to judging more contests and continuing to hire students!

If you are looking to work for a company with an entrepreneurial mind-set we’d love to speak with you! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Entrepreneurial Students Were Inspired by Spigot, Inc President, Ryan Stephens

Ryan Stephens, President of Spigot Inc spoke to aspiring entrepreneurial students again at Florida Gulf Coast University. This class, led by Reid Lennertz, Director of FGCU Career Development Services was very engaged and inquisitive. Hands raised across the room when Professor Lennertz asked if there were any questions. One student who was so intrigued by the Spigot, Inc story stopped by the office after he completed his day at the college. Ryan sat down with him and other colleagues to learn more about him and his interests. He was also given a tour of the office by our new Executive Recruiter, Shayna Paolucci!

Professor Lennertz invited Ryan back for his future classes and also sent Spigot, Inc and Ryan a nice thank you. “Once again, Ryan Stephens, President of Spigot, Inc was a guest lecturer in our Entrepreneurship course. The students really enjoyed hearing about his experiences of building an innovative company. We are fortunate to have a successful executive in our community who is willing to share his expertise with our students!”

Spigot, Inc stays involved with FGCU Career Development Services, as they are a huge benefit for students who are preparing to launch their career. Ryan has spoken to numerous classes at the college and this certainly will not be the last. Spigot, Inc also participates in career fairs hosted by FGCU, meeting students who are eager to become interns in a fast paced environment where they can learn onsite and possibly grow into a full time position.

If you feel like you have the drive and passion to launch your career in a start up environment, send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Spigot Inc Fort Myers Hosted Students Majoring in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship at FGCU

Ryan Stephens, President of Spigot, Inc hosted students from Florida Gulf Coast University today at our Fort Myers office. These aspiring entrepreneurs, who are currently enrolled in the class ‘launching your own business’ at FGCU had an engaging conversation, tour of the office and a glimmer in their eyes.

The Lutgert College of Business launched the program in 2014 and quietly opened its entrepreneurship program to all students at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. “Beginning Fall 2017, students in ANY college can declare an interdisciplinary major in Entrepreneurship.

FGCU is the only school in the state university system offering a full entrepreneurship degree, featuring eight entrepreneurship courses. As a non-business major, the proposed program will be centered on establishing partnerships with other departments throughout the university to promote campus-wide entrepreneurship.”

Spigot, Inc stays involved with FGCU Career Development Services, as they are a huge benefit for students who are preparing to launch their career. Ryan Stephens has spoken to numerous classes at the college. Spigot, Inc also participates in career fairs hosted by FGCU, meeting students who are eager to become interns that later could grow into a full time position.

If you feel like you have the drive and passion to launch your career in a start up environment, send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.