SUNY ORANGE STUDENTS TAKE BUSINESS PLANS TO ORANGE COUNTY ACCELERATOR
Summer Sandbox Program Designed to Spark Students' Entrepreneurial Spirit
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. –Two teams of SUNY Orange students are the first groups enrolled in an innovative new three-month Summer Sandbox program unveiled this summer by the Orange County Business Accelerator.
The goal of the program is to encourage the students' entrepreneurial spirit. The students and the program were chronicled in the July 19 edition of the Times Herald-Record.
Earlier this spring, four students from SUNY Orange represented the College and its Business Department in Albany while participating in the 2014 New York State Business Plan Competition at SUNY Albany.
The SUNY Orange foursome (shown above)--comprised of Jennifer Gutierrez (Newburgh), Teuta Ramusevic (Newburgh), Geovana Peralta (New Windsor) and Ezra Kuliszewski (Wallkill)--was one of just five community college groups among the 241 teams that advanced to the statewide competition.
Dubbed "LifeSavers Training" after the name of their proposed business, the four students earned the trip to Albany after winning the biotech/health services category at the regional Business Plan Competition hosted by Marist College in April. In all, six SUNY Orange teams competed at Marist.
The team was advised by SUNY Orange business professors Terree Angerame, Donald Urmston and Josephina Vondras.