To submit your application and/or questions please contact Abbey Archer-Rierson at 620-242-0439 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of the most recent students who have received the Horizon Fund:
Lara Neher, senior, Grundy Center, Iowa: Neherly New Restorations: from Retired to Restored – Refinished and restored antiques.
Jordyn Lipe, freshman, Hutchinson, Kan.: The Dog Bowl – a coffee kiosk in the Student Union basement that would also sell baked goods.
Tyler Frazier, freshman, Quapaw, Okla.: Cookies, cupcakes and small cakes
Tiffany Fraser, freshman, Georgetown, Texas, and Willie Stockton, freshman, Manhattan, Kan.: Golden Prom – Event for disabled and special education students in the community to have a formal dance and dinner. Two with the Tude – Bringing puppies to campus the week of finals to relieve stress.
Spencer Mahurt, sophomore, Carrollton, Texas: Flyboycompany – Website to sell his unique instrumental music.
Alexandra Moore, freshman, Junction City, Kan.; Abby Trenkle, freshman, Haysville, Kan.; Kylie Sanchez, freshman, Wichita, Kan.; Ashley Schweizer, freshman, Sterling, Kan.: Food for You – A venture to make meals, desserts and snacks for the campus community to meet allergy needs or just meet a specific craving.
Tyler Henning, sophomore, Sedgwick, Kan.: Marvelous Metal LLC – Metal-shaping company specializing in tin art, creations from old license plates and automotive repair. Henning plans to donate 15 percent of profits to charity.
Nathan Hermes, freshman, Wichita, Kan., and Kylesse Simmons, freshman, Topeka, Kan.: Hype Entertainment – inspire young and diverse entertainers to explore their talent and support them as they work to expand a following.
Dominque Clemmons, freshman, Wichita, Kan.: Live & Direct – A DJ Company expanding with professional sound and lighting equipment.
Christopher Barnes, junior, Los Angeles, Calif.: automatic mail alert system
Ashley Frankenbery, sophomore, Benton, Kan.: Pre-professional Club.
Micro-grants of just $500 through the college’s Horizon Fund have made a significant difference in the lives of enterprising MC students.
See what Horizon Fund students are doing
A listing of websites, articles, blogs and other resources that focus on entrepreneurship.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
President Schneider is interviewed by KWCH (CBS) about the $1.2 million anonymous gift to entrepreneurship initiative.
Dr. Betsy Gatewood talks about the Entrepreneurship Fellow position and entrepreneurship at McPherson College.
President Michael Schneider introduces the Horizon Fund initiative to help fund students who have original entrepreneurial ideas.