Welcome!

News Feed Item

Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship Opens at ASU

New Student Resource Inspires Business Growth

HICKORY, N.C., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A flurry of hope is stirring in the mountains of North Carolina with the grand opening of an educational center that promotes the transformation of today's entrepreneurial-minded students into tomorrow's emerging business leaders. Appalachian State University and Transportation Insight will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship on November 9 at the University's Walker College of Business. 

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111012/MM85123LOGO )

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the center Friday morning to kick off Appalachian's 10th Annual Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit. The Summit is expected to have over 600 students, faculty and community members in attendance. Students will have the opportunity to interact with more than 60 business owners from around the United States and learn from their experiences owning, operating and selling a business.

Transportation Insight is a global third-party logistics (3PL) provider that has been recognized for exemplifying an enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit. The company has been honored by Inbound Logistics Magazine as one of the Top 100 3PLs in America and by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the United States for the last five years in a row. With a desire to foster collegiate entrepreneurship, Transportation Insight hopes the new center will help students achieve their dream of owning a business.

"Small businesses and startups will likely be the lifeblood of our economic growth for years to come," says Transportation Insight CEO Paul Thompson, who will be speaking at the Summit. "Teaching young people today how to be more successful in a business launch and giving them the opportunity to be an entrepreneur from the beginning should be one of the fastest-growing disciplines in college and we are happy to see that ASU has embraced that."

"Our goal is to help facilitate student entrepreneurs in starting businesses," says Heather Dixon-Fowler, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. "But beyond that, we see our role as developing an entrepreneurial mindset across campus, in terms of promoting creativity, innovation and creating an opportunity-oriented way of thinking among our student body."

The 1,700 square foot space housed in Raley Hall will include four offices, a student lounge, meeting area and incubator office space to support students trying to launch their own businesses. The Center for Entrepreneurship creates a sense of community that accentuates the innovative mindset. The Entrepreneurship Club at ASU has already doubled in membership, and the new space will spur this growth, providing a physical place to congregate, exchange ideas and cultivate opportunities.

"This center helps us reach phase two – high visibility, growth and new programming," says Dixon-Fowler. "Having a collaborative space is extremely important in taking the center to the next level in what we are able to provide."

The Grand Opening not only marks a new phase for the Center for Entrepreneurship, but also makes a significant move in embracing the entrepreneurship trend seen throughout the United States today.

"There are more people entering college now thinking about the possibility of being a business owner than there were 25 years ago," Thompson says. "I believe some university systems are behind the curve in providing educational support and a platform for that, so I applaud ASU for being a leader in the educational system in North Carolina by making this one of their top five focal areas."

About Transportation Insight, LLC

Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.2 billion in supply chain spend under management. For over a decade, the 3PL has helped companies improve profitability and competitive advantage by providing customized supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight offers a co-managed logistics form of 3PL, carrier sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) applications and business intelligence. Additional competencies include international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials.

For more about Transportation Insight, visit www.transportationinsight.com.

Contact: 
Lisa Santos Farley,
Manager - Marketing & Public Relations,   
Email: [email protected], Phone: 828-485-5000

SOURCE Transportation Insight

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will share examples from a wide range of industries – includin...
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Get deep visibility into the performance of your databases and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. You can't get application performance without database performance. Give everyone on the team a comprehensive view of how every aspect of the system affects performance across SQL database operations, host server and OS, virtualization resources and storage I/O. Quickly find bottlenecks and troubleshoot complex problems.
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2017 New York The 7th Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flo...
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
With 15% of enterprises adopting a hybrid IT strategy, you need to set a plan to integrate hybrid cloud throughout your infrastructure. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steven Dreher, Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, discussed how to plan for shifting resource requirements, overcome challenges, and implement hybrid IT alongside your existing data center assets. Highlights included anticipating workload, cost and resource calculations, integrating services on both sides...
Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
"We are the public cloud providers. We are currently providing 50% of the resources they need for doing e-commerce business in China and we are hosting about 60% of mobile gaming in China," explained Yi Zheng, CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...