Kellie Nock

Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Intern

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Kellie Nock is a senior journalism major with a women’s studies minor from Cleveland, Ohio. She has experience in print, online and radio journalism. She serves as a blogger for The Burr Magazine at Kent State and a writer/DJ for Black Squirrel Radio, and has previously worked with The Kent Stater and KentWired. Her goal is to create stories that will have an impact and be remembered by readers. 

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What does it take to launch a business? As it turns out, more than just money, time and talent. It takes the right personality. In this week’s Exploradio, entrepreneurship intern Kellie Nock takes a look at the entrepreneurial mindset. 

It takes a lot to be an entrepreneur these days. So, what is the recipe for a successful startup?

The goal of a new startup in Northeast Ohio is to provide adventurers with everything they need for a weekend getaway, ready to go in a backpack.

Jennifer Owens of Brunswick is the founder of CampRents, which will ship you the backpack with necessary items like blankets, water filters and tents.

Owens was inspired on a “bucket list” trip to Yosemite, when she had to buy a bunch of new supplies.

She says lack of experience is always a big obstacle for new backpackers, and having the right gear helps with that.

Cleveland’s startup community received direct feedback on the entrepreneurial ecosystem last week at the Cleveland City Club.

TechStars’ Chris Heivly and team analyzed different aspects of Northeast Ohio’s entreprenuership environment. They analyzed five different categories comprised of culture, density, talent, capital and institutional support. 

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Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University students and recent alums will compete March 15 in the first Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition.

Students in entrepreneurship classes at Case decided which pitches moved forward to the competition. Case entrepreneurship professor Scott Shane says that business accelerators, angel investors and venture capitalists are looking for ideas from students.

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New business creation in Ohio is at historic lows, according to a recent Kauffman Foundation study. With tight credit and increasing student debt, it’s especially hard for millennials to start a business. But in the next installment of Exploradio’s entrepreneurship series, WKSU intern Kellie Nock reports, some millennials are creating new opportunities.

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