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Our Mission

The Department of Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU seeks to equip its creatively minded students with entrepreneurial skills so that they increase their chances of sustainable income and so that graduates serve as the principle driving force Continue reading

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Interview with Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell is the founder of The Campbell Agency, a premiere model and talent Nancy-Campbell-3-editagency in Dallas, TX.

Q: When you decided that you wanted to pursue the entrepreneurship path, was their something like a calling that caused you to do so?

 

A:  I’d always been in this business. I was an actor for 8 years and I worked in production as well.  What actually started it was I got married and 6 months later my husband suggested it. He actually gave me the idea and I thought, “oh what the heck”, I was 28 and you have no challenges at 28, you can do anything.  So I started with a wing Continue reading

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Interview with Sammy Abdullah

Background
Sammy is the founder of the Dallas Angel network and has a degree in Business from The University of Texas at Austin – The Red McCombs School of Business.

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What are Dallas Investors looking for?

I’m going to be honest with you, in Dallas, investors Continue reading

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Interview with Trey Bowles

Background
Trey Bowles is a serial entrepreneur who had his start in the realm of media technology and is now the co-founder and CEO of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. Trey has a BA in Marketing from Baylor University and is also an Adjunct Professor at SMU, teaching and developing Art Entrepreneurship courses.

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What is your advice for young entrepreneurs?

“Good ideas are a dime a dozen, what sets you apart is intitative”

What should college students know?

“How easy they’ve got it. Comparitively, the responsilbilties of most college students couldn’t hold a candle to those of working adults. You might go to class 18hrs a week, where as I’ve got team members working that many hours in a day.”

What is your vision for SMU and Dallas?

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Interview with Gihan Amarasiriwardena

Background
Gihan is a young entrepreneur from Amherst, Massachusetts who has his own online clothing store called Ministry of Supply. Gihan graduated from M.I.T. in 2011 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Gihan claims that his call to entrepreneurship was when he realized Continue reading

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Interview With Brittany Harrington

What is the name of your business and what do you do/sell? 

I’m a member of a chamber group called the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet, LLC. We perform a variety of musical shows Continue reading

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Interview With Ekaterina Kouznetsova

What is the name of your business and what do you do/sell?

Ekaterina Photography. I am a freelance photographer specializing in fashion/editorial photography and fine arts photography. Most of my earnings come from Continue reading

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Interview With Hilary Wallace

What is the name of your business and what do you do/sell?

I have three businesses right now: Art by Hilary Wallace, Hilary Wallace Photography, and Custom Shoes by Hilary Wallace. Art by Hilary Wallace is a compilation of the artwork I have made since high school. This includes personal work and schoolwork. Hilary Wallace Photography consists of Continue reading

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