Doherty Center News Archives

Innovation Challenge focuses on guiding Elon’s sustainable future

Students from a variety of majors came together March 1-2 for the 2019 Elon Innovation Challenge sponsored by the Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Innovation in Israel: Start-Up Nation class explores Middle Eastern entrepreneurial phenomenon

Through historical site visits and company tours, students grasp the inherent ties between business and culture. 

McMahon publishes 'lean data' research in Organizational Dynamics 

Doherty Emerging Professor of Entrepreneurship Sean McMahon studies importance of ‘lean data’ in management process. 

Elena Kennedy authors case in Organizational Dynamics

The assistant professor of entrepreneurship co-authored a case examining a nonprofit leader’s journey to increase his organization’s earned-revenue streams through effectuation.

Love School of Business student balances school and startup venture 

Henry Collins ’20, co-founder of Rugged Road Outdoors, developed new method for manufacturing coolers.

Two Elon students named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford

The students join a global community of Fellows charged with increasing campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity. 

Elon dedicates Richard W. Sankey Hall

The building dedication during Homecoming offered the opportunity to express gratitude for supporters of the project including Elon parents Jim and Beth Sankey of Charlotte, N.C. The building is named for Jim Sankey's father, a business leader in Canton, Ohio, who passed away in 2013. 

Entrepreneur Kara Goldin says ability to ask 'why' helped drive success

The founder and CEO of Hint Inc., Goldin detailed her path to success during her visit to Elon to deliver the 2018 C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 1. 

hint Inc. founder to deliver C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture

Kara Goldin, named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, will speak to students about managing the risks and rewards of entrepreneurial endeavors.

Love School of Business participates in Academy of Management conference

Research projects authored by Assistant Professors Elena Kennedy, Sean McMahon, Mark Mallon and Matthew Perrigino were shared during the annual meeting for management and organization scholars.

Elon Innovation Challenge highlights student ventures, campus-wide collaboration of faculty and students

The challenge, which began in November with an idea pitch, culminated in April with three teams presenting ventures to a panel of judges.

Doherty Center's WE Do! conference focuses on empowering women entrepreneurs

The WE Do! Women Entrepreneurs for the Greater Good event was hosted by the Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

Elon Innovation Challenge - April 26

Interdisciplinary student teams will present their ventures, competing for a monetary prize.

Mitch Kapor honored with Elon's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership

A Silicon Valley pioneer and investor, Mitch Kapor was presented with the medal at an April 12 ceremony at the Koury Business Center. 

Excellence in Business Leadership: Matt Snow ’18 examines the importance of venture capital networks

The Love Award for Excellence in Business Leadership provided the senior with an opportunity to pursue a research project focusing on the role venture capital networks play in determining a startup’s success.

Doherty Center spearheading trip to annual B Corp Networking event

The Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is organizing the trip for those interested the movement to use business “as a force for good.”

Four Elon students named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford

The students join a global community of Fellows charged with increasing campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity.

Entrepreneur urges students to leverage design, art when innovating in business

Craig Dubitsky, founder of eos products and hello products, offered insights into what has driven his business ventures during the 2017 C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture at Elon on Tuesday, Oct. 24. 

As steel goes up, Elon gathers to dedicate Richard W. Sankey Hall site

Donors and members of the Elon community came together Friday, Oct. 6, to dedicate the site for Sankey Hall and sign a steel plate to be put into place and remain visible once the building is complete. 

Elon’s Doherty Center adopts new name

The Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites participation by students in all Elon University academic programs.

Entrepreneurship professor, alumna publish paper in Organizational Dynamics

Doherty Emerging Professor of Entrepreneurship Sean McMahon and Elon alumna Laura Orr ’16 researched if readers of popular business books perceived the books to be sources of authoritative information, compared to their actual quality.

Elon University bestows its highest honor – the Elon Medallion — upon five

Elon President Leo M. Lambert presented the medallion to five retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university during an event marking the start of a new academic year. The university also recognized four endowed professorships and two longtime professors were named Distinguished University Professors. 

Ernst & Young names Newhall '98 an Entrepreneur of the Year for Maryland

Ashton Newhall '98, a former trustee and the sponsor of the C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture at the Love School of Business, has received the annual entrepreneurial recognition from Ernst & Young. 

The Doherty Center’s Women in Entrepreneurship Conference provides guidance, inspiration and support to women entrepreneurs

Participants heard from successful women and student entrepreneurs at the “W.E. Do! Women Entrepreneurs and Our Stories” event.

B Corp Clinic pairs students with aspiring B Corp companies

Elon students joined students from local universities for a clinic focused on helping local companies improve their environmental and social impact.

Visit to TS Designs provides insight into triple bottom line business model

Eric Henry, president and CEO of TS Designs, discussed with Elon students how his company’s business focuses on people, the planet and profits.

Kennedy presents at Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference

Elena Kennedy, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, shared her research examining the revenue strategies of nonprofit social ventures, focusing on how revenue is earned, allocated and maximized in the face of competing charity and entrepreneurial mindsets. 

Elon students explore entrepreneurship in Washington D.C.

Residents of Elon’s Innovation House met with local entrepreneurs, including an Elon alumnus, to learn about the city’s startup ecosystem.

Louis DeJoy honored with Elon's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership

DeJoy, who built New Breed Logistics into a leading contract logistics solutions provider, was presented with the medal at a March 1 ceremony at the Koury Business Center. 

Four Elon students named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford

The students join a global community of Fellows charged with increasing campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity.

Elon students place in Silicon Valley startup competition

As part of the “Innovation in America” course, students participated in Startup Weekend Bay Area, gaining insight into what it takes to turn ideas into reality.

Elon to honor Louis DeJoy for entrepreneurial leadership

The former CEO of New Breed Logistics will be presented with the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership on March 1 at 5 p.m. in the LaRose Digital Theatre.

Sean McMahon named Doherty Emerging Professor of Entrepreneurship

The professorship is funded by an endowment from Trustee Edward Doherty and his wife, Joan, of Saddle River, New Jersey.

Students display entrepreneurial spirit at Elon Innovation Challenge

Ten teams presented their ideas, innovations and ventures, competing for “best innovation."

Tech exec offers lessons in data-driven entrepreneurship, and 'how to speak search engine'

Christian Ward, executive vice president of partnerships with location data platform Yext, spoke at the Koury Business Center on Sept. 22 as part of the C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture Series. 

Eight full-time faculty members join Love School of Business

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business welcomed new full-time faculty members in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and management information systems.

Love School of Business professors present at Academy of Management meeting

Brian Lyons, Robert Moorman, Elena Kennedy, Rosey Bao and Sean McMahon shared their scholarship during the association’s annual meeting.

New director named for Elon’s entrepreneurship center

The seasoned entrepreneur and entrepreneurship educator will lead the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in its efforts to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem at Elon.

Alexander Julian honored with Elon entrepreneurship medal

The innovative fashion and furniture designer received the award that recognizes entrepreneurs who are leaders in their industry and who exemplify the values of Elon University.

Elon senior wins Charlotte Venture Challenge student category

Madison Tamblyn pitched her venture, MadDogg Heat Sleeve, to angel and venture capital investors during the start-up competition.

Sean McMahon’s article published in Applied Psychology

Research co-authored by the assistant professor of entrepreneurship examines the effects of venture quality information and social information on participants’ willingness to invest in a new venture.

Kevin O’Mara presents on social entrepreneurship panel

The professor of management served as a panelist in a discussion on fostering change-making leaders on campuses.

Sean McMahon’s start-up company featured in Triad Business Journal

The Triad Business Journal recently featured Elon professor Sean McMahon in a story about his new company, Knowtro, a search engine geared toward academic research. 

Valle, O'Mara publish article in Journal of the Academy of Business Education

The professors of management describe a classroom exercise to explore and teach the fundamentals of adaptive project management.

Kevin O’Mara receives Best Paper Award from Academy of Business Research

The professor of management received honors during the society’s spring conference.

Gift from Elon parents to name new facility for Love School of Business expansion

The new Richard W. Sankey Hall, to be located just south of Colonnades Dining Hall, will provide classrooms and learning facilities for students in all academic majors. 

Keeping coffee hotter longer

Elon University senior Madison Tamblyn captured the attention of angel investors when a new invention she created on campus won first place in January’s San Francisco ElevatorPitch entrepreneurship event.

Students with innovative ideas compete in Triple Impact Challenge

Nearly 100 students competed this fall in a contest sponsored by Elon University’s Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Elon Law alumnus Mital Patel recognized as a 2015 Leader in the Law    

Elon Law alumnus Mital Patel L’09 was recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2015 “Leader in the Law” at a Sept. 25 luncheon in Charlotte, NC before an audience of leading lawyers from across the state.

Ian Baltutis '08 wins Burlington mayor election

The accomplished young alumnus and entrepreneur received 55 percent of the vote in city elections held Nov. 3, 2015, propelling him to the top elected position in Alamance County's largest city.