Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Sawyer Sparks

October 28, 2012

Major: Agricultural Economics  


•Launched Soy-YerDough in 2008 [a gluten-free, non toxic modeling compound aimed at children with allergies, previously known as Soy-Doh]
•Has sold over $80,000 containers – customers include the National Geographic Museum
•Broke ground for a 6,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in his home town in Spring 2010
•Purchases all materials within US
•Appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank & participated in Elevator Pitch Competition, IEDC Collegiate Bootcamp
•Other businesses[Greene BioFuels, S&T Feeds, BioBLINGSunSpa]  

Testimonial: “The Certificate Program has given me the opportunity to hone my entrepreneurial skills.  There’s always someone offering great advice.” 

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