Thinc Week events to promote entrepreneurship, innovation

March 17th, 2016 Contact: Sheri Worthy  |  706-542-4877  | More about Sheri

Thinc Week, week-long celebration of innovation aimed at showcasing examples of entrepreneurial success at UGA, begins on Monday, March 28.

FACS is among the many colleges that will be represented during the week.

The first FACS-oriented event, set for March 29, will include a panel of five alumni will who have been featured in the 2016 Bulldog 100 list, each with their own experience in developing and maintaining a small business.

Panelists are Chase Lawrence of College Town Properties; Daniel Stewart of Wier/Stewart; Deanne Russo of Vickery Financial; and Sarah Kathryn Walmsley of Eight at Eight Dinner Club and One on One Matchmaking.

The Bulldog 100 panelists will participate in two afternoon sessions in the Miller Learning Center. FACS graduate and Alumni Award winner Debbie Phillips will moderate the first panel, while financial planning, housing and consumer economics department head Sheri Worthy will serve as moderator for the second discussion.

Also on March 29, FACS will present the “Innovator/Entrepreneur” panel discussion featuring several FACS grads, including Ryan Kelly, president and CEO of Terrapin Blue; Elizabeth Hutcheson, owner and president of Elizabeth Hutcheson Designs; Jennifer Duvall, CEO and founder of Jenny Sue Makeup; and Des Williams of Founder Legacy Landscapes.

FACS grad Camille Kesler will serve as moderator.

On Friday, April 1 FACS Extension Agent Kathryn Holland will present “Starting a home-based business.” This four-hour event will include lunch, and attendees will gain insight on the first steps toward starting a business.

Contact Paula Moon ( if you are interested in attending this event, as seating is limited and registration is required.

For a full list of UGA Thinc. Week events, click here.

FACS-sponsored Thinc Week events

Tuesday, March 29

FACS Alumni Entrepreneurs: Bulldog100 Winners, Miller Learning Center, room 102

12:30-1:45 p.m. Moderator: Dr. Debbie Phillips

2-3:30 p.m. Moderator: Dr. Sheri Worthy

FACS Innovator/Entrepreneur Panel, Pharmacy Building, Rm. 120, 3:30-5 p.m.

Friday, April 1

Starting Your Home-Based Business, Tate Center, Rm. 142, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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