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Class E Podcast

The Class–E Podcast hosts conversations with leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship and sheds light on all the amazing accomplishments of students, faculty, and alumni in the Furman University Family.

We strive to help innovative thinkers share their stories, their expertise, and experience in hopes of creating an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our mission is to educate and inspire our listeners to engage in innovative thinking, connect with Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship and launch their own ventures.

Jun 30, 2020

In this episode, Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur in Residence, Derek Pedersen talks with Jon Scott, founder of ScopeStack, an early-stage software platform that helps companies scale the work they perform faster and efficiently. They talk about how to streamline your company’s processes and...

Jun 16, 2020

Libby Phillips of Phillips Family Office shares what they look for when investing in companies. She discusses how you can get your company in the place for investment or to exit.  She also talks about how impact investing has driven her decision-making process as a venture capitalist.

Often pitches fail and Libby tells...

Jun 1, 2020

In this episode, Furman Trustee and Tech Lawyer with Morris, Manning, and Martin, John Yates, talks with hosts Anthony Herrera and Mary Sturgill about how you can expand your connections,  and attract investors.  He explains the steps technology start-ups need to take, and the mistakes they often make when pitching to...