benja: Andrew Chapin

benja: Andrew Chapin

The Original Idea: benja Ephecom, the original name of benja, was meant to describe the original startup idea: ephemeral ecommerce. While the name didn't catch up, the idea did. The Tindr interface gave Andrew and his co-founder, Tommy Goode, the idea to combine the...

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Welcome to Generation E Radio!

Welcome to Generation E Radio!

Welcome to the first very episode of Generation E Radio, Whiteboard Youth Venture's new podcast station. Each week, Whiteboard founder Frank Pobutkiewicz will be sitting down with real entrepreneurs who have started real companies that make real money. The...

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New Whiteboard Company: Kickback Pants

New Whiteboard Company: Kickback Pants

Whiteboard Youth Ventures alumnus Adam Lorenz-Kruk, currently in his freshman year at the Eisenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the founder of Kickback Pants and has been accepted into the Whiteboard Launch Program. Kickback Pants...

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Our mission is to empower, support, and develop students as they begin their journeys as entrepreneurs and founders.

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All Whiteboard Programs are skill-based experiential education programs. During your time with us, we will stress exploring and developing transferable, hard skills that will be beneficial to your academic and professional careers.

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All of our students are provided with support networks of mentors, business coaches, alumni, and experts. We have worked for years to cultivate a network of professionals who share a common commitment to student success.

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