The Future Entrepreneurs Club, a newly formed student
organization, visited SnapRetail in Pittsburgh on November 14, 2013.
SnapRetail, located in the Strip District, is an Internet
start-up company whose Web-based platform gives small independent retailers an
edge on e-mail and social marketing using proven techniques.
Students learned about the company’s history and its approach to help improve the way small retailers interact with customers
Future Entrepreneurs Club Vice President Krutarth Patel said the
trip was very beneficial to the students.
“The opportunity to sit and talk with the COO and 1982 IUP graduate
Suzy Teele was truly impactful,” Patel said. “It provided us with unique
insight into the entrepreneurship landscape and the future outlook of consumer
“Having met some of the staff, it is also fair to recognize
SnapRetail’s reputation of snapping up IUP’s talented young graduates,” Patel
The mission of the
Future Entrepreneurs Club is to help cultivate future entrepreneurs and instill
in them qualities and characteristics that future leaders need.
The organization also allows for networking with current
business owners and provides a forum for students interested in entering the
annual PASSHE Business Plan Competition.
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