The Columbia College Steve and Barbara Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to present ’Trep Week 2016 set for April 21-27. This week will celebrate entrepreneurship on campus and in the Columbia community with several different events, highlighted by the student pitch competition on April 25 that will feature eight Columbia College students vying for $10,000 in prize money to help kick start their businesses.

“This series of events we are hosting is designed to highlight entrepreneurship in Columbia and showcase our students and their innovative concepts,” Raja Bhattacharya, director of Entrepreneurship for the Fishman Center said. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the entrepreneurial community to come out and be a part of the events we have planned.”

’Trep Week is sponsored by Fresh Ideas Food Service Management, Johnston and Associates, and Hawthorn Bank. Below is a complete schedule of events for the week, all of which are free and open to the public.

’Trep Week Schedule

Start-Ups Social Mixer

Thurs., April 21 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fishman Center – Kirkman House


Women in Entrepreneurship Luncheon Discussion Panel

Sat., April 23 – 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Banquet Room, Dulany Hall

RSVP at www.ccis.edu/WomeninEntrepreneurship


Student Business Pitch Competition

8 students> 8 ideas > $10,000

Mon., April 25 – 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bixby Lecture Hall, Brouder Science Center


1 Million Cups

Wed., April 27 – 9:00 a.m.

REDI downtown incubator

*** Contact the Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship with event questions at (573) 875-3175 or fishmancenter@ccis.edu.