HUNTINGTON — What does it take to be an entrepreneur?
Take risks. Face failure. Keep your eye on the problem. Find a solution that people need. Research the numbers.
These would all be correct answers on a quiz for students studying entrepreneurship. For a small group of Marshall University undergraduate and graduate students, they were the hands-on steps put into practice as they worked through a 12-week pilot program preparing them to go before investors to discuss funding for their ideas.
The pilot program is called Jewel City Jumpstart. It is an initiative aided by Appalachian Regional Commission funding and supported by Appalachian Investors Alliance, Tri-State Angel Investment Group (TSAIG), Lawrence Economic Development Corp. and EPIC Mission, and…