TWC & JAYSEC Technologies Partner

Posted on: September 1, 2010

Students in Dan Fisher's Entrepreneurship class will get a hands-on education Apprentice style by partnering with Jaysec Technologies of Athens.

Students in TWC's entrepreneurship class will now receive hands-on experience Apprentice style through a new partnership between the College and Jaysec Technologies, Inc., a software solution company which targets the Durable Medical Equipment industry and is headquartered in Athens, Tenn.

According to Dr. Martha Maddox, associate dean of business administration, and Dan Dillon, president of Jaysec Technologies, Inc., the venture will bring together members of the business community, including venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, TWC students and TWC faculty.

Members of the entrepreneurship class (BA 425) have been divided into two teams – Alpha and Beta. Jaysec Technologies is viewing expansion of its nationwide marketing effort for the year 2011 and each team will devise a complete, formal business plan and present it to the company. Students will work with Jaysec's chief operating officer, John Slautterback, as well as other employees of the company. Dan Fisher, adjunct professor of business administration, is the instructor of the class and will also supervise the project.

Members of Team Alpha are Laura Swallows, Ransom Coslett and Thomas Harris. Team Beta members are Lauren Brown, Chelsey Bain, Amy Jo Castor and Tyler Letner. Each team will present their business plans on November 23 at 2 p.m. Judged by Dillon, Slautterback and three additional local business leaders, each member of the winning team will be awarded a $200 cash prize.

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