"Blugold Brains, Blugold Beans UWEC entrepreneurial students bring new coffee brand to EC" - VolumeOne

Bradley Johnson

Last fall, a simple suggestion sparked an initiative to create a UW-Eau Claire brand of coffee. In the span of a single year, that idea has evolved into a thriving young company called Blugold Roast. During last year’s UW-Eau Claire Entrepreneurship Week, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) President Tyler Anderson attended a talk by Jim Stewart, the founder of Seattle’s Best Coffee. Inspired by Stewart’s speech, he and fellow CEO students decided to take on the coffee industry. “Something as simple as coffee can bring the spirit of Eau Claire’s entrepreneurial community together.” – Tyler Anderson, Blugold Roast Stewart connected the CEO with...

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'Students bring Blugold Roast coffee business to UW-Eau Claire campus' - Chippewa Valley Post

Bradley Johnson

By Judy Berthiaume, UW-Eau Claire Integrated Marketing and Communications Department Life is about to get even better for Blugolds who love both their coffee and their university, thanks to a team of UW-Eau Claire entrepreneurial students. Blugold Roast coffee — special organic blends created for a newly established student-run coffee business — will be offered at UW-EC special events this fall, and soon will be available for purchase online. Eventually, the students hope to sell the coffee on campus. Students in the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization in collaboration with the university’s Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program established Blugold Roast and will run the business....

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'Fledgling student business unveils coffee blends' says The Spectator

Bradley Johnson

"UW-Eau Claire entrepreneurial students launch Blugold Roast, debut product line-up at College of Business 50th Anniversary Bash"

- Andee Erickson, Projects Editor
October 5, 2016

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'Students bring Blugold Roast coffee business to campus'

Bradley Johnson

'Students in the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization in collaboration with the UW-Eau Claire Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program established Blugold Roast and will run the business'

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'COFFEE CUPPING EVENT SELECTS BLUGOLD ROAST' - STARTUP CURRENT

Bradley Johnson

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s local student-led chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) held a coffee cupping event recently to select soon to be announced Blugold Roast coffee. Blugold Roast brew and beans will be sold on campus in the Davies Center Snack Shack this fall. It will also be available for purchase online, for the community as well as alumni throughout the U.S. UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt, and Resident District Manager and Executive Chef of Blugold Dining, Christian Wise, and a small group of faculty, staff and students tasted and rated the coffee selections provided by Alan Krohnke...

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"Campus organization launches online coffee business" - Spectator News

Bradley Johnson

The UW-Eau Claire Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization is launching a new coffee business called Blugold Roast this fall. Founded in 1997, the national organization’s goal is to give students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs the opportunities, resources and connections they need to further pursue their entrepreneurial career. According to the organization’s website, CEO currently supports over 200 colleges in over 43 states nationwide. Each college having their own chapter or section within the organization. The diverse entrepreneurial community equips students with the knowledge and support to help start businesses through conferences, chapter activities and CEO events. Graduating senior and member...

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