Student Entrepreneurs Showcase New Business Ideas at First Market Day

From a winery point-of-sale system to duct tape art, and from jewelry sales to a water detection sensor, more than 25 Sonoma State University students are bringing their wide range of talent, passion and concepts to life at the first ever Market Day on April 8.

Market Day, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mt. Everest room in the SSU Recreation Center, is an opportunity for the campus community to see the work of student entrepreneurs and businesses as they showcase and sell their own products, crafts and ideas.

At noon, Robert Brunner, Chief Designer of headphone powerhouse Beats by Dre, will provide attendees with valuable insight and advice on successfully running a business and the process of instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in oneself and in others.

Market Day is open to students, faculty, staff and community members alike, and attendance is free. There will be live music by current SSU students, free food and coffee, and prize giveaways. Simply arrive at the event or join the event on Facebook to stay updated.

The event is organized by Entreprenoma, Sonoma State’s student-run entrepreneurial thinking incubator. Entreprenoma is one element of SSU’s plans to promote on-campus innovation, serving as the support system for like-minded students and offering workshops and networking opportunities, mentoring, and connections to alumni and entrepreneurs.

“Market Day is an exciting opportunity to illuminate the amazingly creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial spirit of SSU,” said Patrick Maloney, the student lead and board director of Entreprenoma. “For faculty, staff and students, it will provide a sense of pride as well as insight into the work of our student body. For community members, it will highlight the value and potential of having SSU as a central part of the North Bay community.”

For more information about Market Day or SSU¹s current entrepreneurial endeavors, contact Kelsey Koon at koon@seawolf.sonoma.edu or visit sonoma.edu/entrepreneurship.