Local students have a valuable resource when it comes to learning the ins and outs of business and management – ISTS’ very own Vice President of Operations, Janet Walls.

Walls holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Education, both from Belmont University, and has more than 30 years of financial and operations management experience. Last year, Walls returned to her Nashville-based Alma mater to begin teaching Foundation in Entrepreneurship, a required course for all undergraduates majoring in Business. (In addition to the undergraduate class, Walls teaches two courses in Belmont’s Massey MBA program – Management Consulting and The Human Dimensions of Business.)

Under Walls’ leadership, her FIE students (mostly freshmen and sophomores) recently teamed up to complete their final course project, a Start-up Analysis of an active entrepreneurial venture started within the last five years. The analysis, consisting of a paper and oral presentation, was designed to enhance students’ understanding of entrepreneurship and help them gain deeper insight on their personal entrepreneurial vision and endeavors.

 Making the cut for the project were the following business ventures:

  • Patrick’s Bistreaux – a Cajun and Creole restaurant nestled in the eclectic neighborhood of Berry Hill
  • WannaDo – a digital social enterprise that helps users create and add to their Bucket List
  • See: a•gen•cy – a firm that offers consulting services and talent management

Congrats to all of the talented Belmont undergrads on a job well-done!