Students in the UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) are no strangers to entrepreneurial culture. From participating in service-learning classes like Cornerstone to competing in competitions like The Joust New Venture Challenge, fostering entrepreneurship is one of the key platforms of the college. On Friday, April 3, 2015, students will engage in another provocative #UCFBizChat on Twitter with someone who is an example of how that culture changes lives.
UCF graduate Dean Caravelis, ’02 & ’03, will testify to the challenges of acting as one’s own boss and the perks of being an entrepreneur. After leaving his position as a marketing executive in 2008, Caravelis started his own marketing company, Blezoo Promotional Products. Blezoo supplies companies with promotional items and branded apparel to generate brand recognition and loyalty. Products range from tees to tumblers, and Blezoo claims to carry “promotional products from A to Z.”
Caravelis was presented with the Entrepreneurial Alumni Award at the 16th Annual UCF Business Hall of Fame Award Banquet on February 26, 2015. Blezoo has stood the test of time after more than seven years in business, and Caravelis’ insights will be invaluable to students.