|SSU to host Market Day for student businesses April 8
Sonoma State University will host its first-ever Market Day on Tuesday, April 8.
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Student Center ballroom will be filled with student businesses, each with their own table to showcase and sell their products and ideas to their fellow students, as well as alumni, faculty, and members of the community.
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 and community members alike, and attendance is free. There will be live music by current SSU students, free food and coffee and prize giveaways.
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 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.”