Maybe what it takes to be the “biggest boss,” a.k.a Rick Ross, can be taught after all.
Aug 22, 2023
Maya Ray is what we call post-grad goals. During her time as a college student, the Gen Z entrepreneur brainstormed a business idea that would have her financially set post-grad. A month after graduating from Georgia State University, the alumna launched FYC Vending — a vending machine company — which has generated $119,000 in sales, according to Business Insider.
Jun 13, 2022
Ludacris will be receiving an official salute this upcoming spring. According to a press release, award-winning producer and Grammy award-winning artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges will be awarded an honorary degree of Science in Music Management at Georgia State University for his philanthropic efforts and commitment to its students. The feat was made official by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on Wednesday, April 13. “This is a dream come true for me,” said Ludacris, according to a press release. “Georgia State helped me get my start and I am so honored and excited to share this milestone with the world.” Ludacris’ journey at Georgia State began in the 1990s before making his splash in entertainment. Returning to his roots, Ludacris became an artist-in-residence in 2019. While serving in this position, he mentored students and worked alongside Creative Media Industries Institute professors, “focusing on entrepreneurship in the music and film industries.” What’s...
Apr 18, 2022
Music, acting, reality TV, adult toys, and fashion—there are only a few industries that Kandi Burruss hasn’t touched. And she continues to reinvent and open new streams of income. Now, her business acumen will be the focus of a new course at Georgia State University, the institution announced. This fall, Professor Mo Ivory will offer Georgia State Law students a chance to study Burruss’ entrepreneurial moves. Ivory will guide law students through the deals and contracts that have built Burruss’ brand. Students will also role-play contract negotiations and hear from key players in her career, including her mother, attorneys, manager, and more. “I chose Kandi because she has an amazing career, which spans every aspect of the entertainment industry from music, television and live performance to licensing, apparel and more,” Ivory said. “She handles her business and it shows with her success, but all the while she’s completely approachable and willing to share her lessons learned. I...
Aug 17, 2020