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Congratulations to Entrepreneurial Student Rachel Paule

RachelWe are excited to send BIG congratulations to Entrepreneur student Rachel Paule, this year’s recipient of the Leonard and Betty Blount Scholarship.

We first met Rachel at our 3 Day Startup in February. Teams voted on business ideas they found interesting. Three potential fashion apps were combined into one team. Rachel’s fashion app helps users determine what to wear based on a database of what they own, where they are going, and the current weather report. This app became known as Sweater Weather.

Although Sweater Weather did not win the 3DS competition, Rachel reached out to the Georgia Southern Incubator for guidance. Rachel and her team are developing the fashion app. Rachel and the Sweater Weather team has great resources for app development and coding. The problems with development began with creating a database of clothing. The Incubator team helped find potential companies with basic clothes such as t-shirts, shorts, long sleeved, or pants rather than focusing on brands. Still, issues arose in trying to make connections for rights to use photographs of the clothing.

The incubator team then worked to connect Rachel with indie clothing designer and Georgia Southern alumni, Emily Bargeron. Emily owns Mamie Ruth and was excited about the opportunity to help Rachel with her Sweater Weather database.

Rachel is still pursuing the Sweater Weather app and is hopeful to start beta testing in 2015.

Rachel is also the President of the Georgia Southern Service Learning Advisory Board. She has been actively engaged in student leadership since becoming a student at Southern.

Rachel also works part-time while pursuing her degrees. She continues to impress us with her ability to manage so many tasks while maintaining a full class load. We look forward to Rachel’s bright future and helping her in her entrepreneurial ventures.

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