PigTracks, presents to Students at the OSU Riata Center for Entrepreneurship
PigTracks founder/CEO, Mitchell Sims, was invited to speak at the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship within the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Marc Tower, ED.D, Executive Director of the Riata Center, invites entrepreneurs to the program weekly to share their failures and successes with the students. The two most important lessons that Sims wanted to share with the students included building a strong support network and persevering through tough times.
It’s important that students receive real-time feedback from the business community while learning the fundamentals in class. Mitchell shared his entrepreneurial journey covering both the good and the bad while developing the software platform PigTracks.
The students’ questions ranged from ‘How to handle difficult employees?’ to ‘Building products consumers love’. Mitchell was excited to see the number of students interested in starting their own business or being Intrapreneurs.
It’s important that we are both honest and encouraging when advising our future entrepreneurs. Starting a business is the most challenging and rewarding endeavor one can pursue.
PigTracks is a cloud-based pipeline pigging platform helping pipeline operators and service companies increase productivity and collaboration during pipeline integrity projects. Features include online/offline capabilities, real-time maps, pig tracking, and much more.
About Riata Center for Entrepreneurship:
The Riata Entrepreneurship Center is the catalyst for entrepreneurial education, support, and outreach for Oklahoma State University students, faculty, staff, and alumni and the state of Oklahoma. In collaboration with the Department of Entrepreneurship, Spears School of Business, the OSU VP of Research, and a community of on and off-campus partners, we strive to deliver high-quality experiential learning activities in and out of the classroom, startup support, and valuable networking and funding opportunities for anyone with the entrepreneurial spirit. https://business.okstate.edu/riata/