Werk, LLC, a part-time employment website was recently named the second place Bernstein Award and fourth place winner in the “Gull Cage,”Shark Tank-style entrepreneurship pitch event. The competitions were part of the 2014 Entrepreneurship Competitions hosted by the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, Salisbury.
Werk students received a one-year membership to hotDesks, the Eastern Shore first co-working space by the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC), as well as a total of $2,500 in cash and $3,500 in consulting services from Maryland Capital Enterprises. Students Aaron Wall, Matt Lange, Kyle Cooper, and Peter Baum are the creators of Werk, LLC.
In all, Salisbury University students earned nearly $60,000 in cash, services and prizes during the 2014 Entrepreneurship Competitions.
“Encouraging and advocating for entrepreneurship is at the heart of ESEC,” says Mike Thielke, ESEC executive director. “Creating an environment where our communities grow and nurture entrepreneurs is crucial to sustainable growth,” he adds.
hotDesks, Tri-County Council Multi-Purpose Center, 31901 Tri-County Way, Salisbury, is Maryland Eastern Shore’s first co-working space. Co-working is a new style of working because it blends the flexibility of working from home with the social and professional benefits of being in a vibrant office. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center, hotDesks is designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship by providing a community for independent entrepreneurs.
To learn more about hotDesks or for membership information, contact ESEC at (410) 770-9330, email@example.com or connect at twitter.com/hotDesksMD.
PHOTO: From left to right, are: William Burke, competition director and Perdue School professor; students and Werk, LLC team members Aaron Wall, Matt Lange, Kyle Cooper, Peter Baum; Stephen B. Adams, Ph.D., Perdue School associate professor; and Mike Thielke, ESEC executive director.