by Sarah Small
International borders were bridged recently by student-entrepreneurs when a group of students from the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, in Osijek, Croatia came to ILLINOIS. The students are members of the Croatian chapter of Entrepreneurs Without Borders on a reciprocal visit in the United States. They are spending time with ILLINOIS students who visited the University of Osijek last January.
The organization, Entrepreneurs Without Borders was founded in 2008 at ILLINOIS as a resource for entrepreneurially-minded students, said Grace Sears, junior in Marketing & Management and vice president for marketing of the organization. She said students involved in the organization use their entrepreneurial and business skills to help small businesses and disenfranchised people around the world. The chapter at the University of Osijek is the second most active chapter of the organization, behind only ILLINOIS.
While they were here the 12 visiting students attended classes and lectures at the University, paid a company visit to Caterpillar and collaborated with ILLINOIS students to prepare and present a case competition.