This post is an update to a post originally published on March 20th, 2014. See the original at (see https://villanovasbi.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/sbi-alumni-get-creative-through-entrepreneurship/)
The SBI blog has previously written about Turquoise, a small business that SBI 2013 alumnus Ashley Reed runs with her sisters. The blog is happy to report that Turquoise now holds a license to produce cases and skins for laptops, cell phones, and tablets that depict Villanova University and its logos. According to Ashley Reed, the skins include “unique, custom designs that capture the spirit of Villanova, and include iconic campus images like the Church, Connelly Center, and the Oreo… The designs can also be personalized with a name, initials, class year, or any short phrase or expression.”
Ashley’s SBI experience was an important step on her path towards running a business; Ashley notes that, “All of the classes and the well-rounded education I received during SBI prepared me extremely well for all stages of business growth and development.” The process of obtaining the license from Villanova was long and complex, but Ashley feels that the license was well worth the effort. She notes that the decals present an excellent opportunity to show school spirit, and an excellent marketing opportunity for Villanova. “Many people have decals for their car to display their school name, but cell phones, tablets, and laptops have the opportunity to be seen more often” Ashley says.
Additionally, the license to represent Villanova through their products means something special to the Reed sisters, ” It is special for us to be able to combine all three of our amazing experiences at Villanova and share designs that we feel visually express what is so special about Villanova University!”