Entrepreneur Tour comes to Coles College of Business

Kennesaw‚ GA – Two successful young entrepreneurs who started their business in college are coming…

Georgia (Apr 6, 2007) — Entrepreneur Tour comes to Coles College of Business

Terri Thornton


Director of University Relations
Frances Weyand Harrison

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Media contact for Wing Zone: Nick Powills‚ 847−945−1300‚ npowills@fishmanpr.com

Kennesaw‚ GA – Two successful young entrepreneurs who started their business in college are coming to the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University to inspire others to do the same. Wing Zone co−founders Matt Friedman and Adam Scott bring their Entrepreneur Tour to campus Tuesday‚ April 10. Their goal is to inspire university and college entrepreneurs to start their own businesses or think outside the box when planning their careers.

Friedman and Scott launched Wing Zone‚ a chicken wing delivery national chain‚ in 1991 from the kitchen of their University of Florida fraternity house. Within a few years they expanded to six locations. After graduation‚ they began franchising. Wing Zone now has 100 stores (including five in Atlanta) near almost two dozen universities. It is expanding into markets near military bases‚ major hospitals and other dense urban/suburban areas.

They will spend a full day making presentations to students and faculty in the Burruss Building on the KSU campus:

8 to 9:15 a.m.
Class presentation‚ Room 370

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Class presentation‚ Room 152

12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Faculty lunch‚ Room 380

6 to 7:45 p.m.
Group presentation & dinner‚ Room 151 & Atrium

8 to 9:15 p.m.
Class presentation‚ Room 151

The duo previously visited the University of Florida and University of Alabama‚ and will travel to more universities this fall.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu