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Alumnus Named Runner-Up in Worldwide Student Business Competition

Belmont alumnus Jake Jorgovan was named second runner-up for the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year, an international competition for high school, college and graduate students who have founded and are operating revenue-generating businesses. Jorgovan, founder of custom video design and production services company Rabbit Hole Creative, received the Lessons from the Edge Award. The competition began with nearly 2,000 students from 42 countries.

“This year’s GSEA competition coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and really symbolizes how young entrepreneurs are making their mark: creating employment, changing the world and in Ludwick’s case, saving lives,” Global Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Kevin Langley said in a news release. “Like Steve Jobs and Michael Dell in their day, EO continues to be the place where young entrepreneurs on every continent come to learn and grow their business and themselves.”

Earlier this fall Jorgovan and his company were awarded two awards at the inaugural NEXT awards at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Jorgovan personally took home NEXT’s young Entrepreneur Award for his work with Rabbit Hole in graphic design, marketing and concert design. This award is reserved for a Nashville Entrepreneur 24 years or younger. The company received the Digital Media & Entertainment Award due to its work with new technologies, music, entertainment and advertising, given to a company 2-5 years old.  

As they continue to work to develop new material is their industry Jorgovan has big dreams for where Rabbit Hole can take him. “Our goal isn’t to be the biggest in the world, but instead the best. We want to grow this into a company that has an amazing culture and a place where everyone enjoys coming to work in the morning.”

Jorgovan (’11) majored in audio engineering and entrepreneurship at Belmont. Click here to see more about Rabbit Hole Creative, which is featured on the BeBelmont campaign website.