Venture College Empowers Entrepreneurial Success: Nyquel Phillips Featured in Shoutout DFW Magazine

The Venture College at Texas A&M University-Commerce continues to be a beacon of entrepreneurial empowerment, as showcased through the recent feature of Venture College fellow Nyquel Phillips in Shoutout DFW magazine.

Phillips’ interview with Shoutout DFW provides an enlightening and inspirational narrative of her entrepreneurial voyage, delving into her past struggles, future aspirations and her vision for empowering young women to make a difference in their lives and communities. As a testament to the profound impact of Venture College, Nyquel’s journey highlights the tangible benefits of determination and hard work in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success.

Venture College has been instrumental in Phillips’ entrepreneurial growth, providing invaluable support and guidance to expand her business and tap into new market segments. Her journey, which began with a modest investment of $1,000 during her high school years, is a testament to the transformative power of entrepreneurship nurtured by Venture College.

Jacob Poutto, Career Coordinator at Venture College, expressed admiration for Phillips’ resilience.

“Nyquel Phillips is a fighter…her victory through struggles is her triumph,” Poutto said. “There were so many struggles that she had to face, and despite my encouragement and counsel, her getting through them is her victory through and through. I am confident that this is only one of many recognitions of Nyquel's success and I greatly appreciate being able to help her grow her business to such amazing heights.”

In her own words, Phillips imparts invaluable advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

“Believe in yourself always; you are unique and beautiful,” Phillips said. “Stay humble in your journey, and never surrender when faced with challenges. Remember, tough times will pass, making way for brighter ideas.”

Venture College at A&M-Commerce is committed to fostering entrepreneurial excellence not only among its students but also within the broader Northeast Texas community. Through innovative programs, mentorship opportunities, and networking events like the Lion Innovation Showcase, Venture College empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their business ideas into reality and create a lasting impact that truly transforms lives.