Recent University of Texas at Dallas master’s degree recipient Nicole Mossman and her business, EverThread, were featured in the Spring 2016 UT Dallas Magazine.
Mossman graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree in innovation and entrepreneurship. EverThread is focused on designing custom fabrics. While studying at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, she came up with the idea of allowing consumers and designers to design fabrics and textiles through a website.
“In the past, a designer would source fabrics by looking from showroom to showroom, website to website,” Mossman said. “At EverThread, customers are able to source it in minutes as opposed to hours and days.”
The article states that UT Dallas is focused on facilitating creativity in the development of business ventures.
“Students are pushed to get those creative juices going,” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Director Madison Pedigo said. “It’s not easy finding a good business idea. Some students arrive with an idea that is pretty good; some really struggle. We teach them how to think creatively to come up with an idea, and how to assess if the idea is commercially viable. We talk about identifying market need and finding gaps in the market extending beyond current products. We also teach creativity and problem-solving. We show them how to effectively brainstorm.”