"Being an E-Scholar was the perfect bridge between classroom learning and the practical application of that knowledge into the business world. I learned first-hand what it takes to transform an idea into a viable business, and without this experience, I would not have been prepared to work in the entrepreneurial world post-graduation. "
During his freshman year at the University of Portland, Nick Tostenrude founded EnableMart, a niche online retailer of assistive technology products designed for people with disabilities. Nick leveraged his time as an Entrepreneur Scholar to develop EnableMart into a business. EnableMart was acquired by Manufacturers Resource Network, Inc (MRN) in 2007. Nick joined the leadership team at MRN as the Director of Operations and later as President of eCommerce. Nick is currently working as a Senior Product Manager at Amazon.com.