We've Grown By Leaps and Bounds

Ideas Need Room
to Breathe

Mason students don’t have to wait until they graduate to put their entrepreneurial skills to work. The Mason Innovation Exchange (MIX) offers students a collaborative space outfitted to inspire, with multiple workstations, 3-D printers, vinyl cutting machines, and hot presses. But the real excitement comes from the minds of our students. Veiled Beaut, led by senior marketing major Sana Mahmood, was one of more than two-dozen student teams that conducted intense customer-related research and discovery in the MIX’s inaugural Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator. Mahmood and her team design affordable and high-quality apparel for young Muslim American women; the company also contributes 10 percent of profits to organizations providing relief to Palestinian and Syrian refugees.