John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship

John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise

Zach Morrow Recognized as Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship

April 19, 2018

Zach Morrow

Senior entrepreneurship and finance major, Zach Morrow was recognized as the Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship at the Baylor Hankamer School of Business Senior Appreciation Banquet.

Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Dr. Matthew Wood offered congratulatory praise for the well-deserved honor, "Zach has been a key contributor to the entrepreneurship program."

The recognition is a tremendous accomplishment on its own; however, what makes it even more amazing is that Zach didn't start out as an entrepreneurship major. As a matter of fact, this "missionary kid" grew up in Germany and started out with plans to study international business and finance. But deep down an entrepreneur was in the making.

At a very young age, Zach sold left-over holiday candy for coins. He had no idea how much money he was making, but he did know he was "making coin" with the candy. With a little more maturity and business prowess, Zach eventually moved on from the candy-selling business to a more lucrative lawn mowing endeavor.

With a maybe not-so-obvious, deep-rooted passion for building a business, this budding entrepreneur changed his major quicker than you can say small business.

While at Baylor, Zach has been very active both on and off campus. He was junior class president, a member of the entrepreneurship advisory board and part of the Hankamer School of Business student board. He also served as a Young Life leader at one of the local high schools.

As if that wasn't enough, Zach and two of his buddies also found time to create Flourish. Flourish offers a micro-donation and donor analytic platform that allows non-profits to collect electronic pocket change from debit and/or credit card transaction. In layman’s terms, Flourish helps non-profits make coin. Sound familiar?

When asked if he had a mentor along the way, Zach immediately identified three Baylor professors who each had an integral role in his journey. Zach credits Dr. Bill Petty, Bob Knorr and Tyler Self with valuable insight and encouragement that helped shape him into the person and business man he is today.

Zach is determined to learn by doing. He strives to take what he has learned in the classroom and then apply it to real life situations. His goal is to serve people through his business skills. He wants to continue to explore opportunities that will enable him to help others.

Zach sums up his Baylor experience, "Life has many unplanned paths," he continues, "but I have learned more from my failures than my successes… a lesson that can be applied to all of life’s experiences."

Congratulations on a job well done, Zach. Sic 'em!

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