The College of Charleston MBA is partnering with local start-up NowShip

Think about the last time you had to move…particularly in Charleston. Beautiful city, but the streets were not made for U-Hauls or large trucks. Maybe you even had to carry all your belongings up multiple flights of steps. How great would it be to show up to the place you are moving into and most (if not all) of your belongings are already there? NowShip is here to save the day! provides rugged shipping boxes with $100 insurance included to transport personal effects from one destination to another here in the USA and internationally door to door. Through their program, 1BOX1TREE, they also support the Fourth Grade Foresters, providing one tree per one box shipped. Through this program, they are able to help educate and allow our younger generations to learn environmental stewardship, community responsibility and enjoy the benefits of reforestation, one tree at a time. 

Founder John Krisch and business partner David Simpson III of Simpson & Partners LLC, have spent the last few weeks working with the MBA Taskforce. The purpose of this collaboration has been to do market research and create a marketing plan that will act as a model for urban college campuses across the United States and potentially globally. is priced for the college budget and we believe the Task Force’s plan to bring this company to students will positively affect their success in the college consumer market and their bottom line.

This has been an amazing opportunity for MBA students to not only put their classroom knowledge to use in a real-world situation, but also to learn about entrepreneurial spirit and the mindset that goes into a local start-up business.

Working with Nowship has given us the opportunity to apply marketing skills that we been learning in this MBA program to real business problems. It is truly a win-win scenario,” said Christian Buss, College of Charleston MBA Class of 2017, Cohort


Left to Right: David Simpson Simpson & Partners, John Krisch Founder NowShip, Krin Erickson CofC MBA Task Force, Christian Boss CofC MBA Task Force, Michael Haverstick CofC MBA Task Force, Matthew Whipple CofC MBA Task Force Leader, Missing Taylor Price-Kellogg CofC MBA Task Force

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