Pace University's Entrepreneurship Lab
My name is Michael Rawlins, and I am currently a student at Pace University in the Lubin School of Business. I am in my senior year and will be receiving a BBA in Entrepreneurship upon graduation in May of 2009. My concept of Ug-Lug was created after a situation I found myself in on Spring Break. Currently I am the co-owner of a sports performance training facility out of Pearl River, NY. After having our college football careers cut short by injuries, myself and my lifelong friend and business partner, TJ, decided to take our passion for sports and help young, aspiring athletes better themselves physically. The Training Factory, which focuses on speed, strength, and flexibility training, was born out of TJ's 400 square foot basement in the Winter of 2006. We've since moved out of the basement and into a 1500 sq foot facility, with plans to relocate into a 4500 square foot building by year's end. After only two short years, many of our athletes have gone onto compete at the Division 1 level in football, baseball and basketball with full athletic scholarships. We currently have over 75 athletes, male and female, walk through our doors weekly, and their accolades and accomplishments are testaments to our results.