New grad leaves UWM with degree and startup company

Alexis Nash is interested in helping people achieve economic independence. That led the master’s student to create Popspace, a web-based marketplace for affordable temporary retail and event space. The idea won both the UWM Student Startup Challenge and the New Ventures Business Plan Competition.

“I didn’t really know how [Popspace] was going to get off the ground because I had no previous experience in the area,” Nash said. “They really helped coach me through that. I’ve learned to just put the pedal to the metal, just go out there, hit the pavement and just do it.”

Nash received a master of human resources and labor relations degree. She was one of six graduates honored during UWM’s May 2016 commencement ceremonies. More than 3,000 students received diplomas.

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