Entrepreneur, UWGB grad creates Unext to connect businesses, students

Like many college students, Tyrone Powell struggled to find his path in life. Born and raised in France where his dad played professional basketball, Powell had followed in his dad’s footsteps and spent his teen years as a basketball standout.  He played on the France Youth National team before relocating […]

Tyrone Powell

Like many college students, Tyrone Powell struggled to find his path in life. Born and raised in France where his dad played professional basketball, Powell had followed in his dad’s footsteps and spent his teen years as a basketball standout. 

He played on the France Youth National team before relocating to Milwaukee, his dad’s hometown.

“I had two choices,” Powell said.  “I could stay in France and play for a youth professional team or play basketball in the states. I decided to move and enrolled at Wauwatosa West High, played basketball there, and then joined the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as a walk-on.”

Powell loved basketball, but realized he would not make it to the next level. That had him evaluating his options. 

“I started UWGB as a computer science major, but wasn’t sure if that was the major for me,” he said. “I liked the field, and thought I could see myself doing it, but didn’t really know what it would be like as a career. I talked to friends who had the same problem as I did. They knew they had some interest in their major, but weren’t sure what it entailed.”

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