The Entrepreneurship Club is a learning-by-doing environment where students can cultivate their entrepreneurship skills. Students in the club will participate in the development of a business, at minimum by working on a business plan, but ideally also by being part of implementing a start-up. Different Entrepreneurship teams are created around different start-up ideas, and experienced entrepreneurs from the business community mentor the teams, along with University faculty advisors. Some business plans are entered in the Governor's Cup business plan competition. The club is also a place where people in the community can incubate a business idea, providing students with learning opportunities as the students help develop the idea through the club. An emphasis is on following through so that profitable businesses actually are created by the club.
Meetings are held on Mondays from 12 - 12:50 in the Ozmen Center (AB 409).
Student competitors have the chance to win cash prizes for business ideas. Competing teams are given 2-3 minutes to pitch their business concepts. No business plan is required. Any visuals needed to prove concept are recommended. Competing teams will be judged on: innovation, market identification, competitive advantage, and financial feasibility.
Purpose: To help club members with their business whether it's started or still just an idea.
Plan: The club will dedicate a week to helping the business owner with either: Tabling, Surveys, Critical Analysis/ Who is your customer, Basic Financials, Marketing, Networking, or Logistical Management.
Requirements: Two week advance notice preferred, one week minimum. Also must supply officers with a brief summary of the company/idea and what you want help with.