The Entrepreneurship Club is a learning-by-doing environment where students can cultivate their entrepreneurship skills. Our mission is to cultivate startup culture on campus. Students in the club will participate in the development of a business, at minimum by learning from attending meetings, but ideally developing a start-up with a team. The club has lectures with resources and experienced entrepreneurs from the business community may mentor the teams, along with university faculty advisors. Some business plans from the club enter the Sontag business plan competition to potentially get funding ($50,000) for their startups. 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. The emphasis is on following through so that the club creates real profitable businesses.
Confirmed events for the Fall semester 2023 are held on the following dates:
- Alpha 1 (first meeting): September 8th at 3:00 p.m.
- Pack Business Speaker Series: October 12th at 5:00 p.m.
- Meetings will be held on the 4th floor of the Ansari Business Conference Room (AB408A). All students are welcome and food may be provided, come stop by!
Pack Business Speaker Series
Purpose: Networking event to promote collaboration between clubs and colleges.
Description: A major networking event hosted by Tech Alley at the National Automobile Museum that will involve multiple clubs from the college of business and other colleges. There will be a panel of Entrepreneurs and experts who will talk about their fields as well.
Student competitors have the chance to win cash prizes for business ideas. Competing teams will pitch their business concepts to the community and a panel of judges. 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.