Why become a student entrepreneur?
Because now is the time for self-discovery and learning! Starting a venture while you are in college is the best way to find what works, and what doesn't while still having the support to make these discoveries. With grants and stipends from the Center for Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship, you can do just that.
Here are some ways to get involved while you are at WFU!!
Become an ESE minor. The ESE minor encourages you to take advantage of your knowledge, creative skills, and resources to identify and pursue opportunities, initiate change, and create sustainable value in your life and the lives of others. A minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, coupled with any major within the College or the Schools of Business, is designed to enable students to enhance their skills in innovative, creative and entrepreneurial thought and action as applied to their specific discipline or career area of interest.
Apply for Grants and Stipends. Thanks to the generosity of three families in particular, we have endowments that enable us to provide seed grants to students and student teams, whether for social or commercial benefit. In addition, we also have time-limited funding from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance to support activities that promote innovation and entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial Summer Fellows program which provides a limited number of stipends (up to $3,000 each) to support students who have secured unpaid internships in entrepreneurial endeavors for the summer.
Join the E-Society. This student-led organization strives to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit on campus, as well as provide a resource for students looking to start their own businesses.
Join Enactus. Enactus brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.