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Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship is focused on developing the skills and traits of successful entrepreneurs that can be used by students from any major to find solutions to market needs or social issues.

Connect with Entrepreneurs

The town of Wooster is home to some dynamic entrepreneurs.  The Center connects students to these entrepreneurs and others from across northeast Ohio and beyond.  Students connect through internships, expos held on campus, field trips, guest speakers, and conferences.

Experience an Internship

Wooster students have interned at start-ups and with entrepreneurial support organizations across the United States, Peru, Bangladesh and Tanzania.  Through the APEX Fellowship program students can apply for financial aid for these internship opportunities. 

Interact with Entrepreneurial Students

Join the student Entrepreneurship Club known as Launch. Launch brings entrepreneurs to campus, helps students develop their own start-up ideas, organizes company tours, and manages TEDxWooster.

Compete in a Business Model Competition

Have an idea for a new product or service? Present it in the Business Model Competition.  Students compete for prizes before a panel of entrepreneurs, professors and community leaders.

Start Your Own Company

A number of Wooster students have started their own companies.  The Center can guide you through the development of your idea and the process for setting up a new company in Ohio. 

Take a Course

Students can take the interdisciplinary Introduction to Entrepreneurship course to learn how companies are started and what impact entrepreneurship has on society.  Other courses on campus help students develop the skills necessary to think and act like an entrepreneur.

Access Entrepreneurial Resources

The Center for Entrepreneurship gathers useful information on entrepreneurship and connects students into a network of experts who can help in all phases of entrepreneurial development.

Mission of the Center

The Center for Entrepreneurship helps students across all majors acquire the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to develop entrepreneurial traits they can apply to their professional careers, graduate school, volunteer pursuits or their own ventures. The pedagogical focus is the integration of the knowledge and skills derived from a liberal arts education with the practice of entrepreneurship to empower students to take ownership of solutions that create economic and social value.