Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program

Where imagination and inspiration meet entrepreneurship

Executive Director, Brian A. Marks, J.D., Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and Practitioner-in-Residence, Department of Economics, College of Business

Dean, Brian Kench, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, College of Business and Professor, Department of Economics, College of Business

Dean, Ronald S. Harichandran, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and Professor, Civil Engineering, Tagliatela College of Engineering.

Harness your creativity and passion for Innovation!

Learn to identify, create, and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.  Participate in challenges, competitions, classes, events, and other activities through the newly created Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, a university-wide collaborative program for undergraduate and graduate students.



University Hosted:

Charger Startup Weekend

Charger Business Plan Competition

Living and Learning Community

Entrepreneurial Visits





In addition to existing courses offered by the colleges of the university, three featured courses for academic year 2016-2017:

Business Plan Bootcamp

Business Principles and Entrepreneurship for Engineers and Scientists

Venture Capital Economics & Business Governance

Participation in Entrepreneurial Events and Programs sponsored by Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN)




College of Business

The business program is AACSB accredited, the highest level of accreditation that a business school may receive internationally.

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Tagliatela College of Engineering

In the latest ranking compiled by U.S. News & World Report, the Tagliatela College of Engineering is No. 55 out of nearly 200 schools in its category

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