Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Entrepreneurship students at Lake Forest City Hall presenting their client projects.Entrepreneurship students at Lake Forest City Hall presenting their client projects.

The entrepreneurship and innovation minor provides students of all majors with additional skills and qualities to differentiate themselves in the competitive workforce. 

Anyone from journalists, to lawyers, to teachers, and artists can use an entrepreneurial mindset to creatively solve challenges and adapt to change, just as marketing directors, CEOs, and sales teams use it within their organizations to innovate, find out-of-the-box solutions to complex problems, and achieve success.

The minor offers many opportunities for experiential activities including  students working directly with small business clients. The students form project teams conducting extensive market research and then present summaries and recommendations to their clients. 

Department News

  • The Entrepreneurship and Innovation program is hosting its first campus-wide Shark Tank experience.  Bring your innovative ideas and present to real live sharks!  Compete for cash prizes as well as the opportunity to network with potential investors.
  • Five entrepreneurship and innovation students used their time at the 2015 College Entrepreneurs Organization national conference to network, find out what other students nationally are working on—and pitch their own business ideas.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program students researched business ideas and pitched them to top professionals in the first Shark Tank-style event on campus.

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program students will pitch their business ideas to local professionals in the College’s first Shark Tank-style event.
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