The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Campaign Priority

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Campaign Priority

CAMPAIGN GOAL: $5 MILLION

Enhanced programs and real-world opportunities will elevate a campus culture of collaboration and innovation within the field of entrepreneurship education.

The Center For Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Raising The Arc Of Innovation

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation seeks to raise the arc of innovation across campus and elevate the discussion of what matters—values, judgment and character within the field of entrepreneurship education.

Providing a distinct foundation for students to become influential global leaders and drivers of social change, the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation pushes the boundaries of entrepreneurial issues. Doing so ensures that students not only learn, but also know how to use and implement what matters most in both business and service.

Endowed funds will support strategic investments that will enable students to gain knowledge and awareness through:

  • opportunities for competitions on and off campus
  • enrichment programs such as the visionary entrepreneur speaker series
  • student venturing, mentoring, and scholarly research and education

Setting The Stage

The Center encourages students to develop creative ingenuity while learning the fundamentals of free-market economic theory. Students are challenged in multi-disciplined scenarios, working entrepreneurially across the curriculum. Business leaders offer vital advice and knowledge as lecturers, mentors and advisers.

The Center encompasses the building blocks of a successful and ethical entrepreneurial mindset:

  • Importance of a free and competitive market
  • Creating value for the customer using ethical business tools
  • Importance of team leadership
  • Developing strong business ethics
  • Incorporating Christian perspectives into organizations

Preparing To Compete

To foster entrepreneurship campus-wide, cooperative relationships have been developed across the academic departments and disciplines of engineering, computer science, physics and communication studies by offering a 24-credit-hour minor for non-business students.

The Center has also partnered with our competitively ranked Departments of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering to offer a course on high technology ventures. Students experience what it takes to bring a product or prototype from concept to market for a local company. The vision is to expand these efforts through the development of an Institute for Technology Ventures.

Inventing Tomorrow

Endowed funds for the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation will enable the strategic investment in academics, competitions and enrichment programs that sustain and promote a culture of versatility and creativity across the College. Through expanded interdisciplinary collaborations, the Center will continue to raises awareness among all Grove City students to the possibility of entrepreneurial activity as a choice at some point in their careers.