Become the Next IWU Entrepreneurial Fellow

Innovate. Incubate. Celebrate!

If you have a strong business idea, are a passionate innovator, entrepreneurially minded and interested in developing your business idea, then submit your proposal for the IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship for a chance to receive a $5,000 grant.

The IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship will provide a student the opportunity to pursue their entrepreneurial passion under the supervision of a faculty member and guidance of a successful entrepreneur. There will be two opportunities to submit your application in the academic year. Round 1 application deadline is October 9, 2017. Round 2 application deadline is February 26, 2018. The selected student for each round will receive a $5,000 grant and the opportunity to work on his or her business idea during the following semester. Students have the option to take an independent course credit in the business department while working on their business idea if they so choose.

This program is designed to support the development of a student's entrepreneurial project, through an extended and focused effort. Potentially, this project will deepen research and creative competencies and help students advance their business idea and prepare them for taking their idea to market.

Who: All current IWU students are eligible to enter.

What: An Entrepreneurship competition where the winning student is awarded the opportunity to pursue his/her business idea supported by a $5,000 grant, a faculty supporter and an entrepreneurial mentor.

When: Round 1 proposals are due October 9, 2017. Round 2 proposals are due February 26, 2018.

Where: IWU Campus

Why: To promote and encourage entrepreneurship among students.

How: To be considered for this program, students should submit the attached application form along with their narrative essay answers to the required question in no more than 750 words. Once applications are reviewed, the top candidates will be asked to present their business idea face to face to the panel of judges.

Fellowship Application

Deadlines

Application for Round 1: October 9

Application for Round 2: February 26

All materials will be due to the Associate Provost's Office by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

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