Illinois Wesleyan
Entrepreneurship
Create the next big thing
A Chance to Innovate & Explore

The Entrepreneurship major at Illinois Wesleyan is committed to awakening students to the excitement of learning; exposing students to technological, analytical, research, and communication skills necessary to function successfully in managerial, organizational, or entrepreneurial careers; preparing students for advanced graduate programs, particularly in law, business, government, international relations, or related fields; helping students to function independently in a professional environment immediately upon graduation; sensitizing students to a world in which respect for cultural and intellectual diversity is essential; and encouraging students to consider at all times how their actions and the action of those organizations of which they are leading or a part affect society. 

Through course work and co-curricular activities sponsored by the department, students are encouraged to gain an awareness of their own potential, assuming responsibility for their own actions, and making ethical long-term choices.

Opportunities to Explore
 
Get Started
Get Started
All IWU students are encouraged to participate in Get Started! Students can apply for seed grants of up to $500 to achieve their startup's next milestone.
2 Day Startup
2 Day Startup
This annual event brings community members and students together to compete for seed money during an intensive weekend of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship Fellowship
Entrepreneurship Fellowship
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 Entrepreneurship Fellowship for a chance to receive a $5,000 grant.
IDEA Center
IDEA Center
All students have access to our state-of-the-art IDEA Center where they will invent, prototype, and launch their ideas into reality. You'll use new technologies, diverse equipment, and the opportunity to collaborate with highly motivated, like-minded individuals.

 

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