Become the Next IWU Entrepreneurship 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 Entrepreneurship Fellowship for a chance to receive a $5,000 grant.
The IWU Entrepreneurship 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 5, 2020. Round 2 application deadline is February 22, 2021. 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 5, 2020. Round 2 proposals are due February 22, 2021.
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 questions. Once applications
are reviewed, the top candidates will be asked to present their business idea face
to face to the panel of judges.
Application for Round 1: October 5, 2020
Application for Round 2: February 22, 2021
All materials should be emailed to
by 4:00pm on the day of the deadline.