Entrepreneurship is a vibrant movement empowering founders and their employees to live a freedom filled lifestyle. On March 29 – April 2, 2021 join hundreds of Universities and Colleges globally as they celebrate and honor entrepreneurs on their campus. While programs will vary across campuses the irrepressible spirit of the collegiate entrepreneurs will not. Participating campuses will host New Venture Expo’s, Idea Mentoring Sessions, Masterminds, Field Trips, Boot Camps, Workshops, Accelerators, Speaker Series and community events to further cultivate the entrepreneurial ecosystem within their on-campus community.
Universities/Colleges and their student bodies across the United States. Corporate partnerships are welcomed to provide mentoring, speakers, judges and sponsorship support to each campus for their efforts to develop a strong and vibrant student entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Complete the form below! There is no cost to participate, simply complete the pledge indicating that your campus deeply supports entrepreneurs and the necessity of co-curricular entrepreneurship experiences. In the pledge, identify the events you plan to host along the week -and- provide brief operating plans for each.
Create an informal, genuine environment for student entrepreneurs to pitch their ventures or startup ideas to a panel of local entrepreneurs and/or alumni! The goal of this event is to create a safe and constructive space to incubate ideas across campus. No scores, no “winners”, no prize money. Students are here to grow their ventures, create the space in which they can do so!Download Event Guide
It’s not about who you know, but who knows you! Network with local entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs by inviting them to attend an expo of on-campus collegiate student launched businesses. Cultivate your student entrepreneurs and encourage them to participate in this opportunity to get in front of their local entrepreneurial ecosystem!Download Event Guide
Let your student entrepreneurs experience the real world of entrepreneurship by facilitating an entrepreneurial field trip! Tour a local venture, entrepreneurial incubator, or industry force to give your attendees a taste of what all is possible with the right level of effort put towards their young ventures.Download Event Guide
Mastermind round-table discussions offer face to face opportunities for students across campus to offer insight and support to one another based off previous experience, all while remaining confidential. Entrepreneurship can be lonely, and who better to receive advice about being a student entrepreneur from, than other student entrepreneurs!Download Event Guide
You wouldn’t ask your waiter how to cook the steak, you’d talk to the chef! Same applies to entrepreneurship. Do you want to start your own business? Be your own boss? Come here how actual entrepreneurs have succeeded with their own businesses. Hear their faceplant stories, best tips, motivational messages and more at this speaker session.Download Event Guide
Calling all Gamers and Spectators to experience a new game in a mini-Esports Event! Venture Valley is a FREE multiplayer game that allows players to start-up their own business, and then grow it into a virtual empire. Come play or watch an early version of this game, and then see how you can gain business and financial skills in your own life. Plus, learn how you can enter a FREE Intercollegiate Esports Tournament to win real- world prizes – such as cash for college debt relief, scholarships, internships, and much more – when the game is launched later this year!Download Event Guide