CI has a thriving commitment to experiential learning and innovation – two vital components for entrepreneurial activity! The Entrepreneurship & Small Business Institute (ESBI) combines an excellent curriculum with experiential learning opportunities to foster the skills necessary to become an entrepreneur. Whether in the classroom, laboratory, or dorm room, if you have an innovative idea, then one of ESBI’s resources may help turn your dream into reality!

Across campus, there are many CI programs and organizations related to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Panel

On Tuesday, November 19th, the MVS School hosted our annual inaugural “Women’s Entrepreneurship Panel”. The panelists include Kathy Odell, CEO-Elect of Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV); Michelle Stevens, Founder & CEO of the Refill Shoppe; and Lori Volk, Founder of Lori’s Original Lemonade. The event was held on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, created in 2014 to celebrate and support women entrepreneurs. The panelists discussed their own entrepreneurial stories and shared their successes, as well as the obstacles they had to overcome. This event was free and open to the community!
Photo of panelists and moderator

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