Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship
For the past decade, the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship program has been
educating business and non-business students on the core aspects of entrepreneurship,
providing them with the foundation they need to start successful commercial or non-commercial
enterprises, create and promote new products and processes, engage in social entrepreneurship,
and serve as leaders and thought generators in existing organizations.
A rapid-fire, adrenaline-fueled 48-hour event, Startup Weekend gives aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to find out if their ideas for a startup are viable. Attendees work with local engineers, developers, and innovators, building a network of experienced mentors and advisers. The weekend begins with pitching ideas and forming teams, developing business plans and basic prototypes, and then presenting these proposals for judging and awards. Participants from all backgrounds — developers, engineers, venture capitalists, graphic artists, accountants, PR/marketing professionals, attorneys, and college students, to name a few — are encouraged to attend. Local industry leaders and startup veterans will give feedback and mentorship to all teams throughout the weekend.