TU is a community hub for entrepreneurship where innovative ideas, people and businesses
are sparked, developed and nurtured.
The StarTUp Accelerator is an intensive eight-week, cohort-based fellowship where ventures take residency
and work in a collaborative space accelerating their ventures. Accepted ventures receive
a $10,000 equity-free stipend as well as mentorship, founder-centric programming and
exposure to successful ventures who are alumni of this model. Following the fellowship,
each venture gives a five-minute pitch at the StarTUp Accelerator Showcase to an audience
of senior TU administrators, potential investors and clients, TU alumni, and community
Everyone can benefit from an education in entrepreneurship. TU’s entrepreneurship
academic programs are based in the College of Business and Economics, but are open
to students in all colleges.
- TU’s Business Admin Major: Entrepreneurship focuses on useful, real-world topics to help students develop the skills needed for
launching a start-up or bringing innovation to an existing company.
- The Entrepreneurship Minor develops the entrepreneurial potential of any TU student who wants to be their own
boss or explore their own business ideas.
- The entrepreneurship certificate is a stackable credential, which means students who
complete the certificate can continue to take courses and earn a minor in entrepreneurship.
Student Launch Pad
Located in Cook Library, Student Launch Pad is the space on campus where student entrepreneurs can meet like-minded people, evolve
entrepreneurial ideas, and connect to university and community resources.
Student Entrepreneurship Opportunities
Venture Club is where like-minded students find community. Meet other like-minded
students, learn from guest speakers, participate in workshops, and hang during watch
Each Wednesday someone from Student Launch Pad is available to whiteboard your idea
with you and identify next steps.