TU is a community hub for entrepreneurship where innovative ideas, people and businesses are sparked, developed and nurtured.

StarTUp Accelerator

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 members.

Academic Programs

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

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 parties.

Whiteboard Wednesday

Each Wednesday someone from Student Launch Pad is available to whiteboard your idea with you and identify next steps.