Fostering entrepreneurial talent, ideas and opportunities through programs, competitions, and the infusion of innovative thinking across campus.
The College of Business and Economics is developing a world-class interdisciplinary entrepreneurship center with a startup culture and a focus on real world application to empower economic and social growth throughout Towson and metro Baltimore.
Snapshots from recent center events and programs
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Dream it. Pitch it. Win cash and prizes!
Open to all students and all majors, these competitions are a low-risk way to build on your ideas, practice presentation skills, meet influential business leaders and entrepreneurs, as well as build confidence.
Tiger Cage Pitch Competition: April 2 & 9
Business Model Competition: May 13
Learn more and how to enter
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) develops, nurtures and commercializes talent contributing to economic and social development in the Baltimore metro region and beyond. The center fosters entrepreneurial talent, ideas and opportunities on campus and beyond by leveraging Towson University's proven core strengths in healthcare, sciences, education and business along with its extensive alumni and business partner network.
Our vision is to make Towson University the entrepreneurial hub of Baltimore County and an integral part of the local, regional and national innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
We're proud to support students as they turn their ideas into business ventures.
Jason is the first TU alum to be selected for Venture for America.
Senior is developing a non-profit connecting under-resourced youth to community service trips
While launching a lifestyle brand as a TU student, Kevin tapped his network for help.
With the help of CIE programs like the Tiger Cage, Victor launched his energy supplement as a student at TU.
Ryan is a mass communications major and entrepreneurship minor working on his startup, BreakBox.
Megan and Meredith spearhead the creation of Enactus Cafe in Stephens Hall, which is run entirely by students.
Jay used his degree in business administration/entrepreneurship to start a nonprofit to help refugees.
Here are some of the programs the center provides independently and in collaboration with other departments and divisions.
The minor in entrepreneurship is open to all majors. CBE also offers the concentration in entrepreneurship.
At this weekly series hosted each academic term, the campus community is invited to meet successful entrepreneurs, like Larry Fiorino '84, founder, president and CEO of G.1440 (pictured), hear their stories and learn what it takes to launch a business.
At Student Launch Pad, the campus community builds their ideas into viable businesses from the seed of an idea or napkin sketch to business model to launch. Student Launch Pad hosts a variety of experiential entrepreneurial programming. Everyone is welcome!
Competition is at the heart of entrepreneurship. TU offers multiple opportunities for students to test their ideas and compete for prizes with prominent industry professionals as judges. Stay tuned for details on The Next Big Idea Poster Competition, The Tiger Cage Pitch Competition and the Business Model Competition.
TU's entrepreneurial alumni stand out in the business community.
Kenneth used his business degree from TU to start and run his own insurance business.
A self-made entrepreneur, Jason founded custom wall decal company, Wallmonkeys.com
Drew is the co-founder and vigneron of Old Westminster Winery.
Toby built his own staffing firm from the ground up.