Events & Programs

Open to all students from all majors at any entrepreneurial level. Whether you've got ideas, you've already started a business, or you just want to meet new people and explore opportunities, we've got something for you. 

student pitching to judges during the business model canvas competition


Innovation Workshops

Get your blood pumping with innovation and flex your creative muscles. Select an event below to see details.

Workshop Info

Creative Mondays & Tuesdays 2-3 PM

Strengthen your creative muscles with these fun, interactive sessions.

All sessions take place from 2-3 p.m. in the Student Launch Pad (Cook 401)

Spring 2019

Feb. 11 & 12: Divergent Thinking Workshop 
Learn how to think outside the box and in new ways!

Feb. 18: Sounding Board
Have an idea but not sure if it’s good? Bounce it off others and watch it come to life!

Feb. 19: Design Thinking Workshop
Learn how to think outside the box and in new ways!

Feb. 25 & 26: Creativity Thinking Workshop
Learn how to think outside the box and in new ways!

March 4: Pitch Practice
Get your pitch ready for the competition!

March 5: Competition Boot Camp
Get your pitch and/or poster ready for the competition!

March 11: Creativity Thinking Workshop
Strengthen your creative muscles

March 12: Pitch Practice
Get ready for the Big Idea Poster Competition!

March 25 & 26: Sounding Board
Have an idea but not sure if it’s good? Bounce it off others and watch it come to life!

April 1 & 2: Murder Board
Learn how to field questions like a champ in this fun format.

April 8 & 9: Competition Boot Camp
Last minute prep for the Tiger Cage Pitch Competition

April 15: Business Model Canvas
Build the foundation for your idea to stand on!

April 16: Improv for Entrepreneurs
Learn how to think on your feet and have no fear!

April 22: Business Model Canvas
Build the foundation for your idea to stand on!

April 23: Design Thinking Workshop
Learn this leading-edge innovation technique

April 29 & 30: Competition Boot Camp
Prep for the Business Model Competition!

Whiteboard Wednesdays 12-2 PM

Have an idea for a business, product, nonprofit or just a plain old solution but need help charting it out? Come hang out at the Student Launch Pad and we’ll help!

All Whiteboard Wednesdays take place from 12-2 p.m. in the Student Launch Pad, Cook 401.

Spring 2019 Dates: Feb. 13-May 1

Lunch & Launch Series

Bring your lunch and hear from guest speakers talking about entrepreneurship. All lunch and launches take place Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. in Cook 401.

Feb. 5: Networking Skills

Feb. 12: Free-sources for Your Startup

Feb. 19: Financial Modeling for Entrepreneurs
Rich Leimbech, Carrollton Partners

Feb. 26: Finding Market Data
Shana Gass, Cook Library

March 5: Sales 101
Plamen Peev, Dept. of Marketing

March 12: Focus Group Exercise
Joan Kanner, Bottoms Up Bagels

March 25: Funding 101
Funding 101

April 2: Marketing 101

April 9: Protecting Your Ideas
Hogan Lovells

April 16: Grant Funding

April 22: Setting Up Your Business
Hogan Lovells

April 30: Exit Strategies

May 7: Licensing Your Business

Pitch & Win

Entrepreneurship Competitions

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.

Spring 2019 Competitions

Big Idea Poster Competition: March 13
Tiger Cage Pitch Competition: April 2 & 9
Business Model Competition: TBA

Learn more and how to enter

Other Entrepreneurship Events

Don't miss these other great opportunities to learn more about entrepreneurship and get engaged!

Entrepreneurship Unplugged

Meet successful entrepreneurs, hear their stories, and learn what it takes to launch a business at the weekly Entrepreneurship Unplugged speakers series. 


Venture/CEO Club Meeting

Join the TU chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, a national entrepreneurial organization for students #worldofopportunity. Meetings are Mondays from 5-6 p.m. in the Launch Pad. All majors are welcome!

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