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. 

students working in a brainstorming session in the student launch pad

Fall 2018 events and dates coming soon!

Get a taste for the kind of fun, hands-on events we host by looking at our spring events below. Check back here or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to learn about fall events.

Innovation Workshops

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

Workshop Info

Creative Mondays 4:30-6 PM

Strengthen your creative muscles with these fun, interactive sessions.

All sessions take place from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Student Launch Pad (Cook 401) except where noted differently below.

Spring 2018 Dates

Feb. 5: Creativity Obstacle Course

Feb. 12: Sounding Board
Do you have ideas but you're not sure they're "good"? come see if they are sticky!

Feb. 19: Design Thinking
A crash-course in creative problem solving

Feb. 26: Improv for Entrepreneurs
Practice thinking on your feet with a fun improv crash course

March 5: Murder Board

March 12: Competition Boot Camp
Get help prepping for upcoming competitions

March 26: Elevator Pitch Practice
Refine your pitch in a supportive group environment

April 2: Elevator Pitch Practice ** Time: 3-4:30 p.m. **
Refine your pitch in a supportive group environment

April 9: Pitch with Pitch Deck ** Time: 3-4:30 p.m. **
Improve your pitch with visual aids

Whiteboard Wednesdays 12-1 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 form 12-1 p.m. in the Student Launch Pad, Cook 401.

Spring 2018 Dates

Feb. 7
Feb. 21
March 7
April 18

Brain Boost Thursdays 12:30-1:30 PM

Become a more innovative thinker and problem solver with special topics each week.

All sessions take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Student Launch Pad (Cook 401) except where noted differently below.

Spring 2018 Dates

Feb. 15: Business Model Canvas Intro
Move from idea to reality with this simple model

Feb. 22: Divergent Thinking
Train you brain to think more innovatively

March 1: Sounding Board
Do you have ideas but you're not sure if they are "good"? Come see if they are sticky.

March 8: Competition Boot Camp
Prepare for upcoming competitions

March 15: Murder Board
Reviewers will look at your concept or pitch and give critical feedback

March 29: Elevator Pitch Practice
Rehearse and refine your pitch in a low-pressure setting

April 5: Pitch with Pitch Deck
Practice your pitch with visual aids

April 12: Building the Business Model
Put your ideas on paper


Lunch & Launch Series

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

Feb. 14: Visuals to Present Your Startup
with Ryan Perpall

Feb. 28: Networking 101
with Evelyn Atieno

March 14: Business Types

March 28: Financial Modeling for Entrepreneurs
with Rick Leimbach

April 11: Protecting Your Ideas

April 25: Bootstrapping

May 2: Business Ethics
with Angie Barnett, Better Business Bureau Greater Maryland

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 2018 Competitions

Big Idea Poster Competition, Mar. 14
Tiger Cage Pitch Competition, Apr. 2 & 9
Business Model Competition, May 1

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. The spring 2018 series will take place on Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 through April 10 in PAWS. 

Suggest an Event

Interested in entrepreneurship but don't see an event that's right for you? Send us your suggestions to