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


Launch Pad Open House

Cool people. Ideas. Food.

Sept. 11
Cook Library, Room 401

Stop by between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 


Learn techniques, tools and knowledge. Select an event below to see details.

Workshop Info

Think Like An Entrepreneur

All Think Like An Entrepreneur Workshops take place in the Student Launch Pad, Cook 401.

Fall 2019

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2-3 p.m.
Think Like an Entrepreneur Workshop, Topic: Brute Think
Host: Jan Baum

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Think Like an Entrepreneur Workshop, Topic: (tbd)
Host: Anna Obedkova

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Think Like an Entrepreneur Workshop, Topic: (tbd)
Host: Dave Brannon

Tuesday, OCt. 8., 2-3 p.m.
Think Like an Entrepreneur Workshop: Growth Mindset v. Fixed Mindset
Host: Jan Baum

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Think Like an Entrepreneur Workshop
Host: Anna Obedkova

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Think Like an Entrepreneur Workshop
Host: Dave Brannon

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2 - 3 p.m.
Think Like an Entrepreneur Workshop
Host: Jan Baum

Whiteboard Workshops

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!


Fall 2019 Dates

All whiteboard workshops take place in the Student Launch Pad, Cook 401

Monday, Sept. 16, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 8 - 9 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 - 9 a.m.

Design Thinking Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: PAWS

Design thinking is human-centered process for creative problem solving that can be used by anyone in any setting to look at problems or issues from an empathetic postion and come up with solutions.

This workshop teaches the basics of design thinking and walks attendees through a fun design thinking exercise. 

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 5:30-7 p.m.
Location: PAWS

This professional clinic led by legal experts will discuss how you as an entrepreneur, writer, artist, creator, etc. can and SHOULD protect your intellectual property.


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.

Fall 2019 Competitions

Big Idea Poster Competition: Dec. 3, PAWS

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!

Suggest an Event

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