Centers & Institutes

  • Center for Entrepreneurship

    Get Ready to Make Your Mark

    Do you have a novel idea? A challenge you want to tackle? A difference you want to make in your community or in the world? You have come to the right place. Th e place to learn how to tackle challenges, collaborate, connect, and develop skills that lead to success in every profession.

    The Center for Entrepreneurship provides a variety of academic, co-curricular, and experiential learning opportunities for students and alumni to learn to think and act entrepreneurially.

    Our interdisciplinary approach allows students from all majors to practice creative problem solving, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    $5,000 Scholarships for Student Entrepreneurship Ambassadors

    Join a group of student entrepreneurs on a journey of inspiration, innovation, and impact. Members of the Student Entrepreneurship Ambassadors Program develop an entrepreneurial mindset and leadership abilities through experiences and skills-based training. Plus, their access to a supportive network helps them bring their ideas to life.

    Each Student ​Entrepreneurship Ambassador is eligible to receive a $2,500 scholarship in year one and in year two of the program. In the third year of the program, participants complete an internship or project for a partner company. Participants with a vetted venture idea may be eligible for startup seed fund grants of up to $1000 in year three of the program.

    Responsibilities

    • Attend regularly scheduled meetings throughout the academic year
    • Commit 10 hours each semester to assist with entrepreneurship events and extracurricular activities
    • Collaborate to plan, market, and produce a major entrepreneurship event such as activities for Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Apply today. DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS JUNE 15, 2020. Recipients are notified by June 30, 2020

    Apply

    Our Programs | At a Glance

    Students and alumni who want to start a business or social venture can access resources and support of an entrepreneurial community including scholarships and seed funding, an Entrepreneur in Residence, and a variety of events and programs.

  • Next Big Idea
    Got an idea for a business, social venture, or cool concept to solve a problem? This annual competition is WSU's version of Shark Tank—and includes financial prizes.

    Pitch It!
    Fast paced pitching event. 3 minutes and 3 slides to pitch a concept for a business or social venture. Seed money awarded for best pitches.

    WooMagine Ideathon
    All-out brainstorming event. Teams imagine, test and refine solutions to an existing challenge in our community. Prizes and a WooMagine trophy.

    Idea Lab
    Free memberships for students and alumni. Access to office space and other resources at this coworking site at 20 Franklin Street in Worcester.


  • Intrapreneur

    The leading state university for entrepreneurship in Massachusetts

    The Center for Entrepreneurship is dedicated to encouraging and supporting students and alumni to be entrepreneurial in the broadest sense possible—from starting a business with a brand-new idea, to bringing innovation to a family’s business, to being an “intrapreneur” who nurtures change and growth within a large organization.