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Academic Pipeline

Seven Reasons to Celebrate Entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston

ICAT Winners1. Students can select the following options: 

  • Nine unique entrepreneurship courses
  • Entrepreneurship Concentration
  • Entrepreneurship Minor 
  • New ICAT accelerator room
  • Honors Living and Learning Center for Entrepreneurship with Wayne Mickiewicz as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  • Join Enactus, a community of student, academic and buisness leaders using entrepreneurial actions to positively impact lives

    Check out the syllabi for entrepreneurial courses here

2. The student accelerator ICAT (Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Technology) accepts 21 students across three disciplines: one business major, one computer science major and one liberal arts major.

3. Our starter Entrepreneurship class - ENTR 200 - is open to sophomores and features the Distinguished Entrepreneurial Speaker Series. Over 150 students enrolled in the past academic year and it is anticipated over 100 students will be enrolled in 3 different sections this Fall 2016 semester.

4. Our Entrepreneurship Society - Enactus - is very popular and undertakes six community projects a year.

5. Outstanding advisory board of seasoned entrepreneurs:
  • ICAT supplies two top mentors, one tech mentor and one buisness mentor
  • Glenn Starkman is our "Tommy Baker" Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the 2015-2016 academic year to teach our ENTR 445 class where up to 16 students learn and interact with individual entrepreneurs. This class was introduced to the School by Tommy Baker and has received rave reviews for 24 years!

6. World renowned guest speakers including over 30 entrepreneurs last semester alone plus special events as the Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Hour!

7. Student competitions to get the entrepreneurial spirit flowing. In 2015 over $30,000 in prizes were awarded to students in various competitions. Our next Wild Pitch Competition will be hled in the Spring of 2016. There is a $1,000 prize for each Wild Pitch winner.

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