Center for Entrepreneurship

Interested in adding a minor in Entrepreneurship? Check out the requirements here! 

Our Mission

The Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to support College of Charleston students across all disciplines in the development of an entrepreneurial mindset through experiential activities.

Students who graduate with a minor/concentration in Entrepreneurship graduate with 4 key skills desired by employers: dynamic problem solving, incredible pitching skills, diverse leadership & teamwork experience, and applicable knowledge of technological applications. 

The Center for Entrepreneurship is a primary point of contact for entrepreneurship development at the College of Charleston. Adopting the University blueprint espoused by Brad Feld, the goal of our Center is to be a:
  • Pipeline – magnet, teacher and pipeline of entrepreneurial talent
  • Community catalyst – nerve center for startups and information spillovers
  • Insight – source of insight about startups and communities
We support our regional entrepreneurial partners such as the Harbor Accelerator, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) and the Small Business Administration in growing entrepreneurship in the Lowcountry, and South Carolina.   We enthusiastically support student entrepreneurs to start and grow responsible businesses.

Upcoming Events:

Tommy Baker Hour: April 12th - 5:00pm to 7:00pm 

ImpactX Demo Day: April 24th - 5:00 to 7:00pm 

DEMOS Pitches: April 25th - 9:25 to 10:40am



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Entrepreneurial News:

Great Entrepreneur Speaker Series

Great Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Every Thursday | 9:25 - 10:40 a.m. | Wells Fargo Auditorium | School of Business 

Each semester the Center for Entrepreneurship sponsors the Great Entrepreneurship Series in an effort to bring successful and relevant entrepreneurs and business leaders to campus. Every Thursday during the fall and spring semesters different speakers share their experiences to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs!

Some of this semesters speakers include CofC Alumni Chad Ross (Dorsal Bracelets), Kenny Ridgell (Ridge Media), Lauren Furey (Lauren Furey LLC), Christine Osborne (Wonderworks), Brandon Brooks (Jyve)!

Celebrating Entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston

The Center for Entrepreneurship directs its resources and energies to providing experiential activities that assists students in developing an entrepreneurial mindset. We connect our students to the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem encapsulating guest speakers, mentors, judges, etc. This focus ties directly into the College’s strategic plan to provide enhanced “opportunities for experiential learning” and “contribute to the well-being of the region” (Goal 2). 

Students can select from nine unique entrepreneurship courses to complete an Entrepreneurship Concentration or Entrepreneurship Minor.

Additionally, students have multiple opportunities including:

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