Center for Entrepreneurship

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.

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.
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Upcoming Events

Impact X Demo Day 

April 23, 2020 | 5:30pm | Wells Fargo Auditorium | School of Business

Each semester teams of students in the Impact X Accelerator form real businesses based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. When the semester is over, the teams pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges & investors for up to $10,000 to fund their startups. Join us on Thursday, April 23rd to watch the competition!


Great Entrepreneur Speaker Series

Great Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Every Wednesday | 2 - 3:15 p.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 Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters different speakers share their experiences to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs!

Check out some of our recent events!

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:

  • Honors Living and Learning Center for Entrepreneurship 
  • Impact X Startup Accelerator with up to $10,000 in awards each semester
  • ProtoX 3D prototyping
  • Stuart Williams Impact Scholars program
  • Entrepreneurship After 5 - Networking event for entrepreneurs and students - March 11, 2020
  • Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program 
  • DEMOS Elevator pitch competitions with $2,000 in awards
  • Student Entrepreneur of the Year Contest with  $1,000 in awards
  • Gender Equity Pitch Contest with  $1,000 in awards
  • Weekly Great Entrepreneur Speaker Series - Wednesdays at 2:00 in the Wells Fargo
  • The Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Hour - April 14, 2020
  • Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs Summit - November 19, 2020
  • Impact Day - April 14, 2020
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • Networking with an outstanding advisory board of seasoned entrepreneurs and mentors