New Venture Plan Competition - Spring 2019
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Marko Grünhagen, Coordinator of the ENT Minor; Mr. Rance Higgins, Community Bank President, First Mid Illinois Bank & Trust; Ms. Morgan Dolehide (3rd Place); Ms. Baylie Painter; Ms. Yasmine Ben Miloud (1st Place); Ms. Emily Ashby (3rd Place); Mr. Bryce Trayor; Mr. Bill Skeens - Award Sponsor & President, Prairie City Bakery
The Entrepreneurship Minor helps you develop your creative ideas.
Entrepreneurs—individuals who create and nurture new products and ventures—are a vital part of the economy, but many entrepreneurs lack the knowledge and skills needed to capitalize on their innovative ideas. Through the minor in entrepreneurship, students learn to recognize new business opportunities, apply creativity and innovation to develop those opportunities, identify funding resources, and to develop a venture plan. The minor in entrepreneurship is designed for students from all majors who may want to work in a family business, start or manage their own business, or to start a professional practice or skill-based business.
The Entrepreneurship Minor offers a core of courses focused on hands-on learning directed by experienced faculty.
Create a sustainable venture
Protect your creative ideas
Explore financial funding sources
Evaluate legal aspects of incorporating a new venture
Develop a venture plan
Real-life entrepreneurs share their inspiring experiences with Entrepreneurship students
A student organization chapter led by Entrepreneurship students with the recognition and support of a national student organization
Field trips to see Entrepreneurs "in action"
Opportunities for research projects in Entrepreneurship mentored by individual faculty members