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Entrepreneurship Club

Student Organization

The Ole Miss Entrepreneurship Club is a student organization focusing on promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship across campus.

REDe Entrepreneurship Summit

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) proudly presents the inaugural REDe Entrepreneurship Summit on October 18-19, 2018. Our goal for the REDe Summit is to inspire students with varied academic backgrounds, such as in the arts, engineering, pharmacy, or business, to engage in entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Major

Be Ready - Study Entrepreneurship

The average graduate will work for 8 employers by the time you are 30. You can’t trust an employer to help you find career and market opportunities anymore. You need a degree that gets you ready to take on the challenges you will find outside Ole Miss. This is it.

Entrepreneurship Minor

School of Business Administration

Business students will choose three courses from the five courses below for the Entrepreneurship Minor. Students outside of the School of Business will need to take GB 370 to satisfy prerequisites for admission to enroll in the Entrepreneurship Minor courses.

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Entrepreneurs sharing their Experiences

Each semester leading entrepreneurs visit the campus to share their experiences and perspectives with Ole Miss students.

Fall Business Model Competition

Fall Business Model Competition

Learn how to validate your business idea and compete for a shot at an iPad. Its a quick and easy way to make sure you’re talking to customers correctly and getting to market as quick as you can.

Farrington Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2018 Winner - Gail Pittman

Every year the business school selects one business or entrepreneur to recognize as the Farrington Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. The winners are nominated by the community and selected by the Dean of the School of Business Administration.

Gillespie Business Plan Competition

Marquee Event for the Academic Year

The marquee event for the academic year is the Gillespie Business Plan Competition, held at the end of the spring semester. There are rules and deadlines soon after the beginning of the spring term, so keep an eye on the upcoming events and following the Center’s Twitter Feed to stay up to date!

International Business Model Competition Oxford Regional Qualifier

On November 30, 2018, Ole Miss will host a regional qualifier for the International Business Model Competition. During a one-day event, colleges and universities from around the mid-south are invited to have their best businesses present their business model to our judges.

LandShark Tank Pitch Competition

This is an opportunity for creative students to present their business concept in less than 2 minutes. Convince the judges that your idea is the best and you are capable of executing this idea. If you do that better than everyone else, you will win. Each pitch will be followed by some coaching from faculty and local business people.

Rebel Venture Capital Fund

Supporting Student Start-up Businesses

The Rebel Venture Capital Fund is an alumni established non-profit entity created to financially support student start-up businesses with seed money grants. It is chartered as a 501c (3) and is separate from the university.

Scholarships

THE CIE offers several options to support Entrepreneurship majors and students

  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • REDe Entrepreneurship Summit
  • Entrepreneurship Major
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
  • Fall Business Model Competition
  • Farrington Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Gillespie Business Plan Competition
  • International Business Model Competition Oxford Regional Qualifier
  • LandShark Tank Pitch Competition
  • Rebel Venture Capital Fund
  • Scholarships
  • Apply for the Student Business Consulting program.

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    We would love the opportunity to try and help your business grow. It is why we are here.

    You supply the passion and the idea, and we'll help you with everything else.