Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurial Resources

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, our partner in higher education, Kennesaw State University, offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to 35,000+ students.

The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit, draws students from throughout the region and from 92 countries.

This massive pool of skilled student and faculty talent can be accessed via an IgniteHQ membership.

Accelerators/Incubators

KSU Top 100 - The university works with 100 student businesses and eliminates 99 - awarding the winner $100,000.

Clubs

The EC - Students gather to discuss business ideas, work through problems, and hold each other accountable to KPIs .

Shore Entrepreneurship Center's Elevator Pitch Academy- Students practice and apply best pitch tactics to clearly and effectively communicate.

EC Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy - Transitions teams from traditional leadership to an action-oriented, entrepreneurial approach..

Game Design and Development Club - Provides students interested in the video game industry an opportunity to build their portfolios, network and be involved in the industry.

College of Computing Competition Team - Advances Information Security knowledge and skills and works to raise the awareness of social responsibilities and ethical behavior.

Association for Computing Machinery - Brings together computing educators, students, and professionals to inspire dialog share resources, and address the field's challenges.

Events

International Entrepreneurship Institute - 50 of the best kindergarten through post-secondary educators from around the world gather to learn, share and create best practices in entrepreneurship education.

EC International Summit - Students from international partner schools attend a week-long entrepreneurship summit.

EC Retreats - A weekend retreat that takes students through experiential activities to provide students with clarity of purpose in their entrepreneurial journey.

The College of Computing and Software Engineering Computing Showcase - As students prepare for graduation they present posters and games highlighting their experiences within internships, team projects, and capstone and thesis work.

Spaces

Cox Family Enterprise Center - An intellectual and practical hub with specialized programming, events and services focused on creating growth opportunities.

3D Center - Houses professional 3D printers and scanners for prototyping, tooling and reverse engineering applications.

Major/Minor/Classes

BBA in Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurship majors and minors are taken through a rigorous series of experiential courses from developing the entrepreneurial mindset to pitching in front of venture capitalists.

Entrepreneurship Minor - Provides students an understanding of an entrepreneurial orientation in a variety of settings including new venture creation, social stewardship, family business, government operations and corporate endeavors.

Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program - Provides a foundation of practical experiences, on-the-job training, and exploration of career opportunities in the music and entertainment industry.

Mentorship

EC Rapid Networking - Conversations, connections and coaching with business owners allow students to accelerate their exposure and experience in running and growing businesses.

EC Angels - This women entrepreneurial fellowship brings together fifteen of the best women students at KSU who have entrepreneurial aspirations.These women are mentored by seasoned women business leaders, challenged to discover their purpose, held accountable to consistently and intentionally get out of their comfort zone.