Entrepreneurship involves identifying, evaluating and pursuing opportunities that create economic and social value. The Brock School of Business Entrepreneurship Program includes classes and activities, many of which have received national recognition, to train aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own businesses, work in small businesses or lead innovation in large businesses.
- Recognition in 2010 as the best new entrepreneurship program in the U.S. by the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).
- Annual business plan competition, Regions New Venture Challenge rewards innovative students with cash prizes. Regions New Venture Challenge Rules and Guidelines
- The Brock School of Business Student Incubator provides a way for our entrepreneurs to avoid incurring heavy start up costs.
- The Freshman Entrepreneurship Experience (BUSA 100) provides students the opportunity to write preliminary business plans and compete in their own division of the Regions New Venture Challenge each spring.
- Students can launch and run their own businesses during their junior year through Micro-business funding. The top three teams in 2013 averaged more than 800 percent ROI and earned a total of more than $3,500 in scholarships. Top teams are eligible for residency in the Brock School Student Business Incubator.