Explore frequently asked questions.
How long has the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute existed?
While entrepreneurship-themed courses have been taught in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business for many years, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute was officially approved by Georgia State University in May 2016.
What’s the best way to keep up with ENI?
How many students are currently in the entrepreneurship program?
In the 2017-2018 academic year, there were over 680 students enrolled in an ENI course.
Who is eligible to take courses offered by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute (ENI)?
ENI courses are open to all Georgia State University students (graduate and undergraduate) regardless of their current major.
Are ENI courses open to post-baccalaureate students?
ENI courses are available to all students who meet the Georgia State University admission requirements. See more about other enrollment types.
Is it required that I own my business upon entering the program?
ENI caters to innovative and entrepreneurial students of all experience levels and backgrounds. Although many students have a business, or idea, it most certainly is not required for enrolling in our courses or program.
What courses are being offered next semester?
What type of faculty teach ENI courses?
ENI’s faculty represent a blend of highly-qualified academic researchers and experienced business professionals who are entrepreneurs and/or corporate innovators. Learn more about our faculty.
How do I apply for E-House?
What is E-House?
E-House (short for Entrepreneurship House) is a living-learning community that provides Georgia State University students with entrepreneurial ambitions to live, learn and connect with others who share similar interests and aspirations.
What is the cost to live in E-House?
Good news! There’s no extra cost to live at E-House. Please refer to Georgia State Housing Rates for a 4 bed, 2 bath unit in the University Commons.
Where is E-House located?
E-House is currently located at 141 Piedmont Avenue, in the University Commons, Building D, 1st Floor.
What is an LLC?
LLC stands for Living-Learning Community. A Living and Learning Community (LLC) is an on-campus residential community dedicated to a specific academic college, major or theme. Research shows that students who participate in LLCs are more likely to succeed in the transition to college life—they have higher retention rates, demonstrate stronger critical thinking, and benefit from increased access to faculty and student mentors. Read more about the benefits of LLC’s from the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).
What types of events and activities does ENI offer?
What student organizations are affiliated with ENI?
What pitch competitions opportunities are available to students?
ENI encourages students to participate in pitch competitions to gain industry experience, mentorship and resources. Georgia State partners to host competitions on-campus such as The J. Russell Business Model Competition, The Social Entrepreneurship Concept Competition (SECC), the TiE Atlanta Entrepreneurship Competition, and the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. There are also local, regional, and national competitions for students to consider.
What internship opportunities are available to students?
Georgia State offers Handshake, an online portal where students can search for jobs and internships! ENI also partners with neighboring institutions to create internship opportunities for students. Last summer, several Georgia State students participated in Students2Startups, an initiative created by the City of Atlanta and Invest Atlanta.