Recent surveys reveal two-thirds of students who come to colleges and universities in the next four to 10 years believe they will start their own businesses.
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute provides experiential learning, co-curricular activities and connections across the Georgia State ecosystem and beyond. Help us support our #Pantherpreneurs.
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Seed Funding Program
Funding is needed to expand the Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund program. Expansion would come in the form of supporting more Georgia State entrepreneurs with mentorship, educational programming and early funds to start their businesses.
Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation Law Clinic
Funding is needed to establish a law clinic at Georgia State to provide free and reduced-fee legal services to early-stage businesses and social enterprises that meet financial eligibility requirements and would not otherwise be able to afford these mission-critical services. Services would include legal advice on entity formation and organization, securities and tax compliance, contracts, leases, intellectual property, employment law and capital financing, among others.
Entrepreneurship Competition Fund
Funding is needed to support Georgia State students’ participation in domestic and international entrepreneurship competitions. Numerous organizations throughout the world offer pitch competitions where entrepreneurs have the opportunity to build their networks, learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and win funding to support their businesses. However, travel and other associated costs of participation are often prohibitive.
Media Entrepreneurship student and recipient of the 2019 Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Scholarship, Elizabeth Kim, balances being a student while also running her business, Softea.