Entrepreneurship Certification Program Offered for CU Non-Business Majors

In the past we have featured SLHS/CDSS alumni who are entrepreneurs in our field, starting private practices, authoring SLP & audiological materials and developing cross-disciplinary enterprises. CU now offers courses and certification to help students think through entrepreneurial endeavors. In the recent CU-Boulder in the News: October 2011, the Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU reveals entrepreneurial programs for all majors. One option is a Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Education & Certificate developed for students of all majors—from engineering to theater—offered through the Center for Entrepreneurship in the Leeds School of Business. Non-business majors with upper division status (minimum of 60 credits) can apply. Core courses, internships and experience in the business community are part of the requirements. The Deming Center also gives students a host of entrepreneurial opportunities in a number of transformational industry sectors such as bioscience, clean energy and organic business. That includes entrepreneurial programs and certificates in specific schools, colleges and Residential Academic Programs.

The article announced an award from the Department of Energy last week to the CU Clean tech Program at the Deming Center a grant to host a regional competition for students working on renewable energy start-up companies. Students from 10 states will submit clean-technology business plans to compete for $100,000. The university and the Deming Center are leaders in commercializing renewable energy.

But opportunities are not solely for large company endeavors. For example, Daniel Schaefer, a CU-Boulder doctoral candidate in communication was featured in the article. During his participation, he developed an special keyboard application for his Android smart phone for easier Twitter posting during disasters. At best, the center provides a place for innovation and exchange with other students to develop new ideas in their chosen field.

For an overview and description of requirements for the certificate go to.:
http://leeds.colorado.edu/certificate/ccec#overviewandrequirements
For the Oct. 2011 edition of CU-Boulder in the News go to:
http://www.colorado.edu/chancellor/emessages/2011/10/