Entrepreneur Scholar Program

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

www.csbsju.edu/mcneely @entrcenter

@entrcenter

@csbsjuentrcentr


ENTREP "Entrepreneurship 101 - from brainstorming and forecasting exercises, market analysis, to theoretical application, the class further developed our entrepreneurship approach when Legacy was first getting our feet under us. The team and mentors in the Center of Entrepreneurship provided pertinent direction and knowledge through the processor of building a business. All around a fantastic program."

"All around FANTASTIC program" Max Martin, SJU ’21

ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARS - E16 COHORT ROW 1: Jaelen Stephen, Maija Eickhoff, Shannon O'Rourke, Kat Mazang, Zoe Huot-Link. ROW 2: Gabe Murgo-Garcia, Jack Laird, Courtney Siebenahler, Mitch Hansen, John Krawczk, Diego Alvaraz, Mason Hennen, Keegan Bartow, Morgan Belting.


PRENEUR SCHOLAR PR OPEN TO ALL MAJORS

STUDENT VENTURE SUCCESS STORIES

EXTENDING THE LINK

TRIINK

Think globally, act locally. Extending the link (ETL) is a documentary film production team focused on highlighting social and economic issues on a global and local scale. Andrea Carrow Morsching (E-4) and her partners Nate Ptacek and David Slifka launched their venture following their CSB/SJU semester abroad in Guatemala. Since 2007, ETL production teams engage in social entrepreneurial experiences through research, global travel, film production and marketing to highlight a diverse array of topics from fair trade coffee in Guatemala to the launch of their 12th documentary “Bayt Jadeed: Seeking Home” a narrative focused on the themes of home and community from individuals migrating from their country of origin and currently residing in Germany and Minnesota. These documentaries provideinspiration to apply knowledge and foster understanding to inspire change on a global and local scale.

Joe Caughey ’21 and Bardia Bijani Aval ’21, co-founders of TRIINK Tools LLC, are on a mission to bring the world the ultimate multifunctional tools. Their first product The Pickaxe - is a multifunctional drinking tool. The venture has given Caughey and Bijani Aval prime access to the legendary Johnnie/ Bennie network “We’re using the resources of the school and alumni, everything from 3D printing on campus to attorneys provided through alumni mentors. Every bit of this process has been facilitated by the McNeely Entrepreneurship Center,” Caughey said. TRIINK plans to continue their humble startup beyond just being an E-Scholar venture. They want to immediately expand their business to include other multi-tools for activities like boating, fishing, and camping.


ROGRAM ENTREPRENUR SCHOLAR COURSE SEQUENCE SPRING

ENTR 301: CREATING WORLD-CLASS VENTURES Course Themes: Business Travel:

Trend spotting, feasibility analysis National Entreprenurial Hub (Spring break)

FALL ENTR 302: GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Course Themes: Business Travel:

Business Model Generation, understanding customers, prototyping Regional long weekend study trip Dec/Jan Global study trip

SPRING

ENTR 303:

Course Themes: Business Travel:

Business plans and pitches National Entrepreneur Scholar Consortium Pitch Competition

Additional course fees are assessed each semester to assist with business travel expenses.

This program has strengthened my entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging lateral and creative thinking, providing supportive mentorship, and regional/global networking Morgan Belting opportunities. E-16, CSB ’21


INSPIRING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

FOR 17 YEARS

Entrepreneurial mentors dedicated to working with students scheduled weekly throughout the academic year

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Student start ups and ventures grown by CSB/SJU students

40% of E-Scholar alums have a current side gig

Visit the Hatch Simons Hall 320, SJU McNeely Center Business Hatch. White board, teleconferencing, meeting room.

25 different majors represented within the Entrepreneur Scholars program

183 Entrepreneur scholar alums living and doing business all over the world in 14 different countries


CAMPUS WIDE

OFFERINGS There’s a moment of truth that stands between innovators and entrepreneurs. Within that moment, you start something – a venture all your own. Everything after that is merely figuring it out. The McNeely Center provides a thoughtful blend of education, mentorship and encouragement to students from any major. With guidance and advice from McNeely staff, faculty and alum mentors, our students don’t simply wrestle with ambiguity. They embrace it.

THE SPARK TO START: DAVID FORSTER CAMPUS CHALLENGE FALL SEMESTER

ERIC REGO BIG IDEA COMPETITION SPRING SEMESTER

SEARCH FOR ENTR IN REGISTRATION MATERIALS ALL MAJORS, ALL CLASS YEARS

WEEKLY CENTER MENTORS FOR MORE EVENTS AND INFORMATION, VISIT

WWW.CSBSJU.EDU/MCNEELY

ENTR COURSE INFORMATION

FALL 2020 ENTR 101G ENTR 101J ENTR 101K

Introduction to Product Design and Prototyping (2 credit) Ideas: Generation to Pitch (2 credit Small Business as an Agent for Change (2 credit)

SPRING 2021 ENTR 101H ENTR 101I ENTR 101L ENTR 304

Storytelling for Entrepreneurs (2 credits) Sales Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs (2 credits) Innovation & Sports (2 credits) Entrepreneurship (4 credits)

Want more information? Contact us, or visit the Center for Entrepreneurship in Simons 350 SJU • www.csbsju.edu/mcneely MARGRETTE NEWHOUSE Center Director mnewhouse@csbsju.edu 320-363-2879

KELLI GRADIN Center Coordinator kgradin@csbsju.edu 320-363-2065

PAUL MARSNIK Academic Director pmarsnik@csbsju.edu 320-363-2033


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