College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johnâ€™s University
SCHOLAR PROGRAM OPEN TO ALL MAJORS
Embolden your entrepreneurial spirit with the ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLAR PROGRAM. This program is a competitive three-semester course load that challenges students to create and launch a business venture. You and your cohort will travel the globe to meet entrepreneurs to tour social and business ventures to expand your entrepreneurial mindset and skillset. The connections and skills acquired as an Entrepreneur Scholar are PRICELESS.
TRANSFORMS PASSION AND IDEAS INTO FULL-FLEDGED BUSINESS VENTURES. BRIDGET ERICKSON E-14, CSB â€™19
ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARS - E15 COHORT ROW 1: Cathy Nguyen (Communication) Margaret Kosir (Global Business Leadership), Marina Cruz (Economics), Greta Winkelman (Accounting & Finance) ROW 2: Owyn Ferguson (Economics), Friedrich Odermann (Economics), Isabella Barona (Global Business Leadership), Paige Doberstein (Accounting & Finance) Preston Kopel (Economics) ROW 3: Zach Kennedy (Economics) Hanna Degen (Economics), Ryan Graham (Computer Science), Joe Sullivan (Economics), Alex Sais (Accounting & Finance/Music)
RENEUR SCHOLAR PRO OPEN TO ALL MAJORS
STUDENT VENTURE SUCCESS STORIES
EXTENDING THE LINK
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.
OGRAM ENTREPRENUR SCHOLAR COURSE SEQUENCE SPRING
ENTR 301: CREATING WORLD-CLASS VENTURES (4 CR)
Course Themes: Business Travel:
Trend spotting, feasibility analysis National Entreprenurial Hub (Spring break)
ENTR 302: GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (4 CR) Course Themes: Business Travel:
Business Model Generation, understanding customers, prototyping Regional long weekend study trip Dec/Jan Global study trip
ENTR 303: ENTREPRENEUR APPRENTICESHIP (4 CR)
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. The “10 for 10 Scholarship Pool” is available to assist to offset the course fees with scholarships ranging from 25-75% of program costs depending on financial need. Visit the CSB/SJU Financial Aid team or Center staff for more details.
THE ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARS PROGRAM HAS ASSISTED ME IN MAKING PROGRESS TOWARD MY GOAL OF BECOMING A DAVID JOHNSON III GLOBAL LEADER. E-14, SJU ’19
INSPIRING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
FOR 16 YEARS
Entrepreneurial mentors dedicated to working with students scheduled weekly throughout the academic year
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 310, SJU McNeely Center Business Hatch. White board, teleconferencing, meeting room.
25 different majors represented within the Entrepreneur Scholars program
Entrepreneur scholar alums living and doing business all over the world in 14 different countries
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 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH @ SJU
ERIC REGO BIG IDEA COMPETITION
MARCH 18TH 2020, GORECKI FAMILY THEATER @ CSB
SEARCH FOR ENTR IN REGISTRATION MATERIALS ALL MAJORS, ALL CLASS YEARS
MONTHLY SQUARE TABLE EVENTS WEEKLY CENTER MENTORS FOR MORE EVENTS AND INFORMATION, VISIT
ENTR COURSE INFORMATION FALL 2019 ENTR 101D ENTR 310
Ideation and impact for social ventures (2 credits) Social Entrepreneurship (4 credits)
SPRING 2020 Entr 101B ENTR 101H ENTR101I ENTR 304
Innovation and the Liberal Arts (2 credits) Storytelling for Entrepreneurs: Writing the Narrative of You and Your Venture (2 credits) Sales for Innovators and Entrepreneurs (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 320-363-2879
KELLI GRADIN Center Coordinator email@example.com 320-363-2065
PAUL MARSNIK Academic Director firstname.lastname@example.org 320-363-2033
Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship CSB/SJU