Entrepreneurship at UST

At the Opus College of Business, entrepreneurship is about more than launching a new enterprise.

While many entrepreneurship students at UST do go on to start their own successful businesses, just as many put their entrepreneurial mind-set to work at an already established firm. Entrepreneurship at the Opus College of Business is about learning to recognize, cultivate and act upon innovative ideas that benefit our communities and our organizations.

The cornerstone of entrepreneurial activities is the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. The only one of its kind within a business school, the Schulze School provides undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs, leading edge collaborative endeavors and opportunities for funding new ventures.

Annual Entrepreneur Awards

Since 1990, The John M. Morrison Center at the University of St. Thomas Schulze School of Entrepreneurship has recognized outstanding individuals who personify the spirit of entrepreneurship and demonstrate excellence and ethics in the way they conduct business.

Family Business Center

The center provides faculty and family business leaders with awareness, knowledge and skills to build their businesses.

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Fowler Business Concept Challenge

Focused on energizing the entrepreneurial spirit of UST students across campuses and colleges, the Fowler challenges students to develop a business concept that has the potential to become a viable, high-growth business. The teams that submit the winning business concept in each of three divisions (undergraduate, graduate and social venture) receive scholarships from the University of St. Thomas.

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Small Business Development Center

The Twin Cities SBDC provides confidential business consulting services at no charge to help business owners develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales and improve profitability.

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The Lab

The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) Lab provides a place for student and alumni entrepreneurs to build community as well as to build businesses.

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William C. Norris Institute

After Bill Norris retired from Control Data Corporation in 1986, he and CDC vice chairman Norb Berg founded the institute to catalyze the creation and growth of visionary technology-based companies in Minnesota through seed funding.

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