Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

About the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

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 Schulze School is about learning to recognize, cultivate and act upon innovative ideas that benefit our communities and our organizations.

The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship was founded in 2005 thanks to a generous $50 million gift from Richard M. Schulze, founder and chairman emeritus of Best Buy, and his late wife, Sandra. Since then, the University of St. Thomas has been a leader in entrepreneurship education and outreach. Hundreds of businesses have benefitted from our expertise, consulting and start-up support.

The hub of entrepreneurial activities in the Schulze School is the Lab. The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship Lab is part classroom, part war room, part incubator for nascent businesses. It is the place where students turn innovative ideas into sustainable businesses.