The Entrepreneurship Association is an MSU Registered Student Organization
for students who are passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation.
Share ideas, network with peers, and get motivated by ingenious speakers
Organize trips to business competitions, conventions, and other events
Connect with established businesses and organizations to grow your ideas
Establish yourself in the entrepreneurial community. Build some buzz
Here are some frequently asked questions about the EA and their answers
Volunteer community leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs
Tyler is currently a junior General Management major at Michigan State. In his free time He enjoys being outdoors, working out, and being apart of the MSU Cheerleading team. After graduation, he would like to get a job in either Venture Capitalism or Private Equity.
Patrick is pursuing a degree in General Management while also being heavily involved in the entrepreneurship scene. Having both of his parents come from different countries inadvertently left him with a global perspective and the ability to speak both Portuguese and German. He loves spending his time catching up on the news and the current global market.
Ryan is a senior Economics major at MSU. He enjoys all things entrepreneurial and investment related. He is currently marketing the FlashCoupons app on campus at the Lansing tech startup, Software Different. Previous ventures: Two years in sales analytics and product distribution at a Michigan based beer and wine wholesaler, two years in an automotive repair shop during high school. Interests include reading, working out, golf, skiing, and cooking. After graduation he would like to be involved in Venture Capital and Real Estate Investment.
Danielle is a Creative Advertising major with a strong interest in entrepreneurship. She is the current Events Intern at Spartan Innovations, where she helps plan, promote, and execute events related to entrepreneurship at MSU and in the greater Lansing community. Danielle excels in graphic design, social media, and paid media advertising, while currently learning web design. In her free time, she's attending MSU sports games with friends, playing with her dogs, and traveling.
I’m Braden Cleary and I’m a junior marketing major at MSU. My freshman year I started up an incubator type website and outdoor clothing brand called The Mountaineering Company. I am a co-founder of the MSU Fantasy Sports club and I find my passions are skiing and anything having to do with baseball analytics.
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The Hatch is designed as a coworking space for area college students, which are prospective, creative, and innovative entrepreneurs ready to develop their business ideas. Hatch members share a common workspace on the third floor of 325 E. Grand River Avenue, each working on their own project, but collaborating to increase the probability of each venture’s success. Visit Website
The Hatching is a community effort to support and cultivate local entrepreneurs. It brings ideas from concept to reality in an effort to make the Lansing region the premier area for startup activity. It all starts with one idea. Participants can post ideas, get voted as finalists, and the top 5 will pitch to win the monthly $1000 prize. Visit Website
The GreenLight Business Model Competition will bring together businesses that have been in existence for one year or less as new start-up ventures. This event will bring entrepreneurs from all over the State of Michigan to the East Lansing area to pitch their ideas to an amazing panel of judges with chances of winning up to $50,000 in prizes. Visit Website
The newest addition to MSU’s entrepreneurial landscape! The Hive is a 3,800 s.f. dynamic “idea laboratory” scheduled to open Fall 2014 located in Wilson Hall. The space is equipped with the state of the art technology and a layoutScene 8 to encourage team building and idea development. The space will facilitate 100+ students and will be used as a teaching platform for faculty but also be a resource to students enrolled in accompanying course offerings. Visit Website
StarupLansing educates, connects and promotes startups in the Lansing area. As part of our mission to connect the community, we offer a weekly newsletter that features local startups, educational articles, and a summary of weekly events. Our goal is to use inbound and social media marketing tactics to grow our subscriber base, our event pool, and our community engagement. Visit Website
A $15,000,000 fund investing in one business idea a week. Ideas can come from anywhere. We created Start Garden as a platform for a lot of ideas to start moving forward. From those, some turn into projects. From those projects, some turn into a startup businesses. From those small businesses, some grow into big businesses. It's about focusing on the next step, and not despising the small ones. Visit Website
Our mission is to educate and inspire entrepreneurs and give them the motivation and networking they need to take the next step in creating a successful startup company. We are committed to delivering the world’s premier experiential education for entrepreneurs. No Talk. All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours. Powered by Google For Entrepreneurs Visit Website
The Spartan Startup Career Fair specializes in connecting students with Michigan startup companies. Startups may be a small team of 3 dedicated professionals, or a large-scale team with experience in the entrepreneurial world. StartUps tend to be more nimble, work on a fast timeline, and need creative, flexible, independent problem-solvers to help make their business a success. Visit Website
The Specialization in Entrepreneurship allows students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to take a leadership role in small and entrepreneurial businesses. Students in this specialization will be able to gain a broad knowledge of entrepreneurial business issues built upon entrepreneurially focused research in the core business disciplines including accounting, business law, finance, management, and marketing. Visit Website
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