(April 18, 2019) The Burgess New Venture Challenge (BNVC), an early-stage pitch competition bringing together Michigan State University student entrepreneurs and business leaders from across Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, announces the winners of its first annual contest. Last evening, fifteen Michigan State University student startups pitched their ideas to a panel of expert judges, competing for scholarship prizes totaling over $40k in scholarship funding.
(Poets & Quants, November 2018) Ken Szymusiak is live on the Poets and Quants podcast talking about Entrepreneurship at Michigan State University.
(MSU Today, November 20, 2018) Student highlight of BRITE Bites CEO, Brianna Makaric.
(MSU Today, November 14, 2018) The Princeton Review included Michigan State University on its list of top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation, cementing its position as an entrepreneurial hub and a leading institution for innovation.
(MSU Today, October 22, 2018) Michigan State University’s position as an entrepreneurship and innovation hub earned global accolades by the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, or GCEC.
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(Martin Zwilling, startupprofessionals.com, July 27, 2018) Creating a great investor pitch is probably more difficult for technical entrepreneurs than creating a great product pitch. But it’s critical to have one. Just as a great business can’t exist without a product, a great product won’t survive without a business to sell it. It’s up to you as an entrepreneur to create both, with the ability to pitch either one, to the right people.
(MSU HR SourceLIVE, December 7, 2017) This holiday season, give back to the MSU student community by purchasing your gifts from the Student Marketplace! The MSU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Student Marketplace was developed to showcase businesses run by MSU students who are beginning their journeys as young entrepreneurs. The idea behind the Marketplace was to create an online space where products made by students can be featured, with new products being added all the time!
(MSU Today, November 27, 2017) For Michigan State University Spartans, entrepreneurship is more than a skill or discipline—it’s a mindset. It’s a way of thinking and working that opens doors, creates connections and accelerates innovation across disciplines.
Spartan innovators imagine a better world, then work to make it a reality. MSU supports them by connecting them to experienced business leaders and start-up funding opportunities and by cultivating university-wide entrepreneurship programs and community collaborations.
(Jesse Yaker, 360 Perspective, September 13, 2017) Jesse Yaker is a senior majoring in political science in the College of Social Science who spent the summer in Israel on an internship. Read more about his story.