The KU Center for Entrepreneurship, housed at the School of Business, was established in order to develop an entrepreneurial mindset among all KU students and faculty. Specifically, developing the knowledge and clinical capabilities necessary to create and grow products and services that add social and economic value to society. To accomplish this objective, the KU Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on education, research and outreach programs to provide experiential learning opportunities.
In education courses, concentrations and certificates are offered for both business students and non-business students. In research, the KU Center for Entrepreneurship supports all other KU centers and schools by providing an entrepreneurial application for their research grant efforts. In outreach programs, activities provide excellent experiential learning opportunities for student teams as well as provide regional organizations with new venture plans and consulting solutions to address their growth inhibiting challenges.
These programs are funded from a grant provided by the Economic Development Administration of US Department of Commerce with matching funds being provided by supportive KU alumni. KU is one of only 40 universities in the country to receive this type of grant. This grant also provides financial support to Jayhawk Consulting; RedTire Succession Plan for Kansas businesses; the Morris New Venture Business Plan Competition; the Certificate of Entrepreneurship for undergraduate and graduate non-business students; and the KU Entrepreneurship Club.