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Institute for Entrepreneurship

Institute for Entrepreneurship



Do you have an idea you thought about turning into something real? Do you want to start a business? Do you want to help people by solving societal problems? 

Get the resources, tools, and instruction YOU WANT from community entrepreneurs and FGCU faculty you need! Apply to be a part of the Runway Program for the Spring 2017 semester! Any major can join!


The Institute for Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University is an advocate for student entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Institute provides students with genuine support and a strong foundation of knowledge from which to pursue entrepreneurial aspirations. This is accomplished through the combined efforts of FGCU faculty, student graduates, and a variety of community partners in Southwest Florida. We strive to create camaraderie between these groups, and emphasize the need for an entrepreneurial spirit between FGCU and its constituents. 

Small, entrepreneurial businesses are the backbone of Florida's economy. Accordingly, we believe it is crucial to impart the following skills to future generations of entrepreneurs: how to identify and evaluate a business opportunity, write a winning business plan to successfully exploit an opportunity, indentify and aquire resources (including financing), and build a new venture into an enduring company.



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Entrepreneurship Minor