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Institute for Entrepreneurship


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

At the Institute, students experience genuine support, encouragement, and practical experience from fellow FGCU faculty and graduates, professional service providers and community members in Southwest Florida.

We strive to create camaraderie between the colleges and emphasize the need for an entrepreneurial spirit between FGCU and its constituents.

Small business is recognized as the backbone of Florida’s economy, representing 98.9% of all firms and employing 55% of all non-farm workers.

Students learn how to Identify and evaluate a business opportunity, write a winning business plan to successfully exploit the opportunity, identify and acquire required resources, including financing and build the firm into an enduring great company.

Entrepreneur Lecture Series

Any small business owners and/or entrepreneurs interested in presenting to Intro to Entrepreneurship students ENT 2000, please submit a request through our contact page.

Congratulations Dr. Kauanui, Dr.Schaffer, and Dr. Arseneau for their work with the CEO Academy. Click here to view the full article.



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Entrepreneurship Minor