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2021 Edison Awards Winner
The FGCU Daveler & Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship was selected as a Bronze Award Winner for an innovative model of entrepreneurship education. We're most proud of our very own entrepreneurship major, John Ciocca, who won a Gold Award from the Edison Awards for his product in the Social Innovation category.
FGCU named best public school for entrepreneurship in Florida
Our freestanding School of Entrepreneurship makes us very unique. We are committed to providing an education for students that is experiential, hands-on, and leads to career success. Our well-rounded students graduate ready to be productive employees in established companies or to start their own.
Entrepreneurs come from everywhere
Musician turned entrepreneur, Jade Gibson ('19), turned her passion for playing music into a successful luxury wedding and event entertainment company, called Jade Strings. With the knowledge gained through classes and mentoring, Jade now has over 200 clients.
Transferring military skills to startup life
Marine Corps Veteran, Corey Umstott ('20), had a dream of owning an auto repair shop one day, and through the FGCU Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, Corey now owns and operates a profitable mobile auto repair company called Eagle Auto Repair.
Medical marvels through the eyes of a pig
Makenzie Whitaker ('19) was a Runway Program Participant, an English Major with an Entrepreneurship Minor, and is a kidney transplant survivor. She brought her dream to life with her book, The Kidney Kronicles, to help kids and families through difficult medical procedures.
A Program for Everyone
Design your path to an innovative career with a degree that encourages creativity and promotes success.START YOUR FUTURE
A great option for those that want to learn entrepreneurship, but have a deep passion for something else.expand your capabilities
For professionals interested in learning more about corporate innovation or starting their own business.GO BEYOND
FGCU Runway Program Startup Incubator
Join the flagship program at FGCU for students and alumni to start a business.LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS
Living Learning Community
Incoming freshmen are immersed in the entrepreneurial spirit of FGCU.LIVE WHERE YOU LEARN
Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program
Entrepreneurship Training for U.S. Military Veterans looking to starting a business.TAKE THE FIRST STEP
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$29.8 Million*Total Sales by Eagle Entrepreneurs since August 2016
400+ Businesses*Started by FGCU Students and Alumni since August 2016
9872 Hours*Student engagement in the Runway Program 2019-2020
Our New Home
Lucas Hall is set to open for the Fall 2021 semester.
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