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Institute for Entrepreneurship

Supporting Eagle Entrepreneurs

This is how we make the possible real

Runway Program Incubator

Do you have what it takes to start your own business? Runway Program is helping students, from all majors at FGCU, start and grow their own business ventures!

Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

This program offers veterans a tuition-free, online and on-campus instruction to develop a business from start to launch!

Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows

The IFE has partnered with faculty across the entire campus to introduce and promote entrepreneurship throughout the FGCU community!

Community Initiatives

CEO Academy Students Present Awards

CEO Academy

CEO Academy is a five day long high school program in partnership with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. Students develop a business plan that solves a problem, create a prototype, and pitch to a group of business leaders in the community for a chance to win a scholarship to any college.

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Business Partnerships

The Southwest Florida Business Community is always seeking talent. Our programs are developed in partnership with local industry to provide students with the tools they need to perform in their own ventures and as valuable employees. Pyure Brands has been hiring FGCU entrepreneurial grads since 2008.

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IWill Robotics Mentoring

"I Will" Robotics

"The I Will Mentorship Foundation (IWMF) empowers youth to make positive life choices through Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math (STEAM) based learning and evidence based mentoring programs..." Our staff volunteers their time to coach students in coding, design, and business.



  • Roundtable of Entrepreneurship Educators of Florida 

  • Collier County Public Schools INCubator Training

  • Estero Community

  • College Reach-Out Program

  • Annual High School Entrepreneurship Challenge


 Learn From The Best

Never miss the opportunity to hear from those that have made it. Learn from successful entrepreneurs and CEOs at any of our speaker events!

"Our goal is to support entrepreneurship throughout FGCU and support the continued growth of the entrepreneurship ecosystem."

— Dr. Sandra Kauanui
Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship
Faculty member since 2007 at FGCU

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FGCU Institute for Entrepreneurship

Emergent Technologies Institute
16301 Innovation Lane
Fort Myers, Florida 33913

(239) 745-4488

(239) 590-7324