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Carson College of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Studies 

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Applying innovative methods to foster entrepreneurial skills

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Carson College of Business enables students to learn the hands-on skills and teamwork necessary to go from creating a prototype to developing a business plan to ultimately launching a commercially viable product and business. Students learn by doing–building analytical and leadership skills so that they’re ready for success in existing companies and new ventures alike.

Programs for undergraduates

  • Business Plan Competition
    Vying for more than $50,000 in prize money, multidisciplinary student teams present their entrepreneurial ideas to real investors.
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week
    The Carson College participates in this worldwide celebration with an event that inspires innovation and job creation.
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
    A nationwide business fraternity that helps members develop professional and leadership skills
  • Delta Sigma Pi
    A worldwide business fraternity that engages its members in professional development activities and community service, while providing many networking opportunities


Intern Opportunities

If you are interested in an internship please contact Marie Mayes.

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    Recent press coverage

    Bellevue Start-up Creates Human Digital Billboards
    October 16, 2017

    Nomad Technologies Gives College Students Gigs as Human Billboards
    October 27, 2017
    The Seattle Times

    Student Startups Find Jones + Foster Accelerator Success
    March 03, 2017
    University of Washington Foster School Blog

    WSU Grads Utilize Walking Billboards
    November 19, 2016
    Moscow Pullman Daily News

    “Engage Succeeds in UW Business Competition”
    May 27, 2016

    “Biotech startup Engage wins the University of Washington’s first Health Innovation Challenge”
    March 4, 2016


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    Marie Mayes

    Marie Mayes, director
    WSU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
    Fax: 509-335-2182

    Allison P. Sellers
    Student Venture Manager, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

    Washington State University