Integrating entrepreneurship into Clemson’s living-learning experience
The College of Business and Behavioral Science is proud to announce the launch of the entrepreneurship living-learning community — Clemson IDEAS (Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Among Students).
Clemson IDEAS is the university’s first living-learning community to incorporate entrepreneurship and open the experience to all Clemson University students who wish to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors while attending school. The community provides an environment that is conducive to the creation of student businesses and encourages active dialogue in the realm of entrepreneurial thought and action.
“Fusing together entrepreneurial minds from across the campus lays a foundation for unlimited possibilities, said Greg Pickett, associate dean. “By working across colleges, the community further integrates entrepreneurship in all aspects of campus life and education.”
The entrepreneurship living-learning community will be open to sophomores, juniors and seniors of all disciplines. The community will be located on the 3rd floor of Stadium Suites, located on west campus, and consist of 74 beds. There will be $75 fee per semester and there is an application and review process.
Included in the experience:
• Mentorship from a network of successful entrepreneurs and innovators
• Access to incubator space where students from any major can launch business ideas
• First-hand tours of regional incubator, accelerator, and economic development programs
• Social and networking activities that build fearless leaders
• Resource space for collaboration and development of new ideas
Entrepreneurship living-learning programs bring together undergraduate students for a unique experience that combines residence and exposure to academic and extra-curricular programming designed especially for them. The goals are to enhance the creative-thinking and problem-solving skills that will be necessary for students to prosper in any industry, as well as provide tools and opportunities for students to start ventures.
“The entrepreneurship living-learning community is where a student’s formal education meets the real world while also providing the mentorship and resources necessary to launch successful companies,” said Greg Smith, Tiger Angel Network.
For more information about the Clemson IDEAS Living Learning Community, email firstname.lastname@example.org.