When you hear the word “entrepreneur” who do you think of?
The common definition is an exceptional person who was in the right place at the right time. The reality is it’s a person who both sees and seizes opportunities. That defines Bay Path’s Entrepreneurial Program. It is a program that connects students with faculty and entrepreneurs across disciplines...across businesses and organizations…across community…to learn how to be daring, creative and to take initiative.
Bay Path’s Entrepreneurial Program is designed to prepare students to create, launch, and grow new businesses or ideas, either as a stand-alone or within an organization. At the core of the program is the belief that entrepreneurship is a set of skills and knowledge that can be taught, learned and applied in all majors.
In addition, events and special opportunities for students to learn about the business end of entrepreneurship (be it social entrepreneurship, for-profit or non-profit entrepreneurship) abound at Bay Path. They include: the Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards (cash awards for students starting their own businesses); the Bay Path Elevator Pitch Competition and subsequent Regional Competition opportunities; the Bay Path Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurship Lecture Series; opportunities to attend local and national collegiate entrepreneurship conferences; opportunities for “shadowing” and mentoring with prominent local entrepreneurs from a variety of fields; and academic offerings that include entrepreneurship-related topics, such as the BUS305 “Entrepreneurship” course and the BUS325 “Entre-vation” course.