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You have the potential to be an entrepreneur.
We support that.

Shaddock

If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, we have the competitions, internships, curriculum, expertise and hands-on opportunities to help you develop and sharpen your skills, strategies, actions and drive.

Pitch us your idea.

Elevator Pitch

Tell us your business plan in 90 seconds for a chance to win cash and advance to the national competition. Students from all majors welcome. Check out winning tips here. Apply for the next competition here.

Create–powered by the Shaddock Seed Fund

Need money and training to get your idea off the ground? Pitch your idea for a chance to receive up to $25,000 in grants and workshops hosted by the TCU Idea Factory, to help turn your idea into a money-making reality. Open to ALL TCU students. Click here for more info.

Values and Ventures®

If your for-profit business idea is also a force for good in the world, take this opportunity to win cash and advance to our international competition held at TCU each spring. TCU students only, all majors welcome. Apply for the February competition for TCU students here.

Intern with a startup.

TECH FW

Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars Program
Marketing. Budgeting. Sales. Accounting. When you’re in a startup you wear all the hats. Experience the world of a startup by working alongside the founders in their space at TECH Fort Worth business incubator. Requirements: You must apply to the program to be selected. Click the APPLY button below to fill out the form and send in a current résumé and headshot.

Timeline

Dec. 9, 2019 Student Application Open Date
Jan. 24, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Application Deadline
Jan. 27, 2020  Live Pitch Night 
Jan. 31, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Intern offers emailed
Feb. 3, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Accept offers deadline
Feb. 10, 2020 Intern start date

 

Entrepreneurship Club at TCU

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Open to all TCU students, the Entrepreneurship Club at TCU puts you in touch with big thinkers, powerful allies and like-minded students.

Programs we offer:

Dinner with an Entrepreneur
Distinguished Speaker Series
Entrepreneurs Road Trip
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) national conference
FrogShop - popup shop on campus to sell your products
Entrepreneurial Lunch and Learns
Mentor Program

Scholarships

Ray and Judy Smilor Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship

We offer a $3,000 scholarship annually to a TCU Neeley student who demonstrates the skills, attitudes and behaviors of a values-centered entrepreneur. Applicants should exhibit an entrepreneurial mindset in pursuing opportunity, a passion to make a positive difference in their own life and the lives of others, and willingness to work hard to achieve a worthy purpose. Essays are reviewed by a committee made up of student officers of the Entrepreneurship Club at TCU as directed by a faculty/staff member of the TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.