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TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Every student holds the potential to be an entrepreneur and a leader, and thus a catalyst for change. Our primary objective is that each student, through our courses, field experiences, programs and initiatives, honors his/her own entrepreneurial journey by developing into an ethical leader endowed with an entrepreneurial mind-set and entrepreneurial skills. We welcome students from across campus and all study disciplines.

We help students develop creativity, problem-solving skills, and the ability to recognize opportunity. We emphasize the courage to act, persistence, and the willingness to take risks.

An entrepreneurial leader inspires stakeholders through meaning, ethical behavior, example, and authenticity. We emphasize trust, humility, drive, optimism, psychological engagement, consciousness, and work-life balance.

We begin with strategic planning, decision making, and obtaining results in an ethical way. We emphasize accountability and accepting responsibility for one’s actions.  

map DFW sq Dallas Fort Worth Resource Navigator
The Dallas Fort Worth Resource Navigator helps area small businesses find organizations in the metroplex that can help them start or grow.  With over 200 organizations already identified, click to learn more
VandV sq Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition
This annual competition invites undergraduate students from around the world to pitch plans for for-profit enterprises that impact society in meaningful ways. 
Elevatory pitch sq Elevator Pitch Competition
Got a minute? Tell us your brilliant plan in 60-seconds for a chance at cash prizes and the opportunity to advance to the national competition.
Shaddock sq Bill Shaddock Venture Capital Fund
Top TCU entrepreneurship students make up a special committee that reviews other students’ business plans to decide whether or not to award grants.
Program sq Learn about all our programs
The Entrepreneurship Club at TCU, internships, office space, angel networks and how we teach entrepreneurship all across the TCU campus.

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