About the Center

“More than ever we are convinced that the creation and liberation of human energy through entrepreneurship is the single largest transformational force on the planet today.” – Jeffry A. Timmons, pioneer in entrepreneurship education

The University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business teaches skills that are critical for today’s entrepreneur. Learning to identify opportunities, prepare executable business plans and hone skills through a combination of classroom study and applied learning, makes our program unique. Entrepreneurship education is the fastest growing field of study in the United States, with entrepreneurs projected to be the group that creates vigorous and sustained economic development worldwide.

Our mission is to be nationally ranked and recognized as one of the top private universities for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Student learning is at the core of all activities and programs of the UT Entrepreneurship Center. The focus of the program is twofold:

  • Build a nationally recognized academic program that engages students and the regional business community in mutually beneficial experiences.
  • Conduct research that encourages and supports the efforts of faculty and student researchers to explain entrepreneurial trends and find solutions to problems faced by entrepreneurs whether they are starting a new venture or working in an established organization that is looking to expand and compete.

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Reshaping Tampa Bay


Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe moderated a discussion on May 3 in Morsani Hall on how UT is going to reshape Tampa Bay. The discussion included several members of the tech community as well as Rebecca White, director of the UT Entrepreneurship Center; James Zebrowski, president of UT Entrepreneurs, and Dave Wistocki, vice president of community development of UT Entrepreneurs.

 

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