Programs and Partnerships
UT Entrepreneurship students have the opportunity to engage and learn from the center's strategic partners such as the Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Research Center through unique programs and competitions.
BioEntrepreneurship Partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Twenty years ago there was a call from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for medical researchers to structure their research so that it could more easily translate from the discovery "workbench" to society at large. The successful commercialization of medical research discoveries is the most efficient vehicle in achieving this charge from NIH and has now become a critical skill for medical researchers. The University of Tampa's BioEntrepreneurship alliance helps to address those skills and attributes that researchers must have as they themselves translate from scientists to bioentrepreneurs. Learn more.
CEO Council Business Plan Competition
Each year this program awards three $1,000 prizes to the best business plan competitions among graduate and undergraduate students studying entrepreneurship at UT.
Creating Real Entrepreneurial Actions Through Education (CREATE) Business Idea Pitch powered by BNY Mellon Wealth Management
This program provides students from all academic disciplines with the chance to pitch an idea. If selected, students win the opportunity to participate in a bootcamp to help prepare them to compose a business plan and "pitch" their plan to a panel of qualified judges deemed experts in the field of entrepreneurship. This program enables future entrepreneurs to sharpen their skills through a unique and diverse combination of academic study, experiential learning and access to mentors from the regional business community. Learn more.
Main Street Speaker Series sponsored by NorthStar Bank
On a regular basis UT students and faculty invite the business community to attend the MainStreet Speaker Series which highlights many different aspects of the field of entrepreneurship.
South Eastern Entrepreneurial Conference (SEEC)/Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) Program
This program is held each spring and is the only regional conference of the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). More than 200 students from all over Florida and the United States attend to network and hear two days of outstanding speakers and workshops. In conjunction with SEECTampa 2011, the center offers a Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) program sponsored by the Coleman Foundation. Learn more.
The Spartan Accelerator program is designed to help current students and recent alums grow their business ideas. Each semester students and alums can apply for this program, which partners The University of Tampa entrepreneurship program with other like-minded local organizations to make a significant impact on the region's economic future. The goal of this program is to help build the ecosystem to support the development and launch of new ventures.Apply now!
Veteran's Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
This program, taught by two College of Business faculty members, Hemant Rustogi and Judi Washburn helps United States military veterans develop business plans for new business concepts.