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About The Center for Entrepreneurship

In 2015, Hofstra University launched a new multi-disciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship to provide Hofstra students, faculty, and alumni with the skills and training necessary to become accomplished entrepreneurs and to establish Hofstra University as a leader in Long Island's entrepreneurial ecosystem.  The Center for Entrepreneurship was named an "Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center" by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers in 2017.

The Center for Entrepreneurship operates its programs at the ideaHUb incubator in the Axinn Library.  The ideaHUb will move to the first floor of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business building currently under construction in late 2018.

Since its creation, the Center for Entrepreneurship has worked with hundreds of students, supporting the development of new businesses. The Center's primary activities include:

  • The Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge
  • An Entrepreneur-in-Residence program
  • The Hofstra-Digital Remedy Lion's Den
  • Assisting with curricular programs that focus on entrepreneurshipincluding the Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinical Practicum at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, which provides pro-bono legal services to startups, and assisting with experiential learning opportunities in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship has launched programs in two exciting, growing sectors, including the Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge and Student-Run Record Label.
  • Connecting students to national opportunities: In addition to the campus-based competitions and pitch events, the Center for Entrepreneurship has connected students with national opportunities to showcase their businesses.
  • Prototype training and development: Utilizing the ideaHUb makerspace, the Center for Entrepreneurship trains students on the proper use of the equipment and assists them with prototype development.
  • Entrepreneurial events: The Center for Entrepreneurship has hosted over 100 events, including an annual Bootcamp, a Virtual Reality Showcase and an annual Women in Entrepreneurship Week event.
  • Providing support to the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem: The Center for Entrepreneurship has supported regional entrepreneurs through programs such as Techstars Startup Weekend, a weekend-long event to teach entrepreneurs from all over the world how to start a company, and by hosting two Small Business Administration InnovateHER Business Plan Competitions to identify products and services that have a positive impact on the lives of women and families.