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Washington State University Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship EcosystemAt Washington State University

Explore Your Passion Footprints

Explore Your Passion

Find that “thing” that inspires you and
drives your innovative spirit

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Discover Your Path Footprints

Discover Your Path

Learn how to build and sustain your personal entrepreneurial mindset

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Pursue Your Potential Footprints

Pursue Your Potential

Elevate your future! Be ready to launch your
career or start your company

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About The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) is a resource hub for innovators, creatives, ideators, and entrepreneurs.

From individuals who are merely curious to teams ready to launch a company, the CES is here to help students embrace their entrepreneurial spirit. The CES provides a range of opportunities for students to explore their passion, discover their path, and pursue their potential within WSU’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. The Center is the starting point for students of all majors looking to explore entrepreneurial events, academic programs, clubs and organizations, scholarships, internships, business plan competitions, resources, and more.

About the Innovation and Research Engagement Office

The WSU Innovation and Research Engagement Office (IREO) brings industry to partner with the university’s innovation community.

The IREO is a new unit within the WSU Office of Research. The office actively works to encourage industry engagement within the WSU community through training programs and administrative initiatives to create pathways for colleges and departments to partner with industry. IREO also works side-by-side with WSU faculty and staff to highlight specific expertise within campuses, colleges and units and link directly to areas of interest for industry partners.


Student startup teams compete for $75,000 at WSU’s 17th annual Business Plan Competition


As a senior in college, designing a product and then traveling to Tanzania for hands-on field testing is something I don’t think I would have had the opportunity to do at any other university.— Annalise Miller, Kule co-founder & WSU alumna (Carson College of Business, Entrepreneurship & College of Arts and Sciences, Math – 2017)

WSU’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem forms an integral part of the larger Pullman and Washington state ecosystems. The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is the ideal starting point for students looking to connect to those communities, and for leaders in our region who wish to engage with the next generation of innovators through mentorship, speaking opportunities, participation in events, and more.

Our goal is to be a “resource hub” for entrepreneurial-minded students across campus, bringing together hands-on experiences, industry connections, and university resources in support of your career goals. No matter where you are right now on your personal entrepreneurial path, we can help you take the next step.


Partner With Us

The work of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies would not be possible without the support of the Cougar Community. Your participation as mentors for student startup teams, Business Plan Competition judges, and financial contributors enables our team to continue the important work of developing students who will become the innovators and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

We thank you for your support. We encourage you to learn more about getting, and staying, involved in the exciting work we are doing at WSU.

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