When you find your passion, you can begin your personal entrepreneurial journey. Whether you are an artisan, finance wizard, technologist, or champion for social good, the path you take from exciting idea to incredible reality will be unique to you.
The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is here to help you discover that path by helping build and sustain your entrepreneurial mindset. We aim to empower all WSU students to collaborate on big problems, invent new products, or launch new ventures, and to help them access the skills they need to bring an idea to fruition. Whatever your next step within WSU’s entrepeneurial ecosystem, the CES can help you get there with classes or connections, industry expertise or seed funding, hands-on experience or dedicated mentorship.
CES and the Ecosystem
Our business community is dedicated to supporting the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs coming out of WSU. Through local organizations, WSU alumni, and supportive industry experts, innovative Cougs have access to a range of resources to support them on their entrepreneurial journey. Ask us about connecting to that network.
WSU Office of Commercialization
The Office of Commercialization is responsible for the evaluation, protection, and commercialization of innovations and discoveries made at WSU. The OC is also responsible for the expansion of WSU’s public impact by bridging the gap between WSU researchers and industry. Their mission is to ensure that innovations and discoveries by WSU researchers are evaluated, protected where possible, and licensed by industry partners or start-ups to move technologies forward and generate benefits for researchers, WSU, and the public.