The Entrepreneurial Horizon
Building Next Generation Entrepreneurs
As we look to the future, the Lavin Center continues to expand and develop innovative programs that nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs. With ongoing support from partners, sponsors, and donors, the future is bright for SDSU’s continued excellence in entrepreneurship education and leadership.
We are examining ways to further "fuel" entrepreneurs and not just in our local business arena, but with an eye to the global entrepreneurship environment. We partner with other global leaders, such as universities and corporations, who share our entrepreneurial passion to grow entrepreneurs of the future.
Our leading entrepreneur programs are made possible through the investment of many donors from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Our Entrepreneurial Laboratory
Entrepreneurial leaders never stop investigating and learning. With this understanding, the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center makes it a priority to back important research initiatives by SDSU faculty in the field of entrepreneurship. Research topics include: venture capital funding, early retirees as entrepreneurs, internet ventures, entrepreneurial culture effects on business performance, and tracking SDSU MBA-founded ventures. Through significant funding from both QUALCOMM, Inc. and the Kauffman Foundation, the Lavin Center is able to support these important research efforts.
The Center’s diverse programs include the:
- Lavin Venture Start Program for undergraduate seniors
- WebCompass Program for undergraduate seniors
- Business Plan Competitions that San Diego State University competes in
- Lean Model start-up business competition featuring over $25,000 in awards sponsored by SDSU
- MBA/MSBA internship programs for both Non-Profit agencies and For-Profit companies
- Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) for MBA Students
- Business Forum Program for local family and closely held firms
- Entrepreneur Day for SDSU students and Alumni
- Center for the Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT)
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