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Entrepreneurship portal one-stop shop for budding innovators

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February 9, 2017

Navigating Wayne State University’s many entrepreneurship and innovation programs and resources just became easier, with the launch of the university’s online entrepreneurship portal. The portal serves as a one-stop shop for learning about entrepreneurship, launching or growing a company, commercializing technologies, finding labs and space and more.

The portal is a project of the university’s Entrepreneurship Committee, comprised of representatives from the Colleges of Education, Engineering, Fine, Performing and Communication Arts and Nursing; Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses; Mike Ilitch School of Business; Office of Economic Development, School of Social Work and TechTown.

The Entrepreneurship Committee grew out of the university’s strategic planning process. The most recent strategic plan envisions Wayne State as a “bustling hub of innovation, where new ideas are constantly developed into new ventures; students and faculty collaborate through TechTown Detroit to mentor community, urban and minority entrepreneurs; and industry leaders and startup CEOs seek innovative resources.”

"Innovation and entrepreneurship is a cross-university effort that brings together faculty and resources from multiple colleges, Tech Town, Innovation Warriors, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and others,” said WSU Provost Keith Whitfield. “Wayne State's unique combination of academic and practical and applied resources offer the potential to serve students and the community in a wide range of activities."

The launch of the portal coincides with the debut of Warriors in Action: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a university-wide, multi-platform focus on Wayne State’s offerings and impact in these areas.

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