Got a big idea for a new product or service? There is no better place to bring it than Case Western Reserve University (and no better place to be inspired if you haven’t come up with a world-changing idea… yet).
CWRU students are immersed in an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports them from inspiration to market—and beyond.
Why do student entrepreneurs thrive at CWRU?
- THEY LEARN: The Weatherhead School of Management offers an undergraduate specialization in entrepreneurship, taught by world-class experts, and the Case School of Engineering offers classes like the Competition Laboratory where students focus on the design experience and prepare for various sponsored competitions.
- THEY CREATE: All students access the tools and expertise for prototyping and business-building in our 7-story Sears think[box] makerspace and innovation center.
- THEY CONNECT: CWRU LaunchNet provides free, confidential entrepreneurial support. The IP Venture Clinic offers patent and intellectual property services. The Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship hosts a three-day tour of Silicon Valley startups where participants meet with alumni running new tech businesses.
- THEY EARN: Our annual Morganthaler-Pavey Startup Competition annually awards $25,000 in prizes to CWRU’s brightest business ideas, and more than 300 projects have been funded through the Sears think[box] Student Project Fund.
Bring your ideas. We have the people and tools to help you launch them into the world!