The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship engages with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members to build new ventures and organizations.
The Center is here to support you as you develop your vision of the future by taking your entrepreneurial ideas to the next stage of development.
Learn how to get involved:
The Entrepreneurship Minor, in combination with the school's expanding co-curricular entrepreneurship programs, will provide an experiential platform to grow your skills, network, and professional portfolio.
National Science Foundation: I-Corps
NSF I-Corps is a program aimed at teaching university researchers the process of moving from discovery to commercialization. Program participants will use the Lean Launchpad curriculum to assess the commercial viability of opportunities that arise from academic research in the STEM fields by conducting customer interviews and working closely with mentors who have commercialization expertise. View full details here.
Who is Eligible?
Mason students, faculty, staff and alumni that are:
- interested in learning about the innovation management & entrepreneurship process;
- have a desire to explore viability of technology, innovation or idea;
- have the ability to complete I-Corps curriculum; apply; execute in 1-3 intense months ($1,000-$3,000)
The Business of Well-being Initiative
According to Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, well-being can be defined as “building a life of vitality, purpose, resilience and engagement.”
From fitness and food producers to home builders and app creators, countless companies and organizations strive to improve well-being for individuals, organizations and large groups of society. We segment ventures by the type of well-being they provide to their customers and have identified six areas of the business of well-being: Emotional/Spiritual, Financial, Physical, Place-Based, Occupational, and Social.
Have a well-being business idea or early stage idea within the well-being industry? Consider joining our Business of Well-Being Collaborative.
Join the Collaborative
The Business of Well-Being Collaborative is a year-round initiative working with well-being innovators and entrepreneurs in the Mason community. The Collaborative provides students and alumni of all Mason schools and programs with expanded opportunities to work with other members, mentors, and faculty.
Benefits of participating in the collaborative include:
- Industry mentors specific to team needs and market
- Access to seed stipends for customer discovery and development
- Faculty support and alumni mentors
- A community of peers to grow with and support
- Demo days and participation in a range of pitch competitions
The Collaborative is open to students and alumni of all Mason schools and programs. The Collaborative accepts applications on a year-round basis. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Entrepreneurship Open Hours
Get answers to your entrepreneurship questions from Mason's School of Business entrepreneur in residence, Associate Professor James Wolfe. For more information, email email@example.com. All Mason students, alumni, staff, faculty, and the community-at-large are welcome.