Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

What is the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization?

CEO has helped launch multiple student-run start-ups . We provide members with support, knowledge, networking opportunities and accountability to insure the maximum amount of success in their business ventures. We enhance our meetings by bringing industry leaders to speak on relevant topics, exploring local resources, and learning how to implement cutting edge business concepts into our projects. You are by no means required to have an idea or business before joining the group. We welcome students of all disciplines. Our leadership team can help you through the ideation process or match you up with an existing team that is in need of your talents.

What do we do?

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization is the premier entrepreneurship organization at GVSU. We focus on active goal setting and accountability to empower students and community members who are serious about their business to go to the next level. The GVSU chapter won 1st place in Entrepreneurial Action the past two years at the CEO National Conference.



Sign Up for Idea Pitch Today!

Link to Sign Up Below

C.E.O. Club has been hosting pitch competitions for students since 2005. With 90 seconds to say your idea, no slides or props, students have been able to relay their ideas to judges and draw out the bigger picture in their head. First place gets a free trip to the Chicago National Conference with C.E.O. Club and it goes down the line of winners if they can't make it! This conference takes place October 28th - 30th and more details can be found in the CEI center (flyers and promotional items on the table from CEO headquarters). 

First Place: $1,250

Second Place: $750

Third Place: $500

Fourth Place: Audience Favorite Pitch

The L.V. Eberhard Center
301 Fulton West, Room 201
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


77 IdeaLab Demo Day

April 19, 2023 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), in the Seidman College of Business is presenting GVSU student teams from the 77 IdeaLab program to pitch their...

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Fall 2022 Semester Schedule

Meeting Location: Downtown Seidman Building Suite #1127 (CEI Center)





Campus Life Night

September 9

6:00 p.m.

Lot H in Allendale

Introduction Meeting

September 12

6:00 p.m.


LinkedIn & Resume Building 

September 26

5:30 p.m.


Speaker Day: Local Baker - C.E.O. Club Alumni

October 17

5:30 p.m.


C.E.O. Club's Annual Pitch Competition

October 20


#201 L.V. Eberhard Center

39th Annual National Conference 

October 28 - 30



Speaker Day: Local Coffee Shop Owner 

November 7

5:30 p.m.


Building Up Your Business

November 21

5:30 p.m.


Main Point of Contact

C.E.O. Club President: Alina Ladewig at [email protected] or (248) 933-8103

Page last modified September 27, 2022