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.



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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 an invite to join CEO Club to the Annual National Conference in Tampa, Florida and it goes down the line of winners if they can't make it! This conference takes place November 2nd-4th 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

Date time and place for Fall 2024 will be updated once planned!

Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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Winter 24' Semester Schedule

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





Financial Wellness with PNC

Feb 15


Forum A

Speaker Day - Zach Skogheim with the Loading Dock

Feb 20


SCB #1127

77 Idea Lab - Detroit Day

March 15

All day

Registration required

Speaker day - Tanya Thompson with Aroma Labs

Mach 19


SCB #1127

Entrepreneur Networking Event

April 5


Forum A

Main Point of Contact

C.E.O. Club President: Ravi Patel at [email protected] 

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