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Entrepreneur In Residence

Entrepreneur In Residence, a position held by an experienced entrepreneur and a leader who is willing and able to mold young students into thriving, motivated business owners.  Today college graduates leave their respective universities and enter a world of 16.7% unemployment, roughly 8% higher than the national average.  Self-starters are needed more today than ever before.  

The Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) at Grand Valley State University views the position of Entrepreneur in Residence as a pivotal educational tool for their students.  

A part of GVSU’s Seidman College of Business, CEI focuses on supporting entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs in Residence will aid the center as it reviews business plans and coaches entrepreneurs, as well as help build its programming.  With the help of residents the CEI can turn the the center into the primary location where entrepreneurs can find answers and receive direction and guidance at the university level.  


Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO)

The GVSU Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization has built a legacy on centered around creation. Our past members include: Daniel Estrada – DZEstrada, Brent Reame and Robert Conley - Beanilla, SpiceJungle, Joe Pohlen –, Tyler Way – T Way Collection, Brian Rider – Techtivity, and many others. Entrepreneurship and new venture creation are the keys to a healthy economy. In today’s world, the next generation of the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds are developing ideas on university and college campuses, and this is where CEO comes in. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization SM (CEO) is the premier entrepreneurship network with chapters on over 240 university campuses across North America. With a diverse global network, CEO informs, supports and inspires college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

GVSU Technology Commercialization Office

TCO is a resource and partner for university faculty, staff, and students developing technologies with commercial potential. By working together, the TCO can help form productive, sometimes profitable, business relationships; we're about making connections and advancing ideas.

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