Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Learn more about CPS's initiatives in Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
Minor in Entrepreneurship
The College of Professional Studies Minor in Entrepreneurship (ENT) is open to all students at St. John’s University, regardless of major. The ENT Minor features a combination of applied and academic learning experiences that provides students with the foundational understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur, and creates a supplementary experience that takes students from the classroom into the world of entrepreneurship. Students examine the many aspects of entrepreneurship and the role of the entrepreneur bringing innovation to a large corporate environment. Students choosing the Entrepreneurship Minor will learn critical thinking and problem solving skills, and understand how to recognize and assess opportunities, craft business plans, develop business presentations, implement efficient operations, and engage business partners and resources for their ventures. Through elective courses they can also apply their entrepreneurial focus to a specific industry/sector. Students will have the opportunity to not only acquire the skill set(s) necessary to be a successful entrepreneur, but also take those ideas to market and have an impact that most can only dream of.
For more information on the Entrepreneurship Minor Courses, click here.
The Pitch Johnny Competition is the start of St. John’s University’s new entrepreneurial initiatives organized by the College of Professional Studies. This annual competition takes place at St. John’s University, Queens Campus. The competition is open to all St. John’s Students, with students competing in one of five tracks: Freshman & Sophomore, Junior & Senior, Graduate, Women and Veteran Tracks, giving them the opportunity to present their innovative idea, gain valuable feedback from industry professionals and a chance to win a cash prize.
For more information on Pitch Johnny, and how to apply, click here.
To read about the 2017 Pitch Johnny Competition, click here.
Young Entrepreneur Series (Y.E.S.)
The Young Entrepreneur Series were a series of events related to Entrepreneurship and Pitch Johnny. Student engaged in these meetings learned what it meant to develop an idea, pitch the idea, and hear from those who were, or are currently in industry.
These events were:
- Using the Business Canvas Model to Develop Your Idea
- General Board Meeting of the Entrepreneurship Society
- How to Pitch the Perfect Pitch
- Changing the Game: Women Who Play to Win, An Industry Panel
Global Development Entrepreneurship Program
The Global Development Entrepreneurship Program is a semester-long program for undergraduate and graduate students where students develop their own entrepreneurial ventures/businesses, enhance them in connection with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and take their ventures and pitch them in an International Pitch Competition.
The purpose of this program is to help students develop their entrepreneurial ventures with a global focus, connect these ventures with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and build teams with other international students through the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Academy to compete at the ICSB Business Pitch Competition, amongst many other things.
For more information on the Global Development Entrepreneurship Program, click here.
To read about the International Council for Small Business 2017 Academy, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, click here.
This lab is a hands-on design and test space where students learn how to develop new ideas and products and how to transform them into final “sellable” content/output. While innovation can be of any type and come in many forms, the lab is a hub for high-tech discovery, virtual reality experimentation, 3D printing and mobile application testing. Teams working on lab-to-market projects are invited to use the space to work on their innovations, under the guidance of a faculty or an industry mentor.
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For more information on the Innovation Lab, contact Kevin James [email protected]
International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
For more information on the ICSB, click here.
For further resources on CPS and Entrepreneurship:
News Post: Focused on the Future of Entrepreneurship
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