Mason's Entrepreneurship & Innovation team is an economic engine for the National Capital region, powering the business aspirations of students, faculty, alumni, and members of the community.
The year that the university-wide entrepreneurship minor was launched
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Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator program session
The year the university filed its first patent on behalf of a Mason faculty member
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We Want to Work with You
Entrepreneurship and innovation are vital to our economy and our communities. As a world-class research institution, Mason has an important role to play in educating the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders
If you are thinking about starting a business or have a breakthrough invention, our personalized approach will connect you with the resources to move your business forward. Our team of experts will also help find and facilitate access to capital for promising initiatives.
Well help you with:
- Concept definition.
- Intellectual property protection.
- Company formation.
- Business planning.
- Product-market fit.
- Go-to-market planning.
- Financial modeling.
- Co-founder/partner recruitment.
The time to start is now. Contact us.
Building a Business While Going to Class
Becoming an entrepreneur when you're still in school has some built-in advantages.
Most students don't have the financial responsibilities that come when you're in the working to support a family. Experts offer free advice, the latest research is available on campus, and you'll have access to tools and training.
You'll also have the opportunity to test your ideas, learn what works and what doesn't, and pivot early to avoid costly mistakes. Our programs will teach you to approach problems with a lean mindset.
Another benefit: The skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur are the same skills needed to be a successful employee: critical thinking, problem-solving, and resiliency.