Get Involved

Members of the Mason community have great ideas every day. Your gift to the university's entrepreneurial programs will help them become reality.

Help Someone Change the World​​

Donating to entrepreneurship at Mason could have a ripple effect that has an impact on lives around the world.

As an R-1 university, we have researchers working to cure disease, enhance transportation safety, shield digital data, and battle climate change.

Mason is also launching the next generation of entrepreneurs. Our MIX makerspaces provide students, faculty and staff, and recent alums with the ability to turn their ideas into products and services.

You can be a part of that.

Seed funding and grants can help open a new business that boosts the local economy. Venture capital can help a startup spread and grow.

Help us make our community, state, nation, and world a better place. Your donation could be the start of something big.

Give Back by Giving Your Time​​

As Mason expands its entrepreneurship curriculum, offerings, and programs, we're looking for experienced entrepreneurs and mentors to help students:

  • Research markets and customer groups
  • Develop their product or service
  • Craft a business plan.

The skills they learn in our programs teach them how to solve problems and think critically about product and customer development.

You'll benefit from this, as well, by gaining access to Mason's pool of talented undergraduate and graduate students. Find interns and future employees who'll fit into your corporate culture and have the skills, experience and knowledge to enhance your business and bring new ideas to the table.

David Miller speaking to audience

David Miller, executive director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), explores entrepreneurial ecosystems, especially those at the collegiate level. The interdisciplinary CIE supports innovators and changemakers from all Mason schools and programs.

A rose prototype from the MIX

Our MIX makerspaces include 3-D printers that can help ideas bloom into reality. We also host the Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator, which includes stipends for participants. Your gift can help budding entrepreneurs test their concepts and create models to show to potential investors.

George Mason University alums

Mason alums Asad R. Ali, left, and Sammy Kassim founded film rental company Globox Rentals, specializing in international movies from more than 100 nations. During the formation of the company, they got advice from experts through the StartupMason program.​

A man giving a presentation

Mason holds competitions that give students and alumni the knowledge they need to start their own businesses. Our students also participate in national and global events, and some need funding to make the trip. Or you can help our campus-based events.​