Resources and Programs
The Ernest M. Hodge Institute for Entrepreneurship offers a wide variety of resources and programs designed to assist students, alumni and community members as they seek to translate their ideas or technologies into viable commercial ventures.
Those with for- and not-for-profit concepts are equally welcome. It should also be noted that the Hodge Institute embraces the social entrepreneur as well as those with more traditional start-up ideas.
Hodge Institute Programs include:
- Workshops and Seminars provide hands-on experience to prospective entrepreneurs and owners of existing businesses.
- The Entrepreneurship Forum and Guess Speaker Series brings students and faculty face-to-face with venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. These programs feature guest speakers sharing their real-world experiences, providing students and educators insight into the practical aspects of a successful new venture.
- The Hodge Institute’s Entrepreneur Network links practitioners, service providers and educators. Through this network students, alumni and others gain access to accomplished entrepreneurs, business owners, and service providers (bankers, accountants, lawyers, etc.) whose professional knowledge, experience, and access will be critical to prospective entrepreneurs.
- The Hodge Institute’s Business and Entrepreneurship Executive Internship Program provides NSU students with hands-on experiential-learning opportunities. Working side-by-side with real entrepreneurs, students learn by doing. The Institute also collaborates with Student Career Services to promote summer internships and, ultimately, employment opportunities upon graduation.
- The Annual Business Plan Competition is designed to provide NSU students from all academic disciplines, and alumni, the opportunity to test the value of their new venture ideas through competition. Competitors present their summary business plans to a panel of distinguished alums, successful entrepreneurs and leading academics.
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