For nearly two centuries, Spartans have ventured to feed a hungry world, fight cancer, invent new technologies, and kindle the imaginations of learners around the globe. Here, we don’t just dream about tomorrow’s solutions. We create. We venture.

The Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation empowers students to learn through action by providing programs, courses, and resources to foster an entrepreneurial mindset, develop empathy, and create new ventures. Our program is designed to prime students to embrace failure mindfully, explore unknowns, and develop skills that matter.

So, come artists and engineers, biologists and physicists, changemakers and activists, makers and marketers. No matter the area of study. No matter the discipline or college. All your venture requires is the courage to take the first step.

What’s your venture?


Aaryn Richard LinkedIn Icon

Communications Manager

Aubrey Haase LinkedIn Icon

Events & Projects Coordinator


Neil Kane LinkedIn Icon

Faculty, Author, & Entrepreneur


Brandon Weaver LinkedIn Icon

Senior Communications Intern