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You have the potential to be an entrepreneur.
We support that.


If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, we have the competitions, internships, curriculum, expertise and hands-on opportunities to help you develop and sharpen your skills, strategies, actions and drive.

Pitch us your idea.

Elevator Pitch

Tell us your business plan in 90 seconds for a chance to win cash and advance to the national competition. Students from all majors welcome. Check our events page for the date, time and location of the next competition. Winning tips are available here. Apply now for the next competition here.

Shaddock Fund

Pitch your idea to student venture capitalists who make the big decisions. You could be asked to return for a deep dive and the chance at thousands in funding. Check our events page for the next day, time and location of the Bill Shaddock Venture Capital Fund pitch day to the Entrepreneurial Ventures Deals class. Register to pitch at the next event here.

Values and Ventures®

If your for-profit business idea is also a force for good in the world, take this opportunity to win cash and advance to our international competition held at TCU each spring. TCU students can apply now to pitch your ideas February 26, 2019. Click here to apply.

Intern with a startup.


Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars Program.
Marketing. Budgeting. Sales. Accounting. When you’re in a startup you wear all the hats. Experience the world of a startup by working alongside the founders in their space at TECH Fort Worth business incubator. Requirements: You must be a member of the Entrepreneurship Club at TCU or BNSF Neeley Leadership Program.


Mar. 1, 2019 Application Opens
Apr. 5, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Application Deadline
May 1, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Live Pitch Night at TechFW -- involves a 2 minute elevator pitch from each applicant
May 2, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Intern offers emailed
May 6, 2019 by 12:00 p.m. Accept offers deadline
Jun. 1, 2019 Intern start date


Entrepreneurship Club at TCU

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Open to all TCU students, the Entrepreneurship Club at TCU puts you in touch with big thinkers, powerful allies and like-minded students.

Programs we offer:

Dinner with an Entrepreneur
Distinguished Speaker Series
Entrepreneurs Road Trip
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) national conference
FrogShop - popup shop on campus to sell your products
Entrepreneurial Lunch and Learns
Mentor Program


Ray and Judy Smilor Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship

We offer a $3,000 scholarship annually to a TCU Neeley student who demonstrates the skills, attitudes and behaviors of a values-centered entrepreneur. Applicants should exhibit an entrepreneurial mindset in pursuing opportunity, a passion to make a positive difference in their own life and the lives of others, and willingness to work hard to achieve a worthy purpose. Essays are reviewed by a committee made up of student officers of the Entrepreneurship Club at TCU as directed by a faculty/staff member of the TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.