ban VandV team 2019

TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

If you are an entrepreneur or dream of being one, this is the place for you.

We welcome students from every major to test your ideas in competitions, pitch to investors for real cash, make decisions as an angel investor, meet successful entrepreneurs and network with entrepreneurial students at TCU and around the world.

Already have a business? We provide useful research and resources to help you continue your success.

Business as a force for good.

TCU's Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition inspires college students around the world who want to make a difference.


Some people think business is just about making money. We think it can also solve the world’s problems. Our annual Values and Ventures® Competition awards more than $100K in cash prizes so you or any college student anywhere can prove that business can be a force for good. 

Learn more

Entrepreneurial thinkers, just like you.

The Entrepreneurship Club at TCU puts you in the thick of the action.

dinner with CEO

Open to any major, the Entrepreneurship Club at TCU puts you in touch with big thinkers. Membership is made up of TCU students from all majors. Come join us. 

Learn more

Entrepreneurs, meet investors.

The Bill Shaddock Venture Capital Fund gives you the opportunity to both raise and invest real money.


Have a business idea and need money to make it happen? Here’s your chance for angel investing. Want to learn more about private equity and investing in startups? This student-run fund gives you experience on both sides. 

Learn more

Got an idea? We have the resources.

Initiatives, programs, competitions and networks help you develop and launch ideas.

elevator pitch

Hone your elevator pitch. Expand your thinking. Brainstorm about options. Meet successful entrepreneurs. Join the e-ship club. Judge the Fort Worth Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award. We have the e-ship opportunities you need to succeed.

Learn more

Institute stats