Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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About Entrepreneurship and Innovation

An entrepreneurial, innovative mindset is equally valuable in a new business or an existing one. Entrepreneurs know how to gather resources, recruit talent, design a business model, develop products or services, communicate a compelling vision, and manage an organization. Whether you want to start your own company, help someone with their big idea, or innovate within an existing organization, a major in Entrepreneurship and Innovation gives you the skills to carve out your niche as an innovator.

Apply to Minor in Entrepreneurship

There are three steps to apply to minor in entrepreneurship at TCU.

Complete and submit the online application. 

Submit your one-page résumé. Click here for an example.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Faculty

Our faculty members are successful entrepreneurs and leading academics who will engage you in meaningful dialogue, creative thinking and ethical decision making. They bring to the classroom a wealth of experience starting successful companies, helping small businesses, advising family businesses and innovating existing businesses. They rank highly among students for mentorship, academic experience and teaching quality. They are renowned and respected experts whose research aids business owners and whose insights are frequently called upon for news outlets.  

Meet Our Faculty


TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Institute provides competitions, internships, expertise and hands-on opportunities to sharpen your skills and strategies. For more information visit

Bill Shaddock Venture Capital Fund

Need money to make your business idea a reality? Want to practice what it’s like to invest in startups? Entrepreneur or investor, this student-run fund, with real money, gives you experience on both sides.

Values and Ventures® Competition

The annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition rewards cash prizes for business ideas that make a profit while also solving a social, cultural or environmental issue.

Entrepreneurship Club at TCU

Open to any major, the E-ship Club puts you in touch with alumni and friends who share their successes and welcome you to their companies.

Entrepreneurial Intern Scholarship Program

Experience every aspect of entrepreneurship – marketing, accounting, supply chain and more – as you work alongside the founders at TECH Fort Worth business incubator.