ban Programs

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.

Create–powered by the Shaddock Seed Fund

Got an idea for a new product, service or business? Bring it to CREATE for access to grants, mentors, investors and training workshops. Any idea at any sate is welcome. Open to ALL TCU students. Click here for more info.

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 only, all majors welcome. Check back here for the internal TCU competition in February 2021.

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 out winning tips here. The next competition will be in fall 2020.

Horned Frog Brain Hack

The Institute hosts the Horned Frog Brain Hack to empower students to take action on a current challenge. All TCU undergrads and graduate students welcome. You have one week to hear from experts on the subject, gather info, come up with ideas, validate your ideas, and then pitch for cash prizes.

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 TechFW business incubator. Requirements: You must apply to the program to be selected. Click the APPLY button below to fill out the form and send in a current résumé and headshot.


Aug. 10, 2020 Student Application Open Date
Sept. 1, 2020 Application Deadline
Sept. 9, 2020 Intern offers emailed
Sept. 14, 2020 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.