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Entrepreneurs Supporting Entrepreneurship Education

Investing in the Next Generation

It's impossible to over value experience. Being a successful innovator or entrepreneur is not easy. Experienced business creators and leaders have a unique opportunity to share their insights with students that aspire to make a difference. The relationships that are formed through mentorship last a lifetime and have a tremendously positive impact on students' career and academic success.

The creation and validation of innovative business models can be a long road. The entrepreneurship program at Southeast includes a number of "real-world" experiences that lead students to search for difficult answers. Wheather it is a laboratory project, the BIG Idea or Business Model competition, or the launch of student-created products and services in the Catapult Creative House, students benefit tremendously from having an experienced coach by their side to offer feedback and assistance.

We invite you to serve as an Entrepreneur in Residence and speak to students in classes, provide a presentation at Coffee with Entrepreneurs or at Southeast Entrepreneurship Week, or serve as a coach, judge or mentor in one of our projects and competitions.

We invite you to support scholarships to help students access education, contribute to the Southeast Student Venture Fund that provides seed capital to get students' startups going, or underwrite a Co-Curricular Program.

For more information on investing in the Next Generation, contact Judith Wiles at or call (573) 651-2913.


Dempster Hall of Business, Room 241
One University Plaza, MS 5875
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701