Program Activities

The Beckendorf Family Center for Innovation and Global Entrepreneurship supports students, faculty, alumni and community members who are interested in starting their own businesses. Areas include educational programs, experiential activities, networking and outreach, business partnerships, related coursework and much more.

Register from Aug. 15 - Sept. 9, 2022 for the 2022 Startup Challenge Competition.

How can we assist you?

The H-E-B School of Business and Administration offers professional experiences for students entering into business professions and entrepreneurship initiatives. Professional development opportunities include startup challenges and pitch competitions.

Startup Challenge

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Students can benefit by taking courses that complement their degree plans. The courses will enhance events and opportunities offered through the center.

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Students at the H-E-B School of Business and Administration (HEBSBA) have access to thousands of dollars' worth of scholarships available only to business students.

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Establish and develop a network of innovative entrepreneurs to learn from and showcase your business initiatives. Coaching and mentorship opportunities will be offered to students.

Take advantage of internships and career opportunities offered through the center and learn more by visiting the UIW Career Services.

External Entrepreneurship Organizations

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) is an inclusive community advancing entrepreneurship education through bold teaching, scholarship and practice.

Visit the USASBE website

Texas University Network for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TUNIE) is an association of universities and colleges formed in 2008 to promote innovation and entrepreneurship and to share best practices across schools located in Texas.

Visit the TUNIE website

The Global Partnership for Poverty and Entrepreneurship (GPPE) provides a dynamic platform for sharing resources related to venture creation by the poor.

Visit the GPPE website