Be a part of a new way to help your community! Venture College is holding our launch event, an Innovation Challenge, on Wednesday September 8th. Come brainstorm, develop, and pitch your ideas to help reading literacy in Commerce, TX. The top 5 teams will win $100 each and advance to the finals round for a chance to win the $500 grand prize and an internship with the City of Commerce to implement your idea.
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What can you do in Venture College?
Have that itch? Whether you’re taking senior portraits, selling coffee, or DIY-ing on tiktok, come see how Venture College can help you take your side hustle to the next level or start a new one.
Are you passionate about opening an art gallery, developing a new way to help underserved students get involved with STEM, or just engineering some cool project with your friends? Come see how the resources at Venture College can help your passion!
Do you have a vision for a business or service that you want to grow into your career? Come test your chops out in Venture College and let’s start making it happen.
Want to create a unique thesis that isn’t only about writing a paper? Find funding and support to pursue a thesis that stands out from the crowd and has an impact in the real world!
Interested in working with creative, self motivated people? Whether as a speaker, mentor, volunteer or any other role, please reach out and we can find a way to make the best use of your talents. Shoot an email to [email protected].
Interested in gifting to Venture College to help us continue providing life changing support to college students? Want to donate to specific project funds such as projects aimed at sustainability, or funds to support female or minority founders? Reach out and let’s see how we can work together!
Venture College :: What We Do
More than just business
Entrepreneurship is more than just starting a business -its about creating value. From educators running an after school program, college students creating a side hustle, or an engineer creating a gadget, the root of Venture College is a desire to solve problems and be creative in the ways we create value.
Lion’s Innovation Showcase
Come celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit at A&M-Commerce. Every spring our university comes together to showcase what we’re made of. Open to all students, faculty, staff and high school youth, the Lion’s Innovation Showcase lets you display your innovative products and services to real investors. Compete in one of ten categories for your chance to win cash prizes ($2,000/category). Discover how you can become a part of the showcase.
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The Aurora Initiative
The Aurora Initiative is designed to help guide students, faculty and staff to execute projects that generate social and/or economic value. Using the Lean Launchpad methodology, students refine their project ideas by actively researching, interviewing sources, networking and finding resources. This experience concludes with students pitching their value-creating projects to potential donors with the intention of obtaining financing to advance their projects to a pre-launch stage.
A Holistic Approach
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The mission of Venture College is to inspire and enable an innovative value-creating community.