Venture College

Bring your idea to life

The Venture College Department is here to help you take control of your life, education, and professional future through entrepreneurship. Open to all majors, we help you get connected to a community of like-minded students eager to collaborate, mentors ready to guide, and game-changing capital needed to launch your idea and vision. So, what’s stopping you?

Whether you already have an idea or need help finding what to commit your ambitions to, we help develop the skills, mindset, and connections to reach your goals.

Ready to become part of Venture College? All you need to do is reach out and you are in! By connecting with department staff, you will be able to learn about upcoming programming, easily book a meeting with expert mentors, and find the necessary steps to earn funding and academic credit for your projects. Join Now!

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VENTURE COLLEGE: Lion's Fellowship Program

Lion’s Fellowship Program

The Venture College Lion’s Fellowship Program works with lion fellows to translate your ideas, personal dreams, and professional goals into viable products and services that create value within your community!

Program Details:

  • Open to all A&M-Commerce students, faculty, and staff of all majors and interests
  • Select reserved slots for nonprofits, high schools, and community colleges
  • Project mentorship
  • Workshop programming
  • Earnable certificates
  • Strategic networking with industry professionals and investors
  • Career-changing seed funds and outside financial investment

To join the Venture College Lion’s Fellowship Program, please complete the application to start your journey! Additionally, feel free to join the Venture College Discord server for information about upcoming events and resources.

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Upcoming events

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Venture College :: What can you do in Venture College

What can you do in Venture College?

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Venture College :: What We Do

More than just business

Entrepreneurship is more than just starting a business -it’s about creating value. From educators running an afterschool 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 ways that create value for the community.

Lion’s Innovation Showcase

Come celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit at A&M University-Commerce! Every spring, the Lion Community comes together to showcase what we’re made of through business and nonprofit pitches, fascinating presentations, musical performances and anything else that adds value to our community.

Lion’s Innovation Showcase Details:

  • Pitch Competition
  • Musical, Theater and other Art Performances
  • Fascination Presentations and Innovation Proposals
  • Open to all students, faculty, staff and high school youth
  • Winners will be selected from each category of Business, Nonprofit, Art and Innovation and Design
  • Win up to $1,000 for your project, proposal or business.

Venture College Fellowship

Ready to jump-start your idea? Enrollment in the Venture College Fellowship will help you launch your project by taking you through the steps – from ideas and opportunity identification, to networking, raising capital and how to launch your project in the real world.

Think you have what it takes? Complete the application, work the program and pitch at our networking night and Lion Innovation Showcase and you’ll become eligible for all of the benefits offered by Venture College fellowship program including one-on-one mentorship, group learning and networking opportunities, seed funds awarded to worthy projects and real-world connection with venture capitalists who are ready to invest in something great. Sign up now!

Networking Nights

We want our students to excel. One of the crucial aspects of success in a highly competitive and value-oriented world is to have a network of colleagues, friends, teachers and business leaders to help students grow and respond to challenges they will face.

Networking Nights Details:

  • Learn from industry experts
  • Build connections, and distinguish yourself as a value-creators in your community
  • Fellows will present a 2-minute pitch of their idea to investors and spend the evening networking with them

Want to get involved to pitch your idea or attend to scout the ideas? Let us know!

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The mission of Venture College is to inspire and enable an innovative value-creating community.

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Contact Us

  • 8750 N US 75-Central Expy 1000
  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Dallas, TX 75231
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