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Making Entrepreneurs

Students are showing increasing interest in preparing for entrepreneurial leadership as seen in a variety of student initiated activities such as an annual startup competition and a student-founded co-working space just off campus. Opus supports these diverse efforts through a new series of opportunities.

Opus offers the following opportunities for Wheaton students and faculty to further explore and refine their interests in entrepreneurship:

  • Opus supports Wheaton Shark Tank, an annual startup competition where Wheaton students have the chance to develop a concept and a pitch and compete for infusion dollars and training opportunities.
  • Faith and Entrepreneurship Workshop, custom designed for Wheaton College by Praxis Academy and offered annually.
  • Scholarships for Wheaton students to receive intensive training through Praxis Academy in August of each year.
  • A seat on a national entrepreneurship council for selected Wheaton faculty for exchanging ideas and best-practices surrounding education in entrepreneurial leadership.

Read more about our entrepreneurship partner, Praxis Academy

Meet Mary Elizabeth Goodell '16

Listen to Mary Elizabeth, a recent Wheaton College grad, who has created a business that helps victims of sexual violence.

Leif headshot at Stonehenge
Leif '19 talks about his experience at Praxis Academy

"Praxis altered the way I think about my experiences and classes and has encouraged me to take them a step further and create something . . ."