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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 Labs.

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2018 Praxis Scholarship Recipients

Opus is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of our Praxis Academy scholarship. Click below for more information.

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.

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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 . . ."