About the Institute

Vision

The UVU Entrepreneurship Institute is a non-academic program that provides free advice and resources to help UVU students start and grow their businesses.

You can learn to become a successful Entrepreneur.

LEARN

We offer a number of resources for building your entrepreneurial skills, including traditional coursework. Learn more about the Entrepreneurship Minor for non-business majors as well as the Entrepreneurship Emphasis for business majors. If you're not quite ready for that level of commitment, join the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series and hear from seasoned and successful entrepreneurs about their war stories.

DO

We host  several business innovation competitions or you can set up an appointment to come in and talk to Mark, the Director of the Institute, about what you need to do next. We also host pitch events so you can practice telling people about your business!

BECOME

Our students have won competitions been on Shark Tank funded their projects on Kickstarter, and built dozens of businesses. You can too.

 

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How the EI Can Help You LEARN DO & BECOME

MENTORING

You must be a UVU student and we prefer students who are trying or have started their own business, but all majors are welcome!

LECTURE SERIES

The Lecture Series is open to students and community members who are interested in learning from experienced entrepreneurs. If you've started a business, are thinking about starting a business, or just want to hear about the experiences of seasoned entrepreneurs, this lecture series is for you.

EVENTS & COMPETITIONS

We offer a variety of events and competitions for learning, networking, and building your venture no matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey.

SEED FUNDS

With resources available from the UVU Wolverine Fund, the Ross Seed Fund, the Zinn Starter Fund, and the UVU Entrepreneurship Institute, UVU has the resources and tools to help start or fund your new business!

CLASSES UVU OFFERS

With resources available from the UVU Wolverine Fund, the Ross Seed Fund, the Zinn Starter Fund, and the UVU Entrepreneurship Institute, UVU has the resources and tools to help start or fund your new business!

UVU offers 12 entrepreneurship-focused courses in addition to rigorous business coursework.

Our Team


Mark Seastrand

Mark Seastrand

Director

mseastrand@uvu.edu

Professional Page

(801) 863-7363 | WB 146f
Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson, PhD

Professor

probinson@uvu.edu

Professional Page

(801) 863-8999 | WB 216
Meagan Sanders

Meagan Sanders

Administrative Assistant

msanders@uvu.edu 

Professional Page

(801) 863-5354 | WB 146c
Vance Gough

Vance Gough, PhD

Associate Professor

vance.gough@uvu.edu

Professional Page

(801) 863-8422 | WB 114