“Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.”

David Karp, founder and CEO Tumblr

“Every startup should address a real and demonstrated need in the world. If you build a solution to a problem lots of people have, it’s so easy to sell your product to the world.”

Kevin Systrom, Instagram

The College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University has entrepreneurship spread through its DNA. We live it and we teach it. We live in a region dependent on business startups and innovation. Every major in the college has components of entrepreneurship. We do not expect every student or alumnus to start a business or to solve a social problem. Some will, many others will act entrepreneurially in their work place, volunteer organizations, and homes. Others will interact with, provide services or products for, or work with entrepreneurs.

Understanding the entrepreneurial mindset and process is extremely valuable to a student from any major. Any business or technology student will benefit from learning more about entrepreneurship. Additionally we seek to prepare other students for entrepreneurial success as well. This may be the Music Major who wants to run a blues house, an Ag Business student who will direct market products, the Media Studies student who wants to found a movie studio, or a Graphic Art student dreams of opening his or her own design firm.

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