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What makes

an entrepreneur?

More than a dozen Tufts alumni with experiences ranging from venture capital and startups to nonprofits—share their keys to entrepreneurial success.

Undergraduate Courses in Entrepreneurship / Minor in Entrepreneurship

Through this highly customized program, you can select individual classes as electives or work with an Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (ELS) advisor to structure a minor tailored to your specific goals. The ELS courses are open to students from all schools and majors. The Entrepreneurial Leadership Minor is one of the fastest growing minors at the university.

Graduate Courses in Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies Program now offers a course in High Tech Entrepreneurship geared toward graduate-level students across the university.

Tufts Ideas Competition

The Tufts Ideas Competition provides early-stage startups with mentorship, funding, and the support needed to catalyze their ideas. The Ideas Competition also serves as a feeder for the $100k New Ventures Competition.

Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition

The Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition is a university-wide event that attracts entries from alumni, faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students from colleges across the university and has been profiled by Forbes as among the best university-sponsored entrepreneurship competitions. The $100k New Ventures Competition has 3 tracks - Health & Life Science, Social Impact, and High-Tech/General.

Entrepreneurial Lectures

The ELS program also hosts the Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture, featuring distinguished entrepreneurs and prominent alumni.

Tufts Entrepreneurial Network

To learn more about the network of amazing entrepreneurial activities, programs, resources, student-led organizations and initiatives across the entire university, please visit the Tufts Entrepreneurial Network.