Entrepreneurship at USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

We envision USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering as a school where an entrepreneurial mindset is pervasive in our students and faculty - a place that external partners perceive as the San Diego regional location for engaging engineering students in entrepreneurship and "intrapreneurship" activities.

We envision student teams creating new ventures annually and using the scaffolding developed through USD to enter into incubators, venture or acquisition agreements, and transitioning into companies looking for talent to inject innovation within their organizations. We envision an ecosystem of USD entrepreneurship that engages students beyond the silos of engineering and where external partners sustain our program through deep consistent engagement.

Renaissance Initiative

The Renaissance Initiative

Learn about a unique program for our students.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

What is an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Learn about the three C's of an entrepreneurial mindset.

Entrepreneurial Framework

Entrepreneurial Framework

Learn how a mindset and skillset work together.

Entrepreneurship Teams

Student Entrepreneurship Teams

Explore our entrepreneurship team projects.

We invite you to participate in our events and workshops.

Entrepreneurship Hackathon: Tuesday, April 10, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Loma Hall Ideation Space.
Do you dream of being an entrepreneur?  Do you think you have a marketable idea?  Join in guided brainstorming sessions led by executive mentors to develop ideas that could lead to senior design projects.

Badass Women Making Change: Thursday, April 12, 12:30 p.m. KIPJ Conference Room A.  
A panel focused on women innovators making an impact in an array of professional sectors.  Hosted by The Changemaker Hub and CPC.  

Please contact us for more information and insight into our entrepreneurial programs and opportunities.