​About Our Entrepreneurship Activities

​Empowering doers and dreamers.

At USD, entrepreneurship is far from a buzzword—it's a way of life. Nearly 77 percent of sophomores, juniors and seniors have thought about starting their own business. And with demand rising for more innovative and creative business solutions, there's no better place to get your start on changing the world than here.

That is why we launched the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Catalyzer. The Catalyzer focuses on “Building Entrepreneurs” as they build their innovations. Our vision is to build lifelong entrepreneurs with the values, knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that enables them to create world-changing innovations to address humanity’s most urgent challenges and opportunities.

The Catalyzer’s distinctive advantage lies in synergizing University of San Diego’s liberal arts education with the competencies of our professional schools to build exemplar and curious innovators with a holistic approach to entrepreneurship. We bring in the research expertise of our faculty mentors from different schools on campus, and combine them with real-world insights from expert mentors in San Diego’s innovation ecosystem to provide our students with an unparalleled immersive experience to develop them into successful entrepreneurs.

With extensive experience in startups, consulting Fortune 500 corporations, coaching executives and cutting edge research contributions to leading academic journals in the field of entrepreneurship and and innovation, our USD School of Business faculty are ready to mentor and inspire budding business owners—and to share best practices with seasoned members of the San Diego business community.  

Begin quote Nearly 77 percent of USD sophomores, juniors and seniors have thought about starting their own business.
students studying Top three for entrepreneurship. In 2015, the School of Business ranked third in the world for MBA programs in entrepreneurship by the Financial Times based on the percentage of graduates who created their own company, the percentage of companies still operating at the end of 2014, whether it was their main source of income and how the school and the alumni network helped set things up.
students in the classroom Research powerhouse. Forbes ranked the University of San Diego 48th in America's most entrepreneurial research universities. See more USD School of Business rankings.