Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Application for Business Innovation Accelerator Summer 2022


Helping students launch social and entrepreneurial ventures.

  • Have an idea that you think will solve a problem in our society but don’t know what to do with it?
  • Are you an entrepreneur seeking a supportive community and resources?
  • Do you identify as a creative, innovator, disruptor, or someone who challenges the status quo?

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Meet Your Team

Housed at the Davies Idea Exchange in Hipp Hall, the FU I&E team has 100+ years of diverse industry experience:

Innovation | Startup Ventures | Commercialization | Corporate and Non-Profit Leadership | Consulting

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Change The World Today

Embrace your entrepreneurial mindset by learning how to ideate, test, and launch a social or entrepreneurial venture through one of our signature programs.

Paladin Pitch Competition | Furman Business and Innovation Accelerator | Class E Podcast | Furman Student Entrepreneurship Association | GVL Starts

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Furman Innovation. All The Time. Newsletter | Social @furmaninnovates | Class E Podcast

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GVL Starts

Always had an idea or wanted to start your own business but did not know how to begin?

We started a program called GVL Starts that will give you the confidence and skills to turn you idea into Greenvilles next high impact business!

Launch Your Venture
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Champion Innovation

Alum, parents, and community partners engage with FU I&E to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, provide high-impact student experiences, and financially support the institute’s operations.

Mentoring | Guest Speaking | Coaching | Internships | Partnerships | Connections | Fundraising

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Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Furman’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a self-funded institute and 100% of its operations and programs are made possible by the contributions of donors.

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