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Office for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship develops entrepreneurial leaders – regardless of major or discipline – and grows a campus culture of innovation.

Through signature events, programs, workshops, mentoring and competitions, we help emerging entrepreneurs move from idea to concept and venture to sustainable business, while making meaningful and socially responsible contributions locally and regionally.


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Summer Business & Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

A 3-week intensive boot camp for non-business undergraduate students and recent graduates. Attendees learn business basics and develop the skills fundamental to successful entrepreneurship.

Learn about the boot camp

Leadership Council

Leadership Council Members are champions of innovation and entrepreneurship at Furman University. Council members serve as mentors to students and liaisons to the local, regional and national entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Council Members




This organization provides Furman students with access to faculty, alumni, entrepreneurs and resources to develop their innovative and entrepreneurial skills and ideas.

*Mentorship Program
*Business Plan Pitch Competition
*Trips to entrepreneurial and innovation hubs (locally and nationally)


Our partnerships connect students with a community of mentors, entrepreneurs and angel investors.


Our partnership with NEXT provides access to top talent and a platform to shine a light on Furman’s place in the local, regional and national entrepreneurial ecosystem.


One of the largest angel investment groups in the United States, we work with VentureSouth to provide access to funding and student internships.



Let’s create and innovate. Partner with us.

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