Entrepreneurship Program

The UGA Entrepreneurship Program is a collaborative, campus-wide initiative serving the University of Georgia and our community. We seek to develop the entrepreneurial spirit of all UGA students, regardless of their major or area of study.

True to UGA’s commitment to excellence, our programs and events are designed to inspire and equip the next generation of innovative leaders. We infuse and refine an entrepreneurial mindset in our students through experiential learning and comprehensive academic courses.

In addition to earning an Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, you can also earn an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship.

Program Opportunities

Certificate Program

Open to all UGA students, the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program prepares students to become successful and dynamic entrepreneurs in private, public and nonprofit sectors.

The Launch Pad

Located on the fourth floor of Creswell Hall, The Launch Pad is an residential learning community that houses up to 40 aspiring entrepreneurs. Incoming students of all majors are invited to apply.

Idea Accelerator

Take part in a four-week “business boot camp” to take your startup development to the next level. Program is offered four times per year.

UGA Venture Prize

Pitch your business, product or idea to a panel of judges and compete for monetary prizes.

Collegiate Great Brands Competition

Teams from across the country convene in Athens to present their business, product or idea for a chance to win $25,000.

Next Top Entrepreneur

Students from any college or university with an idea, product or existing business can pitch to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs for a chance to win $10,000.

Build Test Accelerator

Are you ready to start building your business idea? Join us to work one-on-one and in small groups to test and further develop your business concept.

Summer Launch

A summer meetup to engage with experienced entrepreneurs and discuss common obstacles. Program is open to teams who completed the Idea Accelerator or any student ready to launch a business.

Georgia Kickstart Fund

This student-managed initiative provides privately funded seed grants to UGA students and faculty to support the launch or growth of a venture.

ENTR Study Away

Discover how well-regarded international innovation hubs compare to entrepreneurial ecosystems in the United States.