The Carlson Ventures Enterprise (CVE) is designed for anyone who believes that the most intriguing part of business is creating, developing, and sustaining new ideas. Whatever form those ideas take, your entrepreneurial skills will be honed and nourished by your experience in the Ventures Enterprise. You will learn how to solve business problems and evaluate opportunities and present recommendations to clients that can provide a return on investment.

  • Exposure to every facet of business to develop critical thinking skills needed to manage or create a business
  • Understand how to recognize a real opportunity and if it is strong enough to win in the marketplace
  • Access to experienced academic and industry advisors who will force you to defend your ideas and help you build on them
  • Work with leading companies as they develop new concepts and businesses
  • Investigate new technologies developed at the University to see if they can become commercially viable