Student presenting his idea
Students participating in the CEO business pitch competition
Student pitch in front of an audience

Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program

The Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program is a new organization for the serious entrepreneurship student. It is intended to provide guidance and support for those who are serious about launching their own scalable business either while at Stetson or after graduation, as well as gather a group of students to represent the university at various competitions.

A small group (10) of the best-qualified entrepreneurship majors, minors or MBA students will be chosen for this elite program. Qualifications to be accepted include the following:

  • A minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Majoring and/or minoring in Entrepreneurship or an MBA student
  • Have a viable business idea, an interest in developing a viable business idea or the willingness to work with someone else on their idea
  • Willing to pitch their idea locally, regionally, nationally or even internationally
  • Willing to participate in a ½ unit credit course, which meets once a week on Tuesday mornings
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism, embrace failure and have the determination to bounce back from those setbacks

Applicants meeting these qualifications will also go through a final screening interview before selection. If an applicant does not meet the above qualifications, they must complete the part of the application (available below) explaining why they should still be accepted in the program.

Benefits of the membership include

  • Special recognition associated with acceptance into this elite program
  • Weekly and direct counseling support on their business idea by entrepreneurship faculty
  • Assignment of a mentor (this person would be a successful, non-faculty entrepreneur)
  • Membership qualifies the student to compete for slots at local, regional, national and international competitions
  • Three members will be selected to be chapter presidents of three national entrepreneurship organizations (DECA, CEO and ENACTUS)
  • When available, members will receive additional resources to support IP, engineering, marketing, legal and accounting
  • First notice of potential scholarships in entrepreneurship

Note: A business idea can include a social venture idea. 

Prince Leaders Program Application Form