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Annual Events


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Clark Tank

Clark Tank offers entrepreneurial students four opportunities to gain mentorship and funding for their idea or venture.

Venture Development (spring semester) provides pre-challenge seed money of $100 to the accepted Clark student-owned businesses and social ventures to help them grow and flourish. The seed money belongs to the student business owner and can be used any way they see fit to grow their business. At the end of the Challenge, students present the outcome of the seed money investment to a panel of Clark alumni entrepreneurs for the opportunity to be awarded additional funds.

Business Pitch Competition (spring semester) provides students with intense mentorship in developing a top-notch funding pitch to present to venture capitalists and angel investors.

Marketing Pitch (spring semester) provides students with tools and resources to help develop their design skills in marketing their venture.

Crowdfunding (fall semester) is new for 2023! A select group of students will work directly with staff at a crowdfunding platform to develop a campaign to be hosted on the platform for real funding.

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Student Initiatives


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Women in Entrepreneurship Week

In collaboration with other universities and colleges across the country and the globe, Clark University celebrates women in entrepreneurship with activities and events. National Women Entrepreneurs Week is the third week in October.

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Sigma Nu Tau

Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society

Clark University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program was inducted into Sigma Nu Tau in 2022 as the 46th chapter member. Students are inducted annually in the spring.

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Entrepreneurship Program Awards

Each year the E&I Program recognizes students that have excelled in entrepreneurial endeavors. Student awards are Clark Student Entrepreneurs of the Year, Clark Student Venture of the Year, and Up & Coming Student Entrepreneur of the Year (reserved for first and second-year students).


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Guest speaker Max Feber, Shark Tank contestant Season 10, Episode 9

Clark Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

The E&I Program takes pride in hosting relevant and relatable entrepreneurial speakers.

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Student-Run Ventures Advisory Board

Clark alumni and students convene once a year to review the finances and operations of the student-run ventures and give recommendations for next year’s operations.

Student Clubs

TIE Meeting

Center for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (TIE) is a club that works with several campus staff, faculty, and students to operate a co-working space on campus to foster and promote innovation. TIE also supports students in Hack-a-thon and other innovation and entrepreneurial contests throughout the New England area.

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Clark Entrepreneurship Club

This club aims to provide the resources for motivated, creative, and talented students to collaborate in fostering entrepreneurial activity on campus through entrepreneur speakers and business competitions.

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Campus Resources

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center is located on Clark University’s campus and supports developing small businesses with workshops, resources, and other related business services.

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Contact Information

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program

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  • Carlson Hall, Room 125
    950 Main St.
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 508-421-3730