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Explore Entrepreneurship


The best way to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur is to connect with other entrepreneurs. At the Sullivan Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, we foster those networking opportunities.

Whether you have an idea for a business in mind or you're just curious to learn more about what it takes to create your own venture, we have programming for you.

Explore below to learn more about some of the unique ways the Sullivan Center brings students, alumni, researchers, and industry leaders together.

Lean Lecture Series

The Lean Lecture Series provides staff, and faculty with training on a range of topics. Discover idea opportunities, learn from guest speakers and network with other entrepreneurs as you go through the early steps of developing a product or business.

Past event topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Venture Finance Series
  • Investor-Founder Mock Negotiations
  • Intellectual Property for Startups
  • Scientist to CEO

Visit the calendar for the latest information on upcoming events.


Our NETworking events provide a “collision space” to connect entrepreneurs from across disciplines and backgrounds with resources available in the campus entrepreneurial ecosystem.

While focused on graduate students interested in deep science and technology ventures, all students are welcome.

See the calendar for up-to-date information, but NETworking events — featuring FREE tacos — tend to occur the last Tuesday of the month from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Subscribe to the Sullivan Center mailing list to be informed about future events.

NETworking is collaboratively offered by the Sullivan Center, the Rady-Jacobs Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, and the Scripps Institution for Oceanography.

Entrepreneur-at-the-Table (EAT)

Our Entrepreneur-at-the-Table (EAT) interactive lunch sessions are designed to give a small group of students the opportunity to casually meet and talk with seasoned entrepreneurs and investors.


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