Michigan State University


Entrepreneurship Association



The Entrepreneurship Association is an MSU Registered Student Organization
for students who are passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation.

Monthly Meetings

Share ideas, network with peers, and get motivated by ingenious speakers

Road Trips

Organize trips to business competitions, conventions, and other events

Mentorship

Connect with established businesses and organizations to grow your ideas

Identity Development

Establish yourself in the entrepreneurial community. Build some buzz

FAQ's

Here are some frequently asked questions about the EA and their answers

The association helps students by networking with established alumni, providing entrepreneurs with resources to get their idea off the ground, and members can go for free or very little cost to entrepreneurship events throughout the year.

Entrepreneurship is innovation and innovation is life changing. Without passionate entrepreneurs many of our coveted items such as the Internet, cellphone, and the latest app wouldn’t exist. We support entrepreneurship by forming a community of passionate doers. Bringing a bunch of people who believe anything is possible is the catalyst for innovation. If any of the entrepreneurs need help with their start up we find a way to help them.

The Entrepreneurship Association was started because their are many Spartan entrepreneurs who are currently working alone or have an idea but don’t know the next steps, that is where the association comes in. The Entrepreneurship Association was started to bring students together who love innovation and want to be a part of it in some way.

The Association has had everything from Uncle Jake’s Jerky, batch made jerky which is very delicious, to Snap Script App, and everything in between.

Yes! Any one can join the association. We are always looking for passionate members and spartapreneurs.

All you have to do is fill out our application form!

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Admin Board

Volunteer community leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs

Tyler Mehigh

President

Tyler is currently a junior General Management major at Michigan State. In his free time He enjoys being outdoors, working out, and being apart of the MSU Cheerleading team. After graduation, he would like to get a job in either Venture Capitalism or Private Equity.



Patrick Sedlmayr

Vice President

Patrick is pursuing a degree in General Management while also being heavily involved in the entrepreneurship scene. Having both of his parents come from different countries inadvertently left him with a global perspective and the ability to speak both Portuguese and German. He loves spending his time catching up on the news and the current global market.



Ryan Brown

Treasurer

Ryan is a senior Economics major at MSU. He enjoys all things entrepreneurial and investment related. He is currently marketing the FlashCoupons app on campus at the Lansing tech startup, Software Different. Previous ventures: Two years in sales analytics and product distribution at a Michigan based beer and wine wholesaler, two years in an automotive repair shop during high school. Interests include reading, working out, golf, skiing, and cooking. After graduation he would like to be involved in Venture Capital and Real Estate Investment.

Dani Campbell

Corporate Relations

Danielle is a Creative Advertising major with a strong interest in entrepreneurship. She is the current Events Intern at Spartan Innovations, where she helps plan, promote, and execute events related to entrepreneurship at MSU and in the greater Lansing community. Danielle excels in graphic design, social media, and paid media advertising, while currently learning web design. In her free time, she's attending MSU sports games with friends, playing with her dogs, and traveling.

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Braden Cleary

Marketing Director

I’m Braden Cleary and I’m a junior marketing major at MSU. My freshman year I started up an incubator type website and outdoor clothing brand called The Mountaineering Company. I am a co-founder of the MSU Fantasy Sports club and I find my passions are skiing and anything having to do with baseball analytics.

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Application Form

Fill out the form and you are in

Application Fee: $25

Option 1: $25 for a semester membership
Option 2: $40 for a year membership


News & Events

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South by Southwest (SXSW)

The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2016 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today. Join us in March 2016 for the sessions, the networking, the special events, the 19th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards, SXSW Accelerator, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Create, The Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver. Learn More

Resources

Valuable resources, opportunities, future partners

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The Hatch

The Hatch is designed as a coworking space for area college students, which are prospective, creative, and innovative entrepreneurs ready to develop their business ideas. Hatch members share a common workspace on the third floor of 325 E. Grand River Avenue, each working on their own project, but collaborating to increase the probability of each venture’s success. Visit Website

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The Hatching

The Hatching is a community effort to support and cultivate local entrepreneurs. It brings ideas from concept to reality in an effort to make the Lansing region the premier area for startup activity. It all starts with one idea. Participants can post ideas, get voted as finalists, and the top 5 will pitch to win the monthly $1000 prize. Visit Website

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GreenLight Competition

The GreenLight Business Model Competition will bring together businesses that have been in existence for one year or less as new start-up ventures. This event will bring entrepreneurs from all over the State of Michigan to the East Lansing area to pitch their ideas to an amazing panel of judges with chances of winning up to $50,000 in prizes. Visit Website



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The Hive

The newest addition to MSU’s entrepreneurial landscape! The Hive is a 3,800 s.f. dynamic “idea laboratory” scheduled to open Fall 2014 located in Wilson Hall. The space is equipped with the state of the art technology and a layoutScene 8 to encourage team building and idea development. The space will facilitate 100+ students and will be used as a teaching platform for faculty but also be a resource to students enrolled in accompanying course offerings. Visit Website

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Startup Lansing

StarupLansing educates, connects and promotes startups in the Lansing area. As part of our mission to connect the community, we offer a weekly newsletter that features local startups, educational articles, and a summary of weekly events. Our goal is to use inbound and social media marketing tactics to grow our subscriber base, our event pool, and our community engagement. Visit Website

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Start Garden

A $15,000,000 fund investing in one business idea a week. Ideas can come from anywhere. We created Start Garden as a platform for a lot of ideas to start moving forward. From those, some turn into projects. From those projects, some turn into a startup businesses. From those small businesses, some grow into big businesses. It's about focusing on the next step, and not despising the small ones. Visit Website



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Startup Weekend

Our mission is to educate and inspire entrepreneurs and give them the motivation and networking they need to take the next step in creating a successful startup company. We are committed to delivering the world’s premier experiential education for entrepreneurs. No Talk. All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours. Powered by Google For Entrepreneurs Visit Website

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Spartan Startup Career Fair

The Spartan Startup Career Fair specializes in connecting students with Michigan startup companies. Startups may be a small team of 3 dedicated professionals, or a large-scale team with experience in the entrepreneurial world. StartUps tend to be more nimble, work on a fast timeline, and need creative, flexible, independent problem-solvers to help make their business a success. Visit Website

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Entrepreneurship Spec.

The Specialization in Entrepreneurship allows students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to take a leadership role in small and entrepreneurial businesses. Students in this specialization will be able to gain a broad knowledge of entrepreneurial business issues built upon entrepreneurially focused research in the core business disciplines including accounting, business law, finance, management, and marketing. Visit Website

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