The Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University helps students — both within the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business and throughout the University — develop their ideas into products. This includes opportunities to network with business owners and win cash prizes.
The goal of the Entrepreneurship Mentor Program is to accelerate the growth of our students through access to mentors and advisors. Our Many-to-Many Mentorship program connects groups of mentors to groups of mentees in-person multiple times a semester. The SLU eMentor Program connects mentees with Billikens across the globe to provide advice and mentorship on their entrepreneurial journey.
This program is built on the following tenets:
- Value add for the student and the mentor
- Mentorship cannot be forced and will form through long lasting relationships
- Mentor and mentee relationships are formed over time through social engagement
Students interested in joining the SLU eMentor Program can sign up can sign up here.
Community members interested in becoming a SLU eMentor can sign up can sign up here.
In addition to our in-person interactions, the mentor program facilitates an online platform using AI to appropriately connect students and mentors to address questions students find themselves struggling to answer.
Students can submit their questions submit their questions here.
Community members interested in becoming a SLU eMentor can sign up here.
CCE Workshop Series
The topics covered range from ideation, customer discovery, modeling and pitching. One workshop is hosted each month of the semester. Additional workshops will be available based on local, national, and global competition and accelerator timelines to best prepare students to apply.
SLU Entrepreneur Club
SLU’s Entrepreneur Club is a campus-wide student group supporting entrepreneurship. It is dedicated to introducing, engaging and inspiring student entrepreneurs to create a better world. Saint Louis University is a member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO). CEO provides student entrepreneurs with opportunities, events, chapter activities and conferences to help start businesses.
Student Entrepreneurship Ambassadors
The Student Entrepreneurship Ambassadors Program engages the entrepreneurship community at SLU through campus-wide programming. Ambassadors serve as the student voice of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship (CCE) and are advocates for entrepreneurship across campus. Students from all gradde levels and colleges are encouraged to apply. We cap the number of Ambassadors at 15 per semester.
- Exposure to the entrepreneurial ecosystem at SLU and in St. Louis
- Engagement with the entrepreneurial support network of faculty, staff, students, local entrepreneurs and investors
- Real experience with important visitors, public speaking, and representing the CCE at University events and programs
- Entrepreneurship swag such as shirts and gear so you can stand out as an Entrepreneurship Ambassador
- Monthly ambassador meals with special entrepreneurship guests
MEDLaunch: Biotech Incubator
MEDLaunch is a student-driven, biomedical and entrepreneurship incubator in the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University. The program is the product of collaborative efforts between the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, School of Law, Chaifetz School of Business, School of Science and Engineering and College for Public Health and Social Justice.
MEDLaunch participants work in multidisciplinary teams under the guidance of clinical and industry mentors to develop innovations in areas including (but not limited to) surgical devices, health information technology, and medical diagnostics. MEDLaunch maintains its mission to improve the standard of health care through the engineering and design of creative solutions while also fostering a community of entrepreneurship and collaboration at Saint Louis University and other organizations in the greater St. Louis area.