The Belk Entrepreneurship Center provides individualized assistance, competitions to test concepts and business plans, opportunities to win money to get students’ ventures off the ground, access to experienced business people eager to guide young entrepreneurs through their journey, connections to regional events and resources that can advance your venture, and so much more.
The High Point University Belk Entrepreneurship Center fosters innovation and supports business ventures, advancing the entrepreneurship major offered by the Earl N. Phillips School of Business to the next level of excellence. It supports new emphases on entrepreneurship, sales, management and marketing. The Center breeds collaboration and creativity. The curriculum is fluid as it remains apace with current business trends and needs. Students learn new venture concepts using real-world scenarios based on the Center’s interactions with the local business community and its noted professionals.
Action plans for the Center’s activities include:
Director of the Belk Entrepreneurship Center
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship
HPU students have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and pitch their best business ideas during Phillips School of Business’ annual Elevator Pitch Competition. The award money allows students to invest in their business ideas and move forward in making those ideas a reality.
This year the competition will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. To compete, students need to submit their application by Monday, October 18, 2021. Applications for future competitions may be obtained from Kathy Elliott, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition is graciously sponsored by the HPU Business Accelerator Fund, Troy Knauss, The Bailey and Trey McKee Entrepreneurship Fund, and The Robert G. and Ellen S. Gutenstein Foundation. Students vie for first, second, and third place awards, plus an additional people’s choice award. Up to $20,000 in prizes may be awarded.
Students may compete individually or in teams. The competition is open to any enrolled student at High Point University.
The annual competition is open to all High Point University undergraduate students enrolled full time in the spring semester of the competition year, regardless of course of study. Be sure to check the full rules and requirements.
A panel of judges consisting of entrepreneurs, investors, and local business leaders evaluates each business plan and the corresponding presentations made by the chosen finalists.
Click here to read all of the details about the competition.
The Entrepreneur’s Club (E-Club) was created to give our members hands-on experience in the field of entrepreneurship. Through speakers, innovative projects, and business competitions our members get a first hand look at the world of running your own business. Students of any major are welcome to join!
We meet Monday evenings in the Cottrell International Ballroom at 5:0opm. Our meetings are open to all High Point University students, faculty and staff.
We regularly attend various events and national conferences designed to give our students the best opportunities to refine their business ideas and learn from leaders in the business world.
For more information on upcoming events and trips, please contact Kathy Elliott at email@example.com or 336-841-9422.