The Graziadio School of Business and Management launched the Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship, an innovative new initiative supported through a long term, multiyear donation from Dan and Coco Peate.
The institute will help students launch and accelerate new business ventures while earning academic credit toward a master of science degree in entrepreneurship. The highly selective one-year program will provide full-tuition scholarships to 15 program participants annually, awarding academic credit for reaching start-up milestones as students launch their businesses through an incubator that nurtures, grows, and accelerates those ventures.
Student entrepreneurs will receive unique access to advisors, industry professionals, an entrepreneur in residence, and faculty. The institute may pursue equity investment in new ventures, as well as facilitate dialogue with angel and venture capital investors to nurture a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. The inaugural cohort is scheduled for fall 2018.