Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Technology. Vision. Venture.™

An innovator mindset can be learned...

Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) programs and competitions reach those at WPI interested in creating new products, companies, services, and technologies. Whether students are seeking skills to build an innovative mindset, create a technology-based business, or start a social venture, the CEI offers an array of experiential programs meet those desires.  In addition, entrepreneurship courses and a minor are offered through the Robert A. Foisie School of Business.

The CEI was recognized in 2005 by Entrepreneur Magazine's TechknowledgePoint survey of entrepreneurial schools as a Top Ten entrepreneurship program among the nation's schools with an Entrepreneurship Emphasis. In 2013, Business Week announced their ranking of "The Best Undergraduate B-Schools for Entrepreneurship" --  and WPI was #1. We continue to innovate and launch new programs and courses that keep our students market competitive.

We welcome WPI faculty, students, and alumni to discuss ideas in confidence. We may directly provide services or suggest mentors, programs, or other resources to help move ideas closer to commercialization or exit. To schedule a discussion, please use our Inquiry Form or call +1-508-831-5761 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

(The CEI is represented on the Worcester Business Resource Alliance, so we may refer public inquiries to one or more of the many WBRA member organizations.)

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Winner(s) to be announced mid-June.

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