Institute for Entrepreneurship
The JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship provides a world-class entrepreneurial education, instilling a strong sense of social responsibility, and building an international network of researchers, practitioners, and leading innovation hubs.
20+ real entrepreneurs in the classroom per semester: our close relationship with the leading players in the Roman startup scene allows us to bring young entrepreneurs to share their experience with our classroom in real time.
Entrepreneurial courses: the Institute is committed to fostering formal learning in the realm of entrepreneurship, through 10+ entrepreneurial courses.
Site visits: the Institute organizes at least 1 site visit per semester to some of Rome's leading examples of entrepreneurial excellence.
Develop your business idea and launch a company before you graduate: our unique Minor in Entrepreneurship allows students to select the courses they need to satisfy their entrepreneurial ambitions; students are followed individually by the Director of the Institute as well as their Advisor and their professors. The program is tailored to the individual interests of each student.
A taste of Entrepreneurship: the Certificate in Entrepreneurship provides students with a taste of the entrepreneurial world early on in their careers. The Certificate is open to all degree seeking and visiting students, from any major, whether they already have a business/entrepreneurial background or not.
Library Entrepreneurship collection: a dedicated section with books, articles, videos and other material for entrepreneurs.
Learn-Do-Share: the initiative that brings real companies and real problems into the classroom, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations. The Learn-Do-Share family includes: website, logo and brochure design, international marketing plan, market research and others.
Hands-on experience: internships offered by a growing network of startups are a unique opportunity for students to have a first-hand taste of what it means to be an entrepreneur – the pace, the obstacles, the skills needed, and the adrenaline involved.
Participation in the Elevator Pitch Competition: now a signature event, the Elevator Pitch Competition allows students to perfect their skills in persuasive argument in the toughest of formats – the one-minute, no visual aids presentation to a panel of demanding jurors. The Pitch is supported by workshops provided by the Institute, by professors who make it a mandatory part of their courses and by practice sessions organized by SpeakUp.
Italy Pitches: a national, English-language pitching competition for Italian high-school students. Participating students will select a non profit organization, study it and create a pitch to convince the audience to donate to its cause.
2 Workshops per semester: experts share their knowledge and skills in practical, hands-on workshops that have
a strong applicative component.
Mentors for Growth: a collaborative community of innovative leaders who take JCU students and recent alumni under their wings, providing advice and direction as students bring their ideas to fruition.
Business Plan Evaluation: the Institute assist students and alumni in preparing their business plan and suggests current competitions where they can propose their ideas.
Connecting: the Institute matches companies and people in its network to foster idea development and problem solving.