Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship

Create. Innovate. Start.

The Kohler Center fosters new ventures, encourages innovation, and promotes entrepreneurship at Marquette University and in the Milwaukee area.

Entrepreneurship at Marquette University encompasses an undergraduate major and minor in the College of Business Administration, a program in social entrepreneurship, classes in the MBA and EMBA programs, student project experiences both locally and globally, and close ties to a strong network of alumni and Milwaukee-area startup experts who provide their experience and mentorship.  An incubator space and portfolio of entrepreneurial resources are available on campus for startups.  The Kohler Center also hosts and records frequent talks and presentations on various entrepreneurial topics geared to offer firsthand startup expertise.  Each spring, students and members of the community can participate in the ImpactNext business model competition.

Whether you are testing your idea, need expert advice, or are looking for funding, the Kohler Center will help you grow your venture.

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Turn your business idea into reality

The Kohler Center is currently accepting applications for start-ups wishing to utilize the incubator space on campus.

All faculty, staff and students are welcome to apply!

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