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For more information about the entrepreneurship minor, contact:
Dr. Kevin Bernhardt, Director of PACCE
Dr. Susan Hansen, Business Department Chair
Dr. Chuck Steiner, Pioneer Farm
George Krueger, Assistant Professor Marketing
Dr. Laura Anderson, College of LAE
Dr. Lisa Riedle, College of EMS
Kathy Neumeister, PACCE Marketing Specialist
The UW-Platteville entrepreneurship minor will be a catalyst on campus and in the region for building both the spirit and capacity for social, cultural and economic creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, thereby creating a better place where people want to live, work, play, and learn.
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Pioneer Launch Lab is opening on the 5th floor of Pioneer Tower.
The demand for entrepreneurship education is rapidly growing across the United States and in recent years, faculty, staff, and students from UW-Platteville have participated in local, state, and national events promoting entrepreneurship. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville prides itself on providing high quality undergraduate education serving the tri-state area and beyond. The dedication to practical application and experiential learning is a critical reason for the recent discussions and subsequent RiverLands grant funding for the development of a proposed campus wide Entrepreneurship curriculum.
An increasing number of students are realizing the opportunities that exist for starting their own business and are requesting information and resources to aid them. Even corporate America is recognizing that entrepreneurial abilities are becoming increasingly important for their own success and are advocating for programs in corporate entrepreneurship. The United States government and other organizations are providing additional financial resources focused on small business development and entrepreneurial ventures.
Entrepreneurial firms are the essential mechanism by which millions enter the economic and social mainstream of American Society, enabling millions of people, including women, minorities, and immigrants, to access the American Dream (Kuratko, 2004). According to the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, in the United States, small businesses: