Upcoming Events

Entrepreneurial Leadership Series

Next session:

February 8th 2018: .  Rojo Mexican Grill 4:30-6:30pm

 "Enhancing the Entrepreneurial Spirit through Global Experiences”
A panel of current, and alum Entrepreneur Scholars
sharing their global experiences through stories, and pictures.

Rojo Mexican Grill – Event is ON LOCATION
Located in the Shops at The West End
1602 West End Boulevard
St. Louis, Park, MN 55416

4:30-5:15         Registration & Social
5:15-5:45           Program        
5:45-6:30          Social Hour    

Register HERE

These events are offered for alumni/nae who are entrepreneurs and those who support them. Hosted at varius locations in the  Minneapolis areas this series features speakers who are unsung successful alum entrepreneurs. Contact Kelli Gradin at the Entrepreneurship Center 320-363-2065 for more information.

Sponsors cover the majority of expenses to make these luncheons possible. We are

2017-2018 sponsors are:

  • Oak Ridge Financial
  • MHS Companies
  • Platinum Bank

DVD's of some of our previous speakers are available by calling Kelli Gradin 320-363-2065 or by e-mail to [email protected]. You may listen to an audio version of the speakers by going to their biography on this site. Downloadable audio copies of many of the speakers can be found by entering http://podcasts.csbsju.edu/mcneely/luncheonspeakers.rss into your mp3 player access software.

What is the Eric Rego Big Idea Competition?
 This competition is in honor of Eric Rego, an E-1 who graduated in 2006. Eric passed away in 2008. Students pitch a business idea for 90 seconds to a group of panelists that include Eric's parents, a fellow cohort of Eric's and two gentlemen Eric used to work for.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place take home CASH PRIZES!!!


 February 21st 2018 Gorecki Family Theater, BAC, College of Saint Benedict 7:00-8:30pm

Dont forget to tell your friends to come and watch! There is also an audience participation piece, prize givaways, and surpises galore!

Who Can Participate?

 The BIG Idea Competition is open to any individual enrolled at CSB/SJU. We believe that all students have entrepreneurial potential and can demonstrate that potential with limited assistance. We would be happy to provide assistance to individuals to learn about how to further develop their ideas. 

What does it take to apply?

A 15-30 second video submission is due to the Center for Entrepreneurship ([email protected] ) or to Kelli Gradin at [email protected] by February 1st.  Finalists will be chosen by February 6th.  Training for finalists will take place on February 15th. You will then have one week to put together a 90 pitch to compete in front of our panel of judges and an audience. Winners will be announced at the end of the event. No business plan or actual business is needed. 

Need help with your video? Contact the center at [email protected] to set up a time to meet with us and record your video!

Did we say CASH PRIZES?!