In the spirit of living up to Benjamin Franklin’s legacy of creating solutions in the service of the public good, Entrepreneurship at F&M is a program that offers exciting opportunities for all students to explore and develop entrepreneurial skills.


We offer two entrepreneurship courses designed to complement the academic experience of F&M students looking to understand and put into practice the entrepreneurial process. Our courses are geared toward the development of entrepreneurial skills and mindsets that magnify the liberal arts experience across all academic concentrations. 

INT274: “Entrepreneurial Thinking”

Schedule: Fall

INT375: “Entrepreneurial Discovery”

Schedule: Spring


Social Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial studies builds a bridge between idea generation within academic settings and idea transfer to achieve sustainable, real-world impact regardless of students’ chosen career paths. Social Entrepreneurship leverages best practices in innovation, social change, and startups to “do well while doing good.” The certificate has a foundational set of courses, followed by two translational ones, and an applied capstone. 

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Extracurricular Programs

F&M Incubator

F&M Incubator is a semester-long program that serves as a launchpad for you to bring your creative solutions to life. You’ll work in a team and you may receive mentoring, specialized support, and/or project funding. You’ll also attend a series of workshops on customer identification, design thinking, marketing and legal considerations, and other topics. F&M Incubator is open to students looking to put into practice the skills and methodologies they acquired throughout the entrepreneurship curriculum, by tackling a startup venture of their own. 

Interested? Email Professor Villarreal at jvillarr@fandm.edu

Demo Day

Do you have a unique idea for a startup or a creative solution to a problem? Do you want a chance to network with successful entrepreneurs and potential investors? Do you want to receive funding to make your idea a reality? 

If you said yes, then Demo Day is for you!!

Join us to present your great idea and win prize money to serve as funding to make your idea a reality! 

Interested? Email Professor Villarreal at jvillarr@fandm.edu

Join The True Blue Network

The True Blue Network — a career network platform exclusive to our community — is a powerful resource connecting thousands members of the F&Mily who consistently raise their hands to recruit, mentor, refer and guide Diplomats during and beyond their time at F&M. Here, you can connect with alumni and parents who have volunteered to support student success beyond the classroom, including internship and career opportunities.