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​Entrepreneurship at WashU Engineering​

​We believe in learning by doing. And we are looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs who want to turn ideas into products, companies and social movements.​

WashU engineers – students and faculty - are engaged in St. Louis' start up community and contribute to more than 20 accelerators and incubators including IDEA labs, a student run biotechnology incubator. Most community resources for entrepreneurs, including access to venture capitalist firms, are within less than 10 miles of campus.​​​​



Study Entrepreneurship


  • The Business of Engineering
    • Course topics include FDA regulations, patents and intellectual property protection, team and corporate culture and professional ethics.
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
    • This course aims to cultivate an entrepreneurial perspective with particular emphasis on information technology-related activities.
  • Master of Engineering in Biomedical Innovation
    • This 12-month professional graduate degree offers a team-based approach to develop the engineering, manufacturing and business skills to solve a clinical need.
  • Course at T-REX Incubator
    • Engineering and business students engage in consulting projects for resident entrepreneurs at T-REX as part of the course to better understand the inner workings of growing a business from the ground up.
  • Minor
    • The Olin Business School offers five courses for non-business students to earn a minor in Entrepreneurship.







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