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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 Sling Health Network, 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.







Danielle Forget Shield EN '94

Matthew MacEwan SI '15

David Hall EN '07

Kevin Haar EN '80 & Michael Groner EN '93, SI '93

Professor Pratim Biswas

Dan Conner EN '10

Elizabeth Russell EN '14 & Ravi Chacko MD/PhD Candidate

David Brown SI '03

Joe McDonald EN '15

Matt Ettus EN '96

Professor Ron Indeck

Sanjai Kohli SI '81

Marla Esser EN '84

Tony Thompson SI '99

Nicole Young SI '04

Matthew Vail EN '12

David Zar EN '92, SI '93

Ravi Pratap M '03

Professors Dan Moran and Eric Leuthardt

Professor Patrick Crowley

Matthew MacEwan SI '15

Marvin Gibbs EN '56, SI '60

Jason Purcell EN '96

Ani Vallabhaneni EN '02

Steve Cousins EN '87

Tim Trinidad '09

Deko Ricketts

Andrew Brimer EN '13 & Abby Cohen EN '13

Jim McKelvey EN '87, LA '87

Philip Thomas EN '13 & Andrew Hess EN '13

Chris Holt EN '13

Amir Manji EN '06

Ryan Smith EN '97

Matthew McCord EN '08

Mark Levin EN '73, SI '74

Sunil Hirani EN '88

Sarah Haselkorn EN '13

Steve Goldberg EN '75, SI '80

Jacob Perkins EN '05, SI '05

Bryant Harris EN '94

Scott Hassan SI '97
X-tend Energy
Professor Rich Axelbaum

Andrew Ruben EN '96



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