Belmont Entrepreneur Awards

December 12

The Belmont Entrepreneur Awards recognize alumni who have started innovative and unique businesses. The awards honor the founders who are excelling in business and challenging their industries. To commemorate the entrepreneurial spirit of Belmont University, 100 outstanding alumni businesses, including 10 rising businesses, are honored in our Top 100.

Head, Heart, and Hustle presented by the Sullivan Foundation

September 12
10AM, Massey Boardroom

We’re excited to partner with the Center for Social Entrepreneurship in hosting a student workshop led by the Sullivan Foundation. Participants should be interested in finding a meaningful career while having a positive community impact.

Join for a dynamic workshop where you’ll:

  • Identify potential career pathways that utilize your head (your skills and unique gifts),
  • and align with your heart (issues that matter most to you)
  • in order to develop a hustle that fits you and serves others.

You’ll walk away with clear next steps and a network of peers to support you along the way. Lunch will be provided!

sign up

“Planning for the Future with a Cracked Crystal Ball” with Dr. Shawn DuBravac

September 20
4:30-6:30, TBD

Dr. Shawn DuBravac is an internationally recognized thought leader, economic futurist, and former chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association. He is author of the New York Times best seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way we Work, Live, and Communicate. Dr. DuBravac provides tangible tools to help leaders and organizations fram the future, sharpen stratetic plans, and prepare for the year ahead as the world works to move beyond multiple black swan events.

Please register HERE

Meet our 2022 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

September 21
10AM, Massey Boardroom

Join us for a meet-and-greet with our 2022 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. We are pleased to welcome four successful Belmont alumni to this year’s mentorship program. Each of our EIRs are available to help you with exclusive coaching and mentoring at any stage of your entrepreneurial journey–from business planning to bootstrapping.

Ryan Reisdorf, Placemat
Kristen Sweeting, Kristin Sweeting Photography
Meredith Mazie, Abednego
Matt Fiedler, Vinyl Me, Please

Entrepreneurship Village @ Parent & Family Weekend

September 24
11AM- 2PM, Belmont Blvd

The Entrepreneurship Village Showcases the innovation, creativity, and success of our outstanding entrepreneurship students and alumni through this outdoor marketplace event. The fall edition of the village will be a keynote event during Belmont’s Parent & Family Festival.

Come see student and alumni vendors, check out their businesses, and get a glimpse of what it looks like to be a part of the Belmont Entrepreneur Community!

Faith Driven Entrepreneur Watch Party

September 28-29
All day

Location: McWhorter 409

Join us for a watch party for the annual gathering of the movement – streaming to 300 cities around the globe. This year’s FDE conference will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, but we’re streaming it all day in our Student Hatchery. More details will be announced soon…

Workshop: Design Thinking

October 5
10AM in the Hatchery

Cone Center Program Manager, Mitch Baron, will lead you through a workshop on and Human-Centered Design for your business ideas. The workshop will also feature how to utilize Design Thinking principles in your personal and professional life.

Buntin Workshop: Kristin Sweeting – Turning Passion into Sustainable Income

October 19

The Buntin Program provides resources for student entrepreneurs launching creative ideas. Join us as Kristin Sweeting (Entrepreneur-in-Residence and founder Kristin Sweeting Photography and Danger School) guides us through a workshop on monetizing your passions to spur your growth.

Workshop: How to Pitch Your Idea

October 31 
10AM in Massey 100

You’re on an elevator and you have 1 minute to pitch your idea to the investor…the mentor…the customer…your hero…

Can you do it? Can you sell your idea in 1 minute? Can you explain your idea in a way that is clear, concise, and leaves the audience wanting to learn more?

Join us at the Pitch Prep Workshop to learn how to craft your pitch, prepare your slide deck, and learn all the tips you’ll need to have the perfect elevator pitch. This event will prepare you for the Pitch Competition in November.

Peter Greer: Microfinace, Entrepreneurship, and Lending to the Poor

November 2
10AM in Chapel

Peter Greer: Lending to the Poor and the power of entrepreneurial microfinance

Peter Greer is President of HOPE International, a global Christian development organization working in 17 countries that has overseen over 1.3 billion in micro-loans.  He is the author of eight books, including Stop Helping Us! Moving Beyond Charity to Job Creation and The Poor Will Be Glad. He has an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School and is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Messiah College.

2022 Pitch Competition

November 9
10AM, Massey Boardroom

10 Students will be selected to compete in our 2022 Business Pitch Competition on Wednesday, November 9. Applications will open in September and are open until midnight on November 2. Selected students will be notified on Thursday, November 3.

Participants compete for thousands in cash prizes + business building tools and resources!

Apply HERE

Buntin Workshop: Betsy Littrell – Eco-Architect and owner of Maypop Building

November 16

The Buntin Program provides resources for student entrepreneurs launching creative ideas. Join us as Betsy Littrell shares her story and walks us through creative ways to launch new out-of-the-box ideas that impact the world around us.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day

November 16

11AM – 6PM

We are excited to announce our first Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at our 2 student-run businesses on campus. Our students are so proud of the stores they’ve built and they can’t wait to show you! With thankfulness for all that you do to support them, they wanted to invite you to a Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day – with 25% off all products!

Our student-run business program allows students to work in teams to develop and launch a business and manage every aspect of the store. Over the past 20 years, we’ve opened dozens of stores and have employed nearly 800 students through this program. The experiential learning opportunity allows students to put into practice what they are learning in the classroom.

Each store is completely run and managed by a student team. House of features local home goods and fashion. Where The Well Things offers an array of wellness products ranging from healthy nourishment to insightful reads.