Igniting thinking, inspiring action, growing results
An entrepreneurial movement is underway at Sonoma State University. Our goals are to launch and support entrepreneurial careers and businesses out of Sonoma State, infuse entrepreneurial thinking into the educational system, and accelerate entrepreneurial action in the North Bay.
Want to unleash your inner entrepreneur?
- Sign up for "Unleashing Entrepreneurial Spirit" Course, a four-session course in partnership with the School of Business and Economics, School of Education and SCOE.
- Access resources at ignitessu.com to help your start up company or entrepreneurial thinking.
- Connect with Mark Nelson, Sonoma State's Entrepreneur in Residence, if you are a community member and want to learn more.
- Connect with Kirsten Ely, our campus community liaison, if you are a student, faculty member, or want to connect with them.
"Entrepreneurial energy, behaviors and thinking are the life blood of any thriving economy. Given the North Bay's commitment to the triple bottom line of social equity, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity, Sonoma State's role as the region's entrepreneurial epicenter comes naturally.
Our goal goes way beyond programs or graduating someone with an entrepreneurship degree. Our aim is to ignite and infuse entrepreneurial thinking and behavior into our students, inside the School of Business and Economics, across Sonoma State University, and throughout our surrounding community.
Together, we'll have to de-mystify what entrepreneurship means, identify the places it already lives, promote the people already doing it in our community, challenge our daily habits, examine our support systems, and put best practice into practice.
Today, our faculty and staff build conduits between the student population and private industry, focus on new business initiatives, develop and apply practical case studies, create relevant curriculum and workshops, conduct critical research, and fuel talent development programs.
This change takes a village. It takes you. Please reach out to us to learn more about what is underway and to discuss your ideas."
Dean William Silver