Rollins Entrepreneurship & Innovation Scholar

Dive into entrepreneurship at BYU, no matter what your major is. Becoming a Scholar allows you to creatively think, develop skills for a lifetime, and expand your resume and abilities in innovation.

We liken the scholar program to scaling tall peaks. Mount Everest reaches Earth’s highest point; reaching 29,035 feet (8850 meters) above sea level. When something seems insurmountable and impossible, there are always the brave that venture to fix it, solve it, or beat it. Many have attempted to summit Mount Everest, many have failed but some have succeeded.  Growing and developing your idea or business can sometimes feel like climbing Mount Everest, and we want to help you build your tool kit for that great moment in your life!

We divide your climb into four levels:

Level 1: Base Camp

LEARN (Required Classes):

  • Bus M 371R: Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
    AND
  • Bus M 170: Intro to Entrepreneurship
    OR
  • Bus M 372: Basic Entrepreneurship Skills
    OR
  • Bus M 470: Entrepreneurship Innovation (for Entrepreneurship majors)

DO (Other Requirements):

  • Enter Big Idea Pitch (Fall)
    OR
  • Enter Business Model Competition (Winter)

INCENTIVES:

  • Website recognition
  • Base Camp SWAG
  • Signed certificate

Level 2: Camp 4

LEARN (Required Classes):

  • Innovation Bootcamp: Tech 312/Bus M 312
    OR
  • Startup Bootcamp: Tech 313/Bus M 313
    AND
  • Pick TWO classes: Including the following:
    • Bus M 277: Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship
    • CS 405: Creating and Managing a Software Business
    • MFG 479: Innovation Entrepreneurship

DO (Other Requirements):

  • Bus M 496R: Academic Internship
    OR
  • Off-Campus Internship (with early stage growth company and with prior approval)
    Enter one of the following: Business Model Competition, Mobile App Competition, SIOY, SEOY, NVC
    AND
  • Mentoring Session(s) with Founder

INCENTIVES:

  • Website recognition
  • Camp 4 SWAG
  • Priority I-Corps application approval
  • Signed certificate
  • Network event recognition (Startup Hub)

Level 3: Summit

LEARN (Required Classes):

  • Bus M 476: New Venture Launchpad (teacher approval for non-entrepreneurship majors)
    OR
  • Crocker Fellow Acceptance

DO (Other Requirements):

  • Summer Founders Launchpad (entrance based on placement in NVC Competition
    OR
  • Bus M 476: New Venture Launchpad
    OR
  • MBA 676: New Venture Launchpad

INCENTIVES:

  • Website recognition
  • Summit SWAG
  • Priority I-Corps application
  • Enhanced Mentoring and Networking assistance (legal, design work, coding, partnerships, funding)
  • Founders Banquet recognition
  • Signed certificate

Level 4: Sherpa Level

BECOME:

  • Mentor fellow students on their way to summit
  • More details to come

INCENTIVES:

  • Recognition on website
  • Recognition at Founders Banquet
  • Admittance to higher classes (upon approval)
  • Signed Certificate

Questions? Email rollinsscholar@byu.net