Rollins Entrepreneurship & Innovation Scholar

Students of any major can dive into entrepreneurship at BYU. Becoming a scholar helps students think creatively, develop skills for a lifetime, and expand their innovative abilities.

The scholar program may be likened to scaling tall peaks. Mount Everest reaches Earth’s highest point at 29,035 feet (8,850 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—some have failed and some have succeeded. Growing and developing an idea or business can sometimes feel like climbing Mount Everest; the Rollins Center helps students build their tool kits to reach the summit.

There are four levels in a student’s climb:

LEARN (Required Classes)

  • BUS M 371R: Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
  • 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)

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

INCENTIVES

  • Website recognition
  • Base camp swag
  • Signed certificate

LEARN (Required Classes)

  • Innovation Bootcamp: TECH 312/BUS M 312 OR Startup Bootcamp: TECH 313/BUS M 313
  • 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, or NVC
  • Mentoring session(s) with a Founder

INCENTIVES

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

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

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