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)

  • ENT 381 or 382 (formerly BUS M 371R): Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
  • ENT 101 (BUS M 170): Intro to Entrepreneurship OR ENT 301 (BUS M 372): Basic Entrepreneurship Skills OR ENT 401 (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)

  • TECH 312/ENT 312 (BUS M 312): Innovation Bootcamp OR TECH 313/ ENT 313 (BUS M 313): Startup Bootcamp 
  • Pick TWO classes: Including the following:
    • ENT 412 (BUS M 277): Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship
    • CS 405: Creating and Managing a Software Business
    • MFG 479: Innovation Entrepreneurship

DO (Other Requirements)

  • MSB 496R (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)

  • ENT 434R (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 ENT 434R (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