SDSU wins national award for entrepreneurship program
The University has helped more than 100 student-created businesses get off the ground
THE COLLEGE AREA- The faculty at SDSU are being honored for helping student entrepreneurs break into the business world. The united States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship named the University the national model undergraduate program for 2017.
Since 2008 the University’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center has helped create more than 100 businesses that have created revenue. A couple of those companies started selling their products on campus. One of the more well known student- created companies is Shake Smart. Another student created Pura Vita; a bracelet company located in La Jolla.
Roughly 2,500 SDSU students are enrolled in some sort of entrepreneurship class. Students can start during their freshman year and continue to take classes through the graduate program. Students can minor in the program, but they don’t have to.
Engineering majors Jake Solomon and Jack Doheny co-founded Bold Brew Coffee. They sell individual cups of coffee as well as growlers and t-shirts every Friday morning in the Aztec Student Union. Their goal is to sell bottled, cold press coffee in local stores.