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The UCF Entrepreneurs and Blackstone Launchpad on Wall Street

THE CEL IS MAKING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE UCF EXPERIENCE.

Why are we investing in developing entrepreneurial Knights? Entrepreneurial Leaders are creative, resourceful, persistent, self-starting problem-solvers who create value by contributing to innovative startups, corporate ventures, and government initiatives that enrich our lives, our economy, and our society. Simply put, they create our future.

WE ENCOURAGE ALL KNIGHTS TO START, LEAD & SUCCEED!


We believe all UCF students can benefit from taking steps to develop as entrepreneurial leaders. They face a professional future that may span over 50 years. Most will need to reinvent and reposition themselves occasionally, and perhaps radically, to pursue emerging opportunities and avoid obsolescence. Thinking of college as a means of getting a particular job is severely limiting. Alternatively, embracing the higher education experience as the beginning a journey – one that continually engages, challenges, and expands professional capabilities – prepares one to grow, change and meet the demands of subsequent adventures.

Students who invest in entrepreneurial leadership capabilities are well positioned to enjoy sought-after career outcomes such as:

  • Contributing to a meaningful purpose and making a difference
  • Doing work that they love -- pursuing a passion
  • Having opportunities to realize their own ideas
  • Being their own boss
  • Earning a good income

The CEL’s well-integrated and mutually-reinforcing initiatives can help UCF students get where they want to go. ALL initiatives are available to ALL UCF students from ALL academic disciplines and programs. We like to describe ourselves as “non-denominational” with respect to academic disciplines. We encourage students to join us for a class, advising session, meetup, workshop, competition, or other events to learn more about how entrepreneurial leadership skills can contribute to your future success.

We encourage you to learn more about our initiatives by reviewing the information on our website. You can also stay “in the know” by registering for our weekly newsletter or following us on social media from our homepage. What are you waiting for? It’s time to GET STARTED!