Making entrepreneurship
an essential part of the UCF experience.

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The UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership wants to make entrepreneurship an essential part of the UCF experience. Why? Because entrepreneurial leadership skills are essential to creating value, making a difference, and experiencing fulfillment in ALL professional pursuits. The entrepreneurial problem-solving competencies we teach empower UCF graduates to lead innovative startups, corporate ventures, and government initiatives that enrich our lives, our economy, and our society. Our mission is to develop entrepreneurial leaders who will create our future.


The competencies we teach are highly sought after by employers, and provide a foundation for continued personal development needed to grow, change and meet the demands of future professional challenges. No one knows what the future holds, but we are confident that you will enjoy meaningful and fulfilling professional experiences when you serve as an entrepreneurial leader. Join us today and GET STARTED.

What We Do

As our measures show, we engage thousands of students each year in some type of entrepreneurial experience. It may be dipping their toe into the Starter Riot Entrepreneurship Expo or a Starter Meetup, or wading into a class, or diving into startup advising at the Blackstone LaunchPad or UpStarts Accelerator.

The CEL’s well-integrated and mutually-reinforcing initiatives can help UCF students get where they want to go. UCF student starters regularly earn awards and investments, and many launch viable initatives in corporation, non-profits, and government initiatives. ALL initiatives are available to ALL UCF students from ALL academic disciplines and programs.

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Upcoming Events

Applications open for UCF scholarship competition focused on socially conscious business development

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2017) – Applications are open until Nov. 5 for the Social Venture Competition. The competition, hosted by the UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), challenges students to pitch business ideas that serve a higher social purpose....

Leading UCF student entrepreneurs to participate in selective startup training camp Oct. 17-18

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2017) - UCF students David Nash and Joe Sleppy will attend the Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars Training Camp Oct. 17-18 in New York. There they’ll gain access to a globally recognized network and participate in workshops to help them grow as...

Talon Simulations Becomes Official Partner of HTC and Atomic Motion Systems

Retrieved from Talon Simulations has been the distributor of UK based Atomic Motion Systems’ products in North and South America since October 2015, however, we have now entered into an agreement to begin the manufacturing of Atomic’s flagship A3 simulator in the US....

Announcing: UCF Starters Transition Program to Canvs

Program Premise UCF’s UpStarts Accelerator and Blackstone LaunchPad (programs of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership) recognize that graduating student startups need transitional community support so that their ventures can continue to grow post-graduation....



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