Our Purpose

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership helps UCF students succeed by empowering them with entrepreneurial mindsets and skillsets. Entrepreneurial leadership capabilities are essential to creating value, making a difference, and experiencing personal and professional fulfillment. Entrepreneurial leaders make things better by creating and leading innovative startups, corporate ventures, and government initiatives that enrich our lives, our economy, and our society.

Why we do it:

Entrepreneurial mindsets and skillsets are essential to solving tough problems, making an impact, and achieving success. Entrepreneurship is how we get better!

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Our belief is grounded in considering entrepreneurship as a method, analogous to the scientific method, that empowers our students to address uncertainty and change with creative solutions. Consistent with popular definitions of entrepreneurship, we teach students how to pursue opportunities that look beyond established job descriptions, practices, and accepted wisdom. These essential, modern capabilities allow our students and alumni to create value and thrive in a changing world.

We encourage ALL UCF STUDENTS to become entrepreneurial leaders who solve problems and make things better!

We empower our students with entrepreneurial mindsets and skill sets.

Learn how to do what you love, make an impact, and future-proof your career


Connect with our startup community and exciting opportunities.


Learn from expert faculty, coaches, and our network of entrepreneurial leaders.


 Create innovations and new ventures with free startup resources and tools.


Showcase your ideas, launch startups, do what you love, and make a difference.