WPI has been educating innovators and entrepreneurs since our founding by innovators and entrepreneurs in 1865.  Many related programs are coordinated by the Foisie Business School, but these are university themes and our collaborative culture and interdisciplinary approach take center stage. 

Along with our award-winning project-based undergraduate education model, WPI invests in programs and initiatives to help our students find new ways to create value.  Entrepreneurial mindset learning aligns perfectly with the WPI Plan and how we leverage students' strengths, passions, and interests, empowering them to create solutions that will make a lasting impact.

Professional and leadership development for faculty is also part of our commitment to creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem on the WPI campus.  And WPI alumni and friends are active in mentoring and raising funds for new ventures. 

I'm very honored and excited... There is tremendous talent and innovation on campus.
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Yael Schwartz

New ways for new ideas

Glenn Gaudette, professor of biomedical engineering at WPI, presented at a TEDx event sponsored by WPI’s Residence Hall Council and Omicron Delta Kappa. Gaudette, the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) 2015 faculty member of the year, is leading initiatives to assure WPI’s engineering students learn to think like entrepreneurs.

Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship: Glenn Gaudette at TEDxWPI

Interested in a competitions coordinated by WPI's Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), such as the Aram Kalenian Award or Strage Innovation Prize? Need help preparing for open national and international competitions? Visit the CEI site to learn more and apply.