The Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, otherwise known as the ACE, is located at Florida Atlantic University. The program seeks to bring students, faculty and the community together to encourage the movement of entrepreneurship, to fuel innovation, and create new opportunities that fit in well with the ever-changing global marketplace.
Programs for Varying Levels of Experience
The FAU entrepreneurship program offers several opportunities for students of varying ages.
Several pre-college programs are offered, explicitly for high school students interested in pursuing entrepreneurship in their higher education. An undergraduate degree is offered in management, leadership and entrepreneurship; in addition to this, entrepreneurship specializations are offered for the Flexible MBA and Professional MBA.
An Executive Forum Lecture Series is also provided, which features c-level executives and business leaders. Finally, a Business Plan Certificate Program is offered for both students and local entrepreneurs.
Annual Business Plan Competition
The school also offers a Business Plan Competition, an annual event that provides an opportunity for FAU students, FAU alumni, local high school students and members of the business community to test their business plans and ideas. The event also allows all attendees to network with a series of featured with venture capitalists, angel investors and successful business leaders; and compete for more than one hundred and twenty five thousand dollars in cash and prizes.
Connecting Students and Local Entrepreneurs
FAU’s entrepreneurship program also offers several opportunities for students and local entrepreneurs to interact and learn from each other. A mentorship program is offered. In addition, Project LEAD allows local businesses to receive help and insight on their organization’s needs from students at the College of Business; as a result, the students are also able to gain extensive practice experience in return.