The Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship, known as E3, is a yearlong immersive program in the study of entrepreneurship teaching students how to build and launch a new business venture. Throughout their year in the program, students will test for market sustainability, craft business plans, present a business pitch, and engage with mentors.

  • 150

    Number of businesses designed through the program since 2011

  • 30%

    Our program's success rate—25 percent higher than the majority of nationwide college programs

  • 20

    Number of credits required to complete the Entrepreneurial Studies minor

Students learn what it means to be an entrepreneur in a journey from the classroom into the world of entrepreneurship to understand the role of the entrepreneur in a for-profit venture, a non-profit organization, or as a social entrepreneur or an intrapreneur bringing innovation to a large corporate environment. Students in the Entrepreneurial Studies program develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, craft business plans, calculate startup costs, develop pitch presentations and engage partners and resources for their ventures.

From an Idea to a Launch: E3 Expo

About E3 Expo

The entrepreneurship program caps off with E3 Expo. Held every spring, E3 Expo is an annual pitch competition event at Emerson College, celebrating creativity in business. Students showcase their ventures and compete for monetary awards and donated services to help launch their business.

Previous E3 Expo Winners

Whether they focus on news coverage, art, or the environment, participants in E3 Expo explore a wide range of consumer demands. Winning presenters receive prizes and scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.

The Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship

Each fall since 2005, a new group of Emerson students has begun the two semester Entrepreneurial Studies minor. Two questions define their shared experience. But the answers are their own, just like their paths ahead...