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. 

From Ideas to Market

Throughout the year, the Entrepreneurial Studies minor guides the students to formulate their own ideas, build around them and then figure out the strategy necessary to bring them to market over the course of two semesters. The program culminates with an annual capstone event called E3 Expo that highlights the comprehensive work students complete during the program and the chance to get a business off the ground by competing for start-up funds.

Successful Businesses

More than 150 businesses have been designed through Emerson’s Entrepreneurial Studies Program (E3) which has about a 30 percent success rate. According to the Princeton Review, this rate is 25 percent higher than the majority of similar programs at colleges nationwide. Success stories that have emerged from the Entrepreneurship program include Evy Tea, Entertainment for Change, A Lot Media, and By Benavente to name a few.

Virtual E3 Expo 2021 Highlights video

In a true test of fortitude and resilience, Emerson entrepreneurs spent the last year during the pandemic, pursuing their passions and dreams to start their own business. This is what happens in the E3 Program. The cohort of students, under the leadership of E3 Program Director Lu Ann Reeb, overcame challenges that can make some entrepreneurs shudder. These students built sustainable business ventures during fall 2020 and spring 2021 leading up to the E3 Annual E3 Expo/Pitch Competition, competing for cash awards to help launch their businesses. Words like tenacious, creative and inspiring come to mind.