Entrepreneurial Institute

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Mission Statement: The Springfield Technical College Entrepreneurial Institute serves as an integral part of STCC's School of Business by reaching into the community to increase the stream of new entrepreneurs who can grow and develop new companies. The Institute provides entrepreneurship education and support for student entrepreneurs who seek business start-up or growth knowledge and information.

About the Entrepreneurial Institute

The Entrepreneurial Institute operates within the School of Business and Information Technologies at STCC.

The Entrepreneurial Institute focuses on various aspects of entrepreneurship education, ranging from a two- year associate degree to high school entrepreneurship program collaborations and student business incubation.

The Entrepreneurial Institute coordinates the YES! (Young Entrepreneurial Scholars) program for high schools throughout the region and has historically offered student business incubation both virtually and on campus.

As a community college based center for entrepreneurship education, the Entrepreneurial Institute serves as a force in the development and delivery of entrepreneurship education across the spectrum of present and future entrepreneurs. Since its inception in 1996, thousands of students have participated in the Entrepreneurial Institute's programs and initiatives.

History of the Entrepreneurial Institute at STCC

The Entrepreneurial Institute at STCC was started in 1996 to meet the growing demand for entrepreneurial education.

Dr. Stephen Spinelli, Jr., co-founder of Jiffy Lube International and former executive director for the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College, served as a consultant in STCC's entrepreneurial programs at the Institute's inception. He stressed the importance of providing support and assistance to enterprising entrepreneurs. Only 18% of new small businesses succeed. Those aren't good odds. We should help the other 82% who need knowledge and guidance to make it as a successful entrepreneur.

The Entrepreneurial Institute has a rich history of building student entrepreneurship since its start and is a testament to the importance of entrepreneurship education at all ages and educational levels.

To Learn More Contact:

Diane Sabato
Professor, Business Administration
Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square, Ste. 1
P.O. Box 9000
Springfield, MA 01102-9000