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Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

Mission and Vision of Center

The PennWest Clarion Entrepreneurial Leadership Center strives  to instill and promote a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking across the university community. The vision is to create a sustainable enterprise embedded in the PennWest Clarion community that promotes and supports innovation, entrepreneurial activity, entrepreneurial approaches to problem solving, and provides a value-added contribution to the economic development of this region.


Formal and Informal Training

Encourage innovation and entrepreneurship through curriculum and training options that assist in preparing students, staff and faculty across disciplines. Emphasis will be placed on formal and informal training to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for entrepreneurial leadership and enterprise development.

Resource Knowledge Base

Heighten the awareness and application of entrepreneurial principles and practices across the university community. Emphasis here will be placed on providing students, faculty and staff with:

  • Organized Resources
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • Engagement Opportunities
  • Access to Interactions with Successful Entrepreneurial Alumni

Interactive Learning Opportunities

Provide students with the resources necessary to move an idea to enterprise development. Emphasis here will be placed on:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Student Incubator Opportunities
Last Updated 8/22/22