Alumni & Friends Societies
Business Society

Entrepreneurship Program

Saint Ignatius College Prep will offer students an authentic entrepreneurship experience. The students ideate, develop, and iterate their own product or service startup in an attempt to gain investment funds in a final shark-tank style pitch event. Real entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches (20) and mentors (10) guiding student teams through the processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses, adapting, and continually learning and improving. This cycle of experimentation is combined with foundational business content such as marketing and finance. The businesses students build are real - they are not business cases or simulated experiences - which means students experience mistakes, take risks, and learn to pivot based on market needs.


Wolves Den Student Pitch Competition

The Wolves Den - 04.25.22
Students from the Ignatian Entrepreneurship class, led by Chris Zuber, presented their business ideas, marketing plans and financial models to members of the Business Society, the students' mentors and the Saint Ignatius Community. We want to thank the panel of judges: Johnny Duda '95, Tom Egan '79, Jay Harris '91, Dr. Mahwish Hassan, Paul McHugh, Karin Mueller-Paris, Jeff Richert, Heather Santillan and Jim Steuer for encouraging the students and asking challenging questions about their business plans. Please CLICK HERE to learn more about each business idea and the students who created them.

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