Startup Factory

What is the Startup Factory?

The Startup Factory is a series of Fall workshops that teach and promote an entrepreneurial mindset, laying the groundwork for your future success. Give the CFE team one hour for 10 weeks, and we will change the way you engage with the world. You will have a permanent competitive advantage in everything that comes next. 


You study hard.
You stay involved on campus.
You build a strong resume.
Is that the secret to success?

If so, what sets you apart from the other hard-working, involved students with a strong resume?


Your mindset is the lens that you use to interpret the world around you. An entrepreneurial mindset enables you to recognize opportunities, think like an innovator, see the world from multiple perspectives, and get things done. An entrepreneurial mindset helps you build insight and achieve results. The Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) offers the Startup Factory because we know that an entrepreneurial mindset matters. 


Intro to the CFE

Tuesday, September 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The CFE instills an entrepreneurial mindset and provides mentorship to help you achieve your own compelling goals.

What does that mean, and what do we do?


Tuesday, September 12, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where do good business ideas come from and what problems are you uniquely positioned to solve? 

Let’s find out.


Tuesday, September 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Your life is the sum of all your choices.  

Choose wisely.


Tuesday, September 26, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

You say problem. I say opportunity.

Observe, evaluate, experiment, adapt.


Tuesday, October 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

There are no biological incentives to do nothing. Put your ideas into action.

Go ahead.  Do it.





Tuesday, October 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

What problems do you want to solve, and what knowledge do you need to solve them? 

Let’s go get it.


Tuesday, October 31, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Necessity is the mother of invention. Learn to leverage existing resources to achieve your goals.


Tuesday, November 7, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

80% of success is showing up. Build a reputation as someone others can count on.

Do what you say you will do.


Tuesday, November 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Learn the power of a network for guidance and support.

Give a little. Get a little.

Over and over again.


Tuesday, November 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Determination is the fundamental difference between success and failure. Pivot, adjust, adapt, but never give up. 

The end.



The Center for Entrepreneurship. We are located at 2018 Peacock Hall. 


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