The College of Business Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship's mission is to facilitate the launch of the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and dynamic organizations through education, outreach and research. We serve all students and faculty from any discipline as well as the regional community. About the CIE

The Big Ideas Challenge is a venture competition open to University students to share their innovative business ideas. Learn More

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Due to the generous donation of space by Curt and Debbie Fisher, the CIE is located in 4000 square feet on the second floor of the Hubbard Building in downtown Mankato.

Start-up Support

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is dedicated to the launch and support of students’ big ideas through mentoring and training.


The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship offers consulting services to regional area organizations (for profit or non profit) that would like to work with an expert and a team of students to find innovative solutions to real world problems.

Events hosted by the CIE

Join us for events focused on entrepreneurship, social media for business, and design thinking.