The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship develops entrepreneurial leaders from diverse backgrounds and disciplines by providing interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular programming to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Through the Center, members of the Trinity community engage with entrepreneurs, service providers, and investors to contribute to the innovation ecosystem.
of Trinity students from 44 majors participate in entrepreneurship
of companies launched by Tigers (5 per year on average) are still active today
on the Forbes “Most Entrepreneurial Colleges” list
of direct cash support to student startups every year
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND BELONGING
Diverse teams develop more informed, thoughtful, and innovative solutions.
Diverse teams generate more ideas than homogeneous ones, increasing their chance of a breakthrough. They use a broader lens when solving problems and do a better job considering multiple stakeholder perspectives. Inclusive diverse teams are more mindful of their own biases and more willing to consider multiple perspectives. They also bring a vast array of insight, experience, skills, and knowledge to tackle complex problems.
Our Center is committed to assisting students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to seek innovative ways to solve real-world problems. We are here to support all changemakers, founders, and innovators.
We teach, inspire, empower, and enable historically underrepresented, underestimated, and underresourced students, faculty, and alumni in innovation and entrepreneurship—specifically those who identify as Black, Latinx, and Indigenous; women of all backgrounds; LGBTQ; first-generation; and individuals from low-income backgrounds.
In broadening the startup and innovation ecosystem by making it more authentically diverse, equitable and inclusive, Trinity is a leader in developing outstanding diverse entrepreneurial talent.
Our entrepreneurs tell our story.
SUPPORTED BY OUR COMMUNITY
Sponsors and Partners
The Trinity University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship works closely with sponsors, partners, and donors to build and expand student, faculty, staff, and alumni opportunities for collaboration and innovation. The Center establishes and manages long-term, fruitful partnerships across industries and disciplines with those who value innovation, entrepreneurship, and building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
INVESTED IN INNOVATION
In addition, the Center holds active membership in state and local business and community organizations, including:
Texas University Network For Innovation And Entrepreneurship
San Antonio Collegiate Entrepreneurship Educator Roundtable
Entrepreneurial Support Organizations Leaders of San Antonio
The Mentoring Organization Roundtable-San Antonio
Meet the Team
Trinity University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is staffed by:
- 5 full-time staff
- 5+ instructors who are industry professionals