Two decades of entrepreneurship at Trinity University.
Two Decades of Entrepreneurship
For more than twenty years, Trinity Tigers have forged entrepreneurial trails

The first entrepreneurship course is offered at Trinity, BUSN-3355 “Entrepreneurship and Venture Planning.” The course was taught by William Freed and Steve Dutton ’82’88. It is currently taught by Jacob Gray ’90.


Entrepreneurship is officially offered as a minor for Trinity students for the 2007-08 academic year. Students from any major are encouraged to add entrepreneurship as a minor.

E-Hall, a first-year living-learning community residence hall, is established. The hall is limited to 16 students and is tied into a first-year seminar course on entrepreneurship. Additionally, the Entrepreneurship Club becomes a registered student organization

TUNE, the Trinity University Network of Entrepreneurs, is formed to connect student entrepreneurs with alumni and business mentors.


Luz Cristal Glangchi joins Trinity to lead the creation of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Glangchi develops a strategic plan for the Center and establishes collaborative partnerships between the campus, the community, and business leaders in San Antonio to increase cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship educational programs

Trinity participates in San Antonio’s first 3 Day Startup (3DS) program in collaboration with Rackspace, Geekdom, TechStars, and Trinity alumnus David Morris ’86. 3DS encourages participation in active, hands-on education, and introduces students to a global startup ecosystem


E-Hall expands to include any Trinity first-year who is interested in being a part of the entrepreneurship program, regardless of major or minor.


The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship relocates to the new Center for the Sciences and Innovation, fully equipped with collaborative spaces and offices for student businesses housed on campus.

Trinity hosts its first entrepreneur-in-residence, Chris Warren ’78. Warren helped shape the entrepreneur-in-residence program to include teaching entrepreneurship courses, raising funds for the program, and mentoring more than 70 students.


Mark Hill ’77 comes back to Trinity as the second entrepreneur-in-residence. Hill is both a mentor and alumni ambassador, representing Trinity at San Antonio startup hubs such as Geekdom, Tech Bloc, and Café Commerce.

The inaugural Stumberg New Venture Competition is held with a grand prize of $25,000 for the winning startup. The Stumberg Competition, honoring the legacy of the late San Antonio businessman and civic leader Louis H. Stumberg, is designed to inspire innovation and prepare student entrepreneurs for real-world experiences.

Trinity University is ranked No. 8 for best entrepreneurial colleges in America by Forbes. The ranking, which was determined by looking at the percentage of graduates who have CEO or founder in their job descriptions, touts the liberal arts setting as being well suited for the startup world.


Michelle Mudge-Riley ’99 returns to Trinity as the third entrepreneur-in-residence. With a background in medicine and nutrition, Mudge-Riley’s expertise includes offering mentorship to healthcare-minded entrepreneurs.

Trinity, along with Geekdom and the 80/20 Foundation, launches Students + Startups to connect undergraduate interns with local San Antonio startups, matching companies directly with students looking for work with startups. 

Trinity aims to graduate its first entrepreneurship majors, who have each developed they own course of study through Trinity’s interdisciplinary second major program.

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