The entrepreneurship program caps off with E3 Expo. Held every spring, E3 Expo is an annual pitch competition event at Emerson College, celebrating creativity in business. Students showcase their ventures and compete for monetary awards and donated services to help launch their business. 

From Ideas to Market

Throughout the year, the Entrepreneurial Studies minor guides the students to formulate their own ideas, build around them and then figure out the strategy necessary to bring them to market over the course of two semesters. The program culminates with an annual capstone event called E3 Expo that highlights the comprehensive work students complete during the program and the chance to get a business off the ground by competing for start-up funds.

Successful Businesses

More than 150 businesses have been designed through Emerson’s Entrepreneurial Studies Program since its founding eight years ago, which has about a 30 percent success rate. According to the Princeton Review, this rate is 25 percent higher than the majority of similar programs at colleges nationwide. Success stories that have emerged from the Entrepreneurship program include Temple Twist, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, and Evy Tea to name a few.

Virtual E3 Expo 2020 Highlights video

Disrupting the Disruptors or so might think if you don't know the creative and resilient force of Emerson's Entrepreneurs. The 2020 cohort of Emerson student entrepreneurs were pushed online by the pandemic in March, completing business plans and 5-minute pitches for the annual E3 Expo and Pitch Competition transformed into a Virtual competition. Pivoting in some of their ventures, E3 students showed the grit and fortitude to overcome challenges that make many entrepreneurs shudder. Watch the competition highlights video here and read more here about how they met the challenge.