Whether you want to start your own business, create a breakthrough niche in an industry, or bring entrepreneurial skills to your current or future workplace, Drake’s entrepreneurship centers will give you the knowledge, experience, and assistance you need to succeed.
The Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, established by William and Jean Buchanan, is focused on providing up-to-date and challenging academic opportunities for students. Center offerings include Drake’s major in entrepreneurial management and minor in entrepreneurship.
Drake's Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Outreach, made possible by a gift from John and Mary Pappajohn, serves as a hub for connecting students, alumni, and local businesspeople in a collaborative learning environment.
Drake’s location in Des Moines provides unlimited possibilities for you to gain experience and network with up-and-coming entrepreneurs in one of the nation’s best environments for startups. Just take a look at some of Des Moines’ latest accolades:
Through the two centers, entrepreneurship education offerings are found in every college and school at Drake. From Delta Rx in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and app development courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication to the music business concentration in the College of Arts and Sciences, entrepreneurial leadership is an important aspect of a Drake education.
Contact the Entrepreneurship Centers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drake Enactus, established in 2005, is a nonprofit organization that strives "To bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business." We have fun completing yearly projects that impact our community while following the Drake Enactus criterion: "Considering the relevant economic, social and environmental factors, which Enactus team most effectively empowered people in need by applying business and economic concepts and an entrepreneurial approach to improve their quality of life and standard of living?"