Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Center

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Mission Statement

West Valley’s Entrepreneurship Center seeks to enhance and enrich entrepreneurship education and opportunities across the college. The Center works collaboratively with faculty, administrative colleagues, students, and business leaders to develop programs designed to educate, inspire, and support students in becoming impactful and resilient entrepreneurs.

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The E-Center works with the Democracy Institute. Come visit Professors Kea and Gutierrez in the E-Center to learn more.

Day Time
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Nichola and Janis Bitmoji

How to Market Patent Your Ideas
Workshop | How to Patent Your Idea

Wednesday, October 11 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the E-Center (Che 126)

Find out how to protect your ideas and inventions!

The E-Center welcomes Brent Fairbanks, a patent examiner with the US Trademark and Patent Office.

All students welcome. Free to attend.

Join us for the final workshop in the How to Series with "How to Write a Business Plan" on Monday, November 6 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business and usually involves; forming the idea for the business, securing funding, and running the ongoing operations of the new organization.

It is a space on campus where students can gather with like-minded students to network, hear from industry guest speakers, and connect with mentors.

The E-Center is here to help students with their entrepreneurial pursuits and it strives to help students in becoming impactful and resilient entrepreneurs through thought-provoking curricula, inspiring speakers, and supportive mentors.

required. Simply join for any events that are of interest to you. Please check our website or Instagram to see if an advance reservation is needed for specific events. However, if you do participate in at least five events in one semester, you will earn a certificate and a free gift.

Check us out on:

  • Web | westvalley.edu/e-center
  • Instagram | @west_valley_e_center
  • Dream It! Make It! Workshop Series (featuring local business owner guest speakers)
  • Cohort entrepreneurship program finishing with summer internships
  • Business plan competitions
  • Field trips
  • Student mixers

Download E-Center FAQ flyer.

Last Updated 10/2/23