K and K Dooyema Center for Entreprenuership and Innovation

The K and K Dooyema Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will provide students and alumni with best business practices and guidance rooted in a reformed Christian context, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship and innovation in non-profit, for-profit, and family business organizations. The center will seek to equip students, alumni and the broader community for Christ-centered renewal through unique leadership and entrepreneurial thinking and practices.

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OBJECTIVES

  • To provide students with opportunities to gain internship experiences and engage in mentorships.
  • To enable students to engage in consulting projects with regional, national, and international businesses and organizations.
  • Facilitate business and/or farm succession planning

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Students have the opportunity to expand their entrepreneurial knowledge in several ways:

  • Entrepreneurship minor, for non-business majors
  • Entrepreneurship emphasis, for business majors
  • Entrepreneurship interest

Learn more about two students who are studying entrepreneurship in support of starting their own small business.

PROJECT ELEVATE

If you or your business is interested in partnering with the Dooyema Center, please apply at the link below.

Application

INITIATE

STARTING...
  • A new business or organization
  • For profit, for benefit, or non-profit
  • Value Proposition
  • Bring Kingdom value
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
  • Research viability of an idea
  • Develop a business plan
  • Explore financial needs and options
  • Assist with initial marketing ideas
  • Align with existing 3rd party resources

INNOVATE

IMPROVING...
  • A business or organization
  • Identifying & solving a problem
  • Identifying potential areas of opportunity
  • Increase Kingdom effectiveness
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
  • Marketing Support
  • Human Resources Support/Evaluation
  • Financial Analysis Data Analysis
  • Align with existing 3rd party resources

CULMINATE

TRANSITIONING...
  • Exit or transition a business or organization
  • Succession planning to enable current leaders to transition to new leaders
  • God-honoring, sustainable and healthy transitions
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
  • Transition to other family members
  • Sell or transition to new owners
  • Close a business or organization
  • Align with existing 3rd party resources

The Center's Inaugural Speaker