What is the Entrepreneurial Experiential Summit Series?

“This is ESU’s first-ever series, designed for students to accelerate building the skills, know-how and initial network to bring their business ideas to life.”

What is ESU’s Economic Development and Entrepreneurship?

The Center accelerates the practice of student entrepreneurship by providing ESU’s emerging student entrepreneurs with access to events, workshops, mentoring and competitions that enable them to learn, test and refine their skills.

The Warrior Launchpad is the premier membership-based program of our entrepreneurial environment and is designed to help students launch and grow their companies. Members get opportunities to work collaboratively with the regional and international business and entrepreneurial communities through learning experiences that will support them along their unique journeys to success.

What is the Appalachian Regional Commission?

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development partnership entity of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 423 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia.

ARC invests in Appalachia’s economic future by providing grants, publishing research, and sponsoring learning experiences – all to help the Region’s communities seize their opportunities, address economic disparity and advance prosperity.