Entrepreneurship Events

Upcoming Events

On campus

April 12 - WE Do! Women Entrepreneurs and Our Stories

This conference is designed to promote a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and development for all individuals and help them build their capacity to launch and grow their startups. This initiative will help women entrepreneurs and female students who desire to become entrepreneurs expand their networks while offering them inspiring role models and identifying important resources to help them achieve their entrepreneurial aspirations and goals.

Off campus

March 22 - Entrepreneurial Journeys "Under 30 Takeover" ft. Jack Hoskins, 5 p.m., HQ Greensboro
April 1 - ArtsRevolution Workshop, 9 a.m., Revolution Mill
April 1 - ArtsRevolution Festival, 4 p.m., Revolution Mill
April 19 - Entrepreneurial Journeys "Under 30 Takeover" ft. Keenan Smith, 5 p.m., HQ Greensboro


Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership is awarded to an entrepreneur who is a leader in his or her industry and who exemplifies the values of Elon University. These values include integrity, innovation and creativity, passion for lifelong learning, and a commitment to building a dynamic community.

The medal design captures the essence of the award. The flame represents the spark of creativity, the first requirement for an entrepreneurial venture. The open space represents the opportunity for creativity to flourish. Leadership brings creativity and opportunity together for a successful venture.

Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership Recipients

2009 - Dr. Jim Goodnight, CEO and founder, SAS
2010 - Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., CEO and managing partner, Vesalius Ventures, Inc.
2012 - Dr. Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, founder of the Grameen Bank, and chairman of the Yunus Centre
2013 - Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, founder and CEO, Pace Communications, and chairman of the board, American Red Cross
2014 - Dr. Patrick Awuah, Jr., founder and president, Ashesi University
2015 - Dr. Guy Harvey, wildlife artist and conservationist
2016 - Mr. Alexander Julian, fashion and furniture designer
2017 - Mr. Louis DeJoy, president, LDJ Global Strategies, LLC


C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture Series

The C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture Series, named for Elon University trustee C. Ashton Newhall '98, brings successful entrepreneurs to campus to share their knowledge and experience managing the risks and rewards of entrepreneurial endeavors.


Event Recaps

Spring 2017: Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Louis DeJoy
Fall 2016: Elon Innovation Challenge
Fall 2016: C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture - Christian Ward
Spring 2016: Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Alexander Julian
Fall 2015: Triple Impact Challenge
Spring 2015: Triple Impact Challenge
Spring 2015: Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Guy Harvey
Fall 2014: C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture - Paul Saginaw
Fall 2014: Triple Impact Challenge
Fall 2014: Triad Startup Weekend
Spring 2014: Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Patrick G. Awuah Jr.
Spring 2014: Triple Impact Challenge
Fall 2013: Triple Impact Challenge
Spring 2013: Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Spring 2012: Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Muhummad Yunus
Spring 2012: C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture - Brent Gilmore '10, Katie Pietrowski '10
Spring 2011: C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture - Raj Ananthanpillai
Fall 2009: C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture - Dave Rendall
Spring 2009: Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Jim Goodnight