The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed with students in mind. We hope to foster an entrepreneurial spirit at the Claremont Colleges through creativity, initiative, collaboration and impact.

Generating Entrepreneurial Workshop

Join us for a highly interactive and innovative workshop where students will learn how to identify, refine and develop their startup ideas.  This is a “hands-on” workshop.

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Physical Space

CIE Room Signups

The CIE building is a space for student enrichment and collaboration and students can reserve a space for group work. The CIE is the perfect place for students to imagine and create their next venture!

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Research Opportunity

The CIE is pleased to announce an initiative to encourage student and faculty research in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, broadly defined to encompass multi-disciplinary perspectives.

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Startup Weekend at the Claremont Colleges

Take the first steps in launching your own startup.  Join us for Startup Weekend on October 17-19, 2014.

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The Vanguard Magazine

The CIE’s newest publication, The Vanguard has launched!  Check it out at:  Look out for a new issue in mid-October!

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Student Spotlight: Inspired Origami

Inspired Origami is dedicated to the unique idea that the ancient art of Origami can be revolutionized…

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Student Spotlight: SHARE / SHARE Scrubs

SHARE aims to bridge the gap in healthcare quality between developed and developing nations.

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How can I get involved?


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Connect with the CIE network! See who’s involved in entrepreneurship at the Claremont Colleges. Our community includes fellow student entrepreneurs, alumni, faculty, administrators and outside organizations.

Startups 101 Guide

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Thinking of launching your own startup? It’s time to stop thinking and start taking action. Click to access our Startups 101 Guide, complete with essential information and resources to send you in the right direction.


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Got questions? Visit our resources page to learn more about topics like founders agreements, patent processes, getting funded and more.

News & Events

CIE Research Analyst and Faculty Grant applications due

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Generating Entrepreneurial Ideas workshop with Molly Schmid

This experiential workshop will be led by Dr. Molly Schmid, the President of the Inland Empire Network of the Tech Coast Angels and a former faculty member at the Keck Graduate Institute and the Druck...

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Careers in Start Ups – A Panel Discussion

“Careers in Start Ups” – Learn from the Best: A Panel Discussion Please join us in Kravis 102 from 5-6:30 pm Friday, April 25th for dinner and discussion with a fabulous panel of alumni about ho...

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