DWU’s Entrepreneurship Day will open ‘mall’ to public

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Dakota Wesleyan campus showing Allen Hall, the Corrigan Science Center and Sherman Center.

Dakota Wesleyan University is inviting the whole community to its Entrepreneurship Visit Day “mall,” where dozens of vendors will show off their latest startups.

The DWU admissions office is partnering with the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship to host its first ever Entrepreneurship Visit Day for prospective students on Tuesday, April 25, and as a bonus, they are exhibiting student businesses from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Sherman Center.

Currently, there are 35 booths scheduled with different products and services developed by DWU students in and out of class. Each business will have Square and be able to take credit and debit cards.

As well as being both a major and minor at DWU, entrepreneurial leadership is something that is integrated into the general curriculum at the university.

“The entrepreneurial mindset is one of innovation, problem-solving and self-management – these are qualities that make any future manager, employee or business owner better at what they do,” said Dr. Ryan Van Zee, executive director of the Kelley Center and associate professor of entrepreneurship at DWU. “We are really proud of our program and how much it has grown and the success of the students in it.”