Lowell Stahl Center For Entrepreneurship & Real Estate

Stahl Center Initiatives

Business Plan Competition
This University wide competition is open to all students, graduates and undergraduates and held in the Fall and Spring term. Students formulate an idea, develop a business plan, and pitch their idea to a panel of judges. The winner(s) of the competition earn $5,000 to be used towards their business venture.

Elevator Pitch Competition
A University wide competition open to all Lewis University students who have a new business idea or product. Before committing to writing a business plan, students can pitch their idea or concept to other students, alumni, faculty and staff and receive immediate feedback. The competition winners are selected by the participants who attend the event. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three ideas.

Launch Week (September 22nd—25th)
We’ve moved!! The Lowell Stahl Center has moved to St. Charles Borromeo Center: Room SB- 132A on the Romeoville Campus. Please join us for a week of kick off events featuring several Young Entrepreneurs!!

Entrepreneurship Week (November 17-21):
Lewis Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week) is an engaging collection of events focused on all things entrepreneurial within the Lewis U community. E-Week provides Lewis students, alumni, faculty, and staff the opportunity to network and explore activities around entrepreneurship and business startups. All E-Week events are free, and members of the public may attend.

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)
is the premier global entrepreneurship network serving more than 20,000 students through 400 chapters at colleges and universities. The Lewis chapter of CEO is a student-led organization that fosters interest in the field of entrepreneurship. Its focus is to inspire, connect, and support students to succeed as entrepreneurs. CEO offers mentoring relationships, activities for entrepreneurship development, and experiential learning through competitions.

Academic Elements

Entrepreneurship Certificate:
A five credit undergraduate certificate may be earned in Entrepreneurship. Graduate students and alumni are welcome to enroll. Course topics include: Skills & Strategies, Negotiations, Business Ownership, Finance and Creating a Business Plan.

Entrepreneurship Minor:
This minor is designed to be an interdisciplinary program allowing students in any major to learn the process of entrepreneurship. The Minor is founded on the understanding that there is a common process for the realization of new ventures, and provides students with the background to undertake entrepreneurial activity in whatever realm they wish to inhabit. The minor includes an Intro to Entrepreneurship course and Venture Creation course as well as a host of electives.

The Stahl Center of Entrepreneurship and Real Estate is located in St. Charles Borromeo Center, SB-132A on the Romeoville Campus. Contact: Kristin Nance, Director, nancekr@lewisu.edu, Phone: (815) 836-5092.

2015 Spring Entrepreneurship Events


Stahl Center/ CEO Club Monopoly Tournament
Event Date: Wed. February 25th
Time: 2:00pm – 4PM
Location: D'Arcy Great Room

Letters of Intent: Business Plan Competition & Elevator Pitch Competition
Wed. February 25th
Via email: Kristin Nance nancekr@lewisu.edu


Mentor Session: Elevator Pitch & Business Plans
Wed., March 4th
Time: All Day 
Location: St. Charles Borromeo Center, Room 132

Stahl Center/CEO networking event
Event Date: Wed. March 18th
Event Start Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: St. Charles Building, Student Lounge

Elevator Pitch Poster Competition .PPT files due
Friday, March 20th
Via email, Kristin Nance nancekr@lewisu.edu

Elevator Pitch & Poster Competition
(Cult & Civ Credits))
Date: Thurs., March 26, 2015
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: UDR
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Mentor Session: Business Plan Competition
Wednesday, April 1st
Time: All Day
Location: St. Charles Borromeo Center, Room 132A

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. & The Lowell Stahl Center of Entrepreneurship Present: The Business Showcase
(Cult & Civ Credits)
Date: Thursday, April 9th
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Location: Student Union

Stahl Center Business Plan Competition
(Cult & Civ Credits)
Date: Friday, April 24th
Time: 9:00AM – 1PM
Location:  D'Arcy Great Room

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