College of Business


Stahl Center Initiatives

Business Plan Competition
This University wide competition is open to all students, graduates and undergraduates and held in the 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 First and Second place winners are selected by a panel of judges. The Student Choice award is selected by the event attendees.

Academic Elements

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.