Upcoming Events 

Our next Spark Speaker Series will be Thursday, March 25th at noon with Paul Swegle. His presentation is entitled "Building a Company on a Solid Foundation" and will discuss business law for entrepreneurs. This will be followed by a speed networking session with participants. Register here

The Spark Speaker Series welcomes an entrepreneur each month to share their story with the Memphis community. It seeks to inspire a mindset of innovation and entrepreneurship in all attendees, at every level and to connect students and faculty with alumni and the entrepreneurial community.

Our Purpose

Welcome to the Crews Center for Entrepreneurship! The Crews Center exists to inspire, educate, develop, and support both aspiring and active student entrepreneurs.


We provide a variety of direct programming and resource offerings to students to help them learn more about entrepreneurship as a potential career path, discover ideas and innovations, develop those innovations into ventures, and offer ongoing help, support, resources, and mentoring for existing small business and/or scaling startup ventures.


We offer help and support to faculty that are looking to:

  • Inject entrepreneurial content into existing courses (e.g. adding an entrepreneurship module)
  • Improve/modernize existing entrepreneurial content in existing courses
  • Create new entrepreneurship-related courses


Outside the university, we engage directly with community partners to support a continuity-focused pipeline of youth entrepreneurship education and experiences, and we actively seek both mentors and philanthropists to help us achieve meaningful economic and workforce development impact based on our interventions and student experiences.

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