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The Avista Center for Entrepreneurship
The purpose of the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship is to provide specialized
services to dedicated people like you. We combine academic knowledge with real
life experiences and insights of business leaders.
Entrepreneurs develop a stronger community and foster a greater sense of morale
within their community. When you understand the goals of your business and see
how your hard work and dedication help to achieve those goals, you will be on your
way to achieving success.
The key to success is utilizing your education and experience to benefit yourself and
those around you. Let the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship assist you in
implementing all your potential. At the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship, you learn
the entrepreneurial skills needed to take your business idea to the next level.
You can help your business succeed by networking in the community and at special
events held by the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship Center.
Grant to Help Entrepreneur Students:
Journal of Business; Featured Article
The Herbert B. Jones Foundation has awarded a grant totaling $146,000 to Gonzaga University and Spokane Community College
to support collaboration this fall between their respective entrepreneur programs.
The grant provides $93,000 to the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Gonzaga and $53,000 to the Avista Center for
Entrepreneurship at SCC, home to the college’s integrated business and entrepreneurship (IBE) program.
Starting in October, a select number of students enrolled in the SCC program will bring their entrepreneurial ideas to Gonzaga’s
New Venture Lab, a consulting service for startup businesses run by students as part of the Hogan program. The SCC students then
will work with GU students in preparing business plans, marketing strategies, and other activities.
SCC students’ plans will be chosen on the basis of sophistication, identification of “deliverables,”