Entrepreneurship at BW

BW's Spirt of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Since its founding in 1845, the entrepreneurial mindset has been a hallmark of Baldwin Wallace University (BW). BW’s spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship can be traced back to BW’s visionary founder, John Baldwin. As a successful stone quarry owner and one of Berea’s first and best-known entrepreneurs, Baldwin’s vision has endured two additional centuries, creating a school committed to education regardless of race, gender, creed or ability to pay. Baldwin’s legacy remains because of individuals and organizations who value the importance of entrepreneurial thinking.

Infusing Entrepreneurship Across Campus

At BW, entrepreneurship is recognized as a way for students to convert passion for their majors into opportunities by building an entrepreneurial mindset. BW’s programs and academic opportunities evolve from the belief that thinking and acting like an entrepreneur can help anyone navigate today’s challenging world, regardless of career path. Finding or creating opportunities, taking action to keep moving forward, and demonstrating resilience while learning from failure are a few of the behaviors successful entrepreneurs practice that prepare students for success.


Burton D. Morgan Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies - Dr. Lori Long

Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Entrepreneurship Curriculum