Nov. 14, 2022


Marquette College 707 Hub acknowledged for excellent scholar engagement and management by the World Consortium of Entrepreneurship FacilitiesMILWAUKEE — Marquette College’s 707 Hub, a collaboration and innovation area supplied by means of the Workplace of Analysis and Innovation, obtained the 2022 award for Excellent Pupil Engagement and Management at a college with greater than 5,000 college students from the World Consortium of Entrepreneurship Facilities, incomes the popularity on the annual GCEC Convention, Oct. 27-29, in Las Vegas. The award was accepted by Kelsey Otero, director of innovation on the 707 Hub.

The annual GCEC Awards are designed to showcase and rejoice the easiest of college entrepreneurship. The 9 distinct classes enable facilities and leaders to pick areas the place they really feel they’re making essentially the most affect.

“This honor is well-deserved for Kelsey and the 707 Hub. This vibrant area and its engaged group of innovators has enabled Marquette College to assist inventive programming for college students, college and the native enterprise group,” stated Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice chairman for analysis and innovation at Marquette. “The 707 Hub is designed as an area for interdisciplinary collaboration, and thru its assets and programing, has efficiently sparked innovation on our campus. College students have had a management position, collaborating with our founding employees — Kelsey Otero and Megan Carver — in creating every thing you see within the 707 Hub and constructing the inclusive tradition that exists, which makes this award and recognition further particular.”

The 707 Hub is powered by the Kohler Middle for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Initiative and is open to all college students, encouraging a cross-disciplinary strategy to fixing issues. Annual programming contains 707 Hub bootcamps designed to assist take companies or affect concepts to the following degree; workplace hours with native entrepreneurship mentors; the Dorm Fund, a Marquette student-run enterprise capital agency; the Brewed Concepts Problem, a pitch competitors for college students who’ve the following nice revolutionary concept; and Espresso and Dialog month-to-month discussions with native entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs or nonprofit leaders, amongst different common occasions. Since its launch 5 years in the past, the 707 Hub has awarded $200,000 to scholar entrepreneurs. 

The 707 Hub additionally helps the Rev-Up MKE small enterprise competitors hosted by the Close to West Aspect Companions. Rev-Up MKE gives a chance for start-up entrepreneurs to get the assist wanted to open or broaden a enterprise within the Close to West Aspect. Competitors finalists current their enterprise concepts to the group throughout a reside pitch occasion.

The World Consortium of Entrepreneurship Facilities was established in 1997 for the aim of turning into the important thing junction for university-based entrepreneurship facilities to collaborate, talk and collectively advance excellence in entrepreneurship by means of the distinctive position and place of the facilities within the tutorial and enterprise communities. GCEC includes over 200 member facilities and stands because the premier management group addressing the rising matters of significance to the nation’s university-based facilities for entrepreneurship. It has develop into the trade automobile by which the highest, established entrepreneurship facilities, in addition to rising facilities, can work collectively to share data, develop applications and initiatives, and collaborate and help one another in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the contributions and affect of particular person facilities — in addition to the general position of university-based entrepreneurship middle.

707 Hub — By the numbers

  • 5 — The 707 Hub not too long ago celebrated its fifth anniversary
  • 11 — The 707 Hub has supported college students from all 11 faculties and schools in the course of the tutorial 12 months
  • 20 — Energetic and scaling companies from the Brewed Concepts Problem
  • $2,003.86 — Common quantity that Dorm Fund ambassadors put money into every chosen scholar enterprise
  • 8,000+ — 12 months card swipes of scholars accessing the 707 Hub
  • $197,639 — Funding awarded to scholar entrepreneurs

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the affiliate director for college communication within the Workplace of College Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or kevin.m.conway@marquette.edu.