The Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation operates as an administrative unit within the UNLV Lee Business School. As a center of excellence, the Troesh Center is focused on providing opportunities for students, faculty and the community to learn about entrepreneurship.
The Troesh Center manages the entrepreneurship curriculum across the university, is a hub for entrepreneurship research, supports entrepreneurial activities in southern Nevada, and offers guidance to internal and external stakeholders on obtaining angel capital.
The center also arranges for a limited number of business ideas to be presented to Lee Business School students at the beginning of each fall semester. If accepted, LEE students build investor quality business plans for the projects over the course of an academic year.
Managing and promoting entrepreneurship curriculum across the university
Developing collaborative entrepreneurship programs across the university
Conducting research on entrepreneurship, e.g., ongoing collection of data on angel capital activity
Managing the student run Rebel Venture Fund
Providing guidance to faculty wishing to incorporate entrepreneurship into their curriculum
Offering entrepreneurship certificate programs to UNLV students and community members
Managing business plan competitions such as the Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition
Supporting and assisting students wishing to compete in business plan competitions
Hosting various speakers and events to expose students, faculty, and community members to entrepreneurship and generate awareness of UNLV Entrepreneurship programs
Assisting local schools with entrepreneurship and business innovation curriculum development