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About the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

About the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is at the global nexus of high-technology industry, venture capital, and entrepreneurial talent.  Santa Clara's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) strives to foster, promote and strengthen this talent locally by leveraging a unique combination of strengths and advantages:  

  • our ideal location
  • a 450-year Jesuit educational tradition
  • state-of-the-art facilities
  • distinguished faculty, staff, alumni and friends

The CIE helps prepare students for entrepreneurial leadership through a variety of opportunities within diverse organizational settings providing networking, educational and advisory services.  Engaging with an extensive alumni network, industry leaders, and like-minded peers enables our students to take advantage of a broad network of resources.

The Jesuit tradition, characterized by academic rigor and ethical leadership, provides an enduring foundation for educating the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow.  Santa Clara graduates enter their professional and personal lives prepared not only with knowledge but with a commitment to making ethical decisions and serving the needs of mankind.  The CIE builds upon this foundation by offering entrepreneurship education and the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels.  The curriculum at all levels emphasizes the leadership role of business in creating an ethical society as well as the business responsibilities for social justice and sustainability in the global marketplace.