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The Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) minor prepares undergraduate students to be world-class technology business innovators. We want students to complete the minor with an "entrepreneurial mindset," meaning they should be more creative, better at handling ambiguity, better at teamwork and see themselves as product leaders--much more than when they entered the minor.

Students in E-SHIP will start their own in-class businesses. Many pursue these businesses, developing the business in other E-SHIP courses. If you have a "million dollar idea," E-SHIP will show you how to how to protect and leverage your intellectual property, which include such tools as patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

What skills/attributes/knowledge should all Berks EBC Entrepreneurship students have?

  • Communication skills: spoken, written, non-verbal
  • Recognizes opportunity: sees the world through the eyes of the customer
  • Ability to clearly define problems
  • Collaboration: team-oriented
  • Ambidextrous thinker: mixer rigor with creativity
  • Basic business skills
  • Calculated risk management
  • Vision/passion
  • Persistence
  • Globally aware
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • Leadership
  • Acts on opportunity
  • Networking