Proven Approach

It’s not theory: Our accessible faculty of practitioners teach reality-tested methods culled from experience, market proven and ready for use.

Entrepreneurial Environment

Entrepreneurship is woven into the heart of Elms, creating a unique cross-disciplinary experience unavailable anywhere else.

Experiential Learning

Our use of Lean Launchpad delivers customer/product insight prior to launch, allowing nimble responses to evolving market data.

Hands-On Approach

Business Education for Entrepreneurs

  • Learn as You Grow

    Elms CEL offers a strong foundation in core business concepts using Lean LaunchPad, a startup methodology for gaining immediate customer feedback in the marketplace during the business launch. The Lean LaunchPad model allows startups owners to learn as they grow their businesses and react to market demands.
  • Photo of Smoothie Pro -- a CEL startup -- at a Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) gala

    Fund Your Startup

    Raise capital for your business venture. Through a partnership with Valley Venture Mentors, Elms offers CEL students a collegiate accelerator program that connects them with investors, venture capitalists, and philanthropists.
  • Photo of CEL startups Z Wraps and Smoothie Pro

    Boost Your Business IQ

    CEL faculty use their industry expertise to guide students in making critical decisions about their business innovations. Learn the "art of the start" from experienced entrepreneurs.
  • Learn as You Grow
  • Photo of Smoothie Pro -- a CEL startup -- at a Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) gala
    Fund Your Startup
  • Photo of CEL startups Z Wraps and Smoothie Pro
    Boost Your Business IQ
 

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