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Clemson IDEAS (Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Among Students)

The Clemson IDEAS Living Learning community is the premier community for Clemson students who wish to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors while attending school. The Clemson IDEAS Living Learning Community provides an environment that is conducive to the creation of student businesses and encourages active dialogue in the realm of entrepreneurial thought and action. Members of the Clemson IDEAS Living Learning Community believe that fusing together entrepreneurial minds from across the campus lays a foundation for unlimited possibilities. By working across colleges, the Clemson IDEAS Living Learning Community further integrates entrepreneurship in all aspects of campus life and education. Because entrepreneurs and innovative ideas can arise from within any academic discipline, the Clemson IDEAS LLC will assist those continuing students with their desire to launch companies.

Program Application

APPLY NOW! Complete the program application, which is required in addition to signing up for Housing & Dining.

What to expect

  • Mentorship from a network of successful entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Access to incubator space where students from any major can launch business ideas
  • First-hand tours of regional incubator, accelerator, and economic development programs
  • Social and networking activities that build fearless leaders

 Did you know?

Entrepreneurship Living-learning programs bring together undergraduate students for a unique experience that combines residence and exposure to academic and extra-curricular programming designed especially for them. Entrepreneurship and Innovation themed Living Learning Communities have been growing in popularity at universities across the country. The goals of these Living Learning Communities are to enhance the creative-thinking and problem-solving skills that will be necessary for students to prosper in any industry, as well as provide tools and opportunities for students to start ventures.

 Student Perspectives

“The Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community is where a student’s formal education meets the real world while also providing the mentorship and resources necessary to launch successful companies.” Greg Smith of Tiger Angel Network

“The idea that students could come home from class and directly apply what they learned to a project that not only drives their passion, but could change the world is the 2014 equivalent of the American dream.” – Alex Bina, BioE graduate

Quick Facts:

Size: 24 Beds
Location: Gressette Hall (formerly Core Campus Building A)
Roommate Policy: Students may only request other program participants.
Restrictions: new students only
Application: Yes, there is a program application
Fee: None

Contact Information

John Hannon
Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Clemson IDEAS
Office: 100 McCollum Ave #10