Our Mission is to empower U.S. undergraduate engineering students to bring their ideas to life for the benefit of our economy and society. 

Our Vision

We believe that teaching engineering students entrepreneurship and innovation as part of their undergraduate education will help them make a real impact. To be prepared to enter the work force and thrive in this ever-changing global economy, they need to be flexible, resilient, creative, empathetic, and have the ability to recognize and seize opportunities. Read more from our position piece in NAE's The Bridge »

What We Do

Epicenter offers entrepreneurship and innovation programs for engineering faculty and students; partners with leaders in academia and government to build a national entrepreneurship agenda in engineering; conducts research on higher education models; hosts online classes and resources; and forms communities around entrepreneurship in engineering education. Learn about our activities and read our year four annual report »

Who We Are

Epicenter is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell (formerly NCIIA). Epicenter team members bring together decades of experience in engineering education, technology entrepreneurship, research, online education, creativity and design thinking. Meet our team and our National Advisory Board »


Our goal is to enhance the connections between technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship:


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