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GEW 2013

Nov 14-22, 2013 is Global Entrepreneurship Week at MC and will include opportunities for entrepreneurial students to show what they’ve been working on, innovation contests for money and prizes, and great presentations from accomplished entrepreneurs.
See Contests and Schedule


Horizon Fund

Providing mini-grants to help students explore or carry out an entrepreneurial idea.

About the Fund

Jump Start Kansas

A challenge to Kansas high school students to invent commercial or non-profit ventures.

2013 Competition
2012 Winners

Global Enterprise Challenge

A student challenge to come up with a plan for a self-sustaining social venture in another country.

GEC: Panama
GEC: Haiti

Faculty & Staff Opportunity Fund

To support a program, curriculum or department in an entrepreneurial way that benefits the college and/or our students.

Fund Details


Horizon Fund Stories

Micro-grants of just $500 through the college’s Horizon Fund have made a significant difference in the lives of enterprising MC students.
See what Horizon Fund students are doing

Where are They Now?

An update on three grant recipients - now grads - from year one of the Horizon Fund.
Zack Gaddis, Emily James and Dale Schwartz



President Schneider is interviewed by KWCH (CBS) about the $1.2 million anonymous gift to entrepreneurship initiative.


Dr. Betsy Gatewood talks about the Entrepreneurship Fellow position and entrepreneurship at McPherson College.


President Michael Schneider introduces the Horizon Fund initiative to help fund students who have original entrepreneurial ideas.

Entrepreneurship Blog