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Entrepreneurship Hub

The E-Hub helps our campus community develop an entrepreneurial mindset that is uniquely Bentley

Supported by faculty and alumni entrepreneurs, the E-Hub nurtures the creative ideas of students and members of the Bentley community to address the consequential challenges of today - as founders, corporate intrapreneurs, family business owners, and more. We do this through: 

  • Connections with alumni entrepreneurs across many industries
  • Access to state-of-the-art resources
  • Opportunities for mentorship and personal growth
  • Programs and courses that promote an entrepreneurial mindset


E-Hub Initiatives


To inspire and inform members of the Bentley community about entrepreneurship

Upcoming and Past Events


To develop and support ideas for new ventures and build a community of entrepreneurial students

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An Investment in Innovation

Steve ’08 and Samantha Somers invested $1M in Bentley’s Entrepreneurship Hub to help create an ecosystem that fosters an entrepreneurial mindset among the campus community and gives students the support they need to build successful businesses. Their vision is that this gift will create a new generation of entrepreneurs who will give back even more to Bentley.

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Fall 2023 Pitch Competitions

Scenarios for Smart Lockers

Come up with a creative solution that addresses an unmet need within the campus if Bentley were to deploy the Smart Lockers platform developed by Harbor One. 

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Health Futures

Compete for cash prizes by identifying a creative solution that addresses an unmet need within the campus community related to health care. 

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Our Community

Executive Council

Work to ensure that the efforts of the E-Hub are delivering the skills and knowledge required for success today


Faculty Council

Contribute ideas for developing the entrepreneurship initiative and helps prioritize efforts and projects.


Recent Entrepreneurial Successes

Sustainable Sippin'

Shannon Fairweather ’20 and Daniel Linger ’17 Bring Sustainable Sippin’ to Bentley.

Statement Piece

Clothing line by Peyton Gadaire ’22 embodies  community, confidence and comfort.

Plugged In Business

Gabriel San Miguel '22 launches e-commerce platform to help local companies in Puerto Rico.

Designing a Dream

Leonardo Paul '20 and Joshua Elysee '21 create a clothing line to inspire and empower others.

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It's not about having a traditional business education OR an entrepreneurship education. Students need both. That is what Bentley delivers.
Todd Pavone '92
CEO and President of Virtustream

Student Clubs

Academic Programs

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Entrepreneurial Course Offerings

Entrepreneurship is a popular discipline on campus among both business and arts and science majors. Given the interest in this topic, Bentley is continuously enhancing academic offerings to ensure students have the creative, management and organizational skills required to start their own business or join an emerging start-up. See how Bentley's minor in Entrepreneurial Studies delivers the knowledge to succeed in this fast-paced environment.

Entrepreneurial Studies Minor

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Sandeep Purao
Sandeep Purao
Professor, Information and Process Management

Sandeep's work involves the design of digital solutions for social good. His research has received external funding of $3 million from national agencies, foundations, and industry consortia. He has worked with a number of industry segments including finance, manufacturing and government agencies to design innovative solutions for organizational problems.

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