Student Innovators

Student Run Enterprises

UND students are leaders in action and our student-run enterprises offer hands-on, experiential leadership and learning opportunities for those who desire to manage a for-profit business.

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Each enterprise is a for-profit business created by students and managed by students (as contractors). Businesses offer  solutions & products to local businesses & consumers and are designed to complement academic learning, allowing UND students to put their skills gained in the classroom into action immediately.

Have an idea for a business? UND is a place where you can design, build, and grow a business while in college. UND Center for Innovation welcomes ideas for new student-run ventures. Be part of the UND legacy by reaching out to our staff to share and develop the next big thing.

Be a Leader in Business — As a Student!

Have an eye for marketing? A flair for customer relationship building? A skill for managing teams? Can you rock a spreadsheet and balance a budget? No matter your major, you can build real skills for your resume and impress future employers. 

While helping run a business, you’ll also receive:

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Real Responsibility

We believe students should be leaders and decision makers.

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Expert Guidance

A team of experienced mentors provide individualized support.

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Payment for Work

Student-run enterprises are real, contract based employment opportunities where the students decide what to charge.

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A Job Without the Overwhelm

 Participating in a student-run enterprise is designed to work within your collegiate experience.

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Your Skills in Action

At a student-run enterprise, you can immediately put what you’re learning in the classroom into use.

Expert Business Mentors

These are the faculty and industry experts who have committed to help you dream and do when you sign on to a student-run enterprise. These folks bring knowledge, tools, and relationships to help build business foundations. 

Interested in becoming a mentor? If you’d like to help UND students succeed, reach out to Tyler Sletten today.

Tyler is a multi-talented pro who loves big ideas and solving grand challenges. His pride and joy is student-run enterprises. He lied for years about his height on his driver’s license, is fluent in English, and loves his gluten. | 701.777.6734
Tyler Sletten

Sandi is the owner of Bully Brew Coffee and ND Coffee Roastery, and co-owner of The Other Half Coffee & Taphouse. She also serves as a marketing instructor at UND. Her love of coffee is only surpassed by her love of her bulldogs.
Sandi Luck

Prodigy Consulting is a digital consulting company dedicated to helping startups and early stage entrepreneurs tell their stories and increase brand awareness. Prodigy Consulting offers SEO, website development, online marketing, journalism, press releases, product photography, social media management, engineering consulting, UAS consulting, and general business strategy.

Ready to join a student run business?

Have an idea for a business? Reach out today.
(701) 777-3132