Institute for Entrepreneurship Education (IEE)

Clubs on the Quad

2017 Startup Weekend Team

2018 Startup Weekend Networking

2018 Startup Weekend Networking

2018 Future Four 2nd Place Winner

2018 Startup Weekend Participants

E Club Members

Nancy Vizenor at Future Four Competition

2018 Future Four Participant: Planet Rocket

2018 Startup Facilitator: Paul Marsh

2018 Future Four Audience and Participants

2018 Future Four Participants: UniPool

2017 Startup Weekend Team

2017 Startup Weekend Brainstorming

IEE Charter

Dr. Nancy Vizenor is the Director of our Institute for Entrepreneurship Education charter to fill a campus need for entrepreneurship education and to collaborate with the local business community. 


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Humboldt Entrepreneurship Courses

Course for the New Venture Management concentration:
BA 430Introduction to New Ventures
BA 431Global eCommerce
BA 432Leading Sustainable Ventures
BA 433 Service Venture Management
BA 437Entrepreneurial Analytics and Tech
BA 438Applications on Entrepreneurship

Community Engagement

BA 496 students at Arcata Chamber Mixer

E Club students volunteer at Arcata Chamber Mixer

BA 496 students volunteer at the United Indian Health Clinic garden

Professors Nancy Vizenor and Tyler Stumpf visit St. Bernard's Academy

Nancy Sullivan (right) from Wildberries shares interviewing and resume tips with Nancy Vizenor's (left) BA 379 course

Nate McKeever from McKeever Energy & Electric shares real life business experience with BA 379 students

Entrepreneurship Business Minors

Course for the New Venture Management minor:
BA 105Critical Thinking in Organizations
BA 370Principles of Management
BA 430Introduction to New Ventures
BA 431Global eCommerce
BA 433Service Venture Management

Consulting Projects       

Photo of Cultured Life Food team Cultured Life Food


Photo of Dots Wonder Pets team Dot's Wonder Pets


Photo of Pacific Flake team Pacific Flake


 Photo of Notions Sewing Studio team Notions Sewing Studio




The Cal Poly Humboldt Uternship program is a hands on learning opportunity for graduating seniors.  Each Utern will spend 30-45 hours working on a project for a local business. This is great for our local businesses who need help with a project.   Uterns hustle and find their own projects which requires drive, determination and leadership. The Utern will be mentored by both their business supervisor and the IEE Director providing a rich learning environment.    

  • 30 hours (minimum) of work on a specific project or projects. 
  • Unpaid.
  • Optional:  Students can take 1 unit of class credit (If taking BA 482, 45 hours will be required.) 

Students and possible site supervisors contact Nancy Vizenor for more information.


Humboldt Small Business Owner Speaker Series (within BA 430)

Business OwnerCompany
Kelly GambleLaw Office of Kelly Gamble
Jennifer BudwigRedwood Capital Bank
Chrystal OrtizHerb and Market
Kendra MiersMother Earth Engineering
Priscilla Sellers5 Star Movers
Roy OlsenRoy Olsen
Talia HendersonTalia Marie Photography/ Falcom Geodetics