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.  She works closely with Chris Gaines, our Internship Coordinator, HSU Lecturer and CR Professor of Business.


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HSU Entrepreneurship Courses

Course Electives that may be substituted within the Management Concentration to have a focus on Entrepreneurship
BA 378Small Business Management
BA 379Business Plan Development
BA 417 Small Business Consulting

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 Track for Business Minor

BA 105Critical Thinking in Organizations
BA 340Principles of Marketing
BA 370Principles of Management
BA 378Small Business Management
BA 379Business Plan Development

Small Business Consulting            (BA 417)

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The Humboldt State University 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.


Upcoming Events

HSU Small Business Owner Speaker Series (within BA 378) 2019

Business OwnerCompany
Jason CoyleMuddy Waters
Allie HeemstraAllie Illuminates
Dan HeinenLive 2 Dive
Jaymi DarkDark Staffing Solutions
Janet DePaceYakima/SBDC
Aaron OstromPacific Outfitters
Michael FisherHatchet House
Dennis RaelLos Bagels