Neeley School professor hosting ‘Entrepreneurship Boot Camp’

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TCU entrepreneurship professor Michael Sherrod is hosting the second annual “Entrepreneurship Boot Camp” from 5-9 p.m Thursday in Smith Hall Room 104B.

“This boot camp will teach students how to start a business and get the most out of the resources available for people starting a business,” said Sherrod.

This is the second year Sherrod is offering the boot camps, and he said he hopes to teach students a new way of approaching entrepreneurship.

“A few years ago, I realized we don’t actually teach students how you start a business because this has only been an option in recent years,” said Sherrod. “But today we have an entire ecosystem of resources, so the opportunities for entrepreneurs are unlimited.”

Boot Camp flyer with what students will learn from the event. Photo courtesy of What2Do@TCU.

The event will be open to all TCU students, even those outside the business major.

“Most entrepreneurs do not come out of business school,” Sherrod said. “They come out of a university’s engineering, nursing or even dance program where students see a problem they want to solve.”

Sherrod encourages all students to consider attending the boot camp because he sees the role of entrepreneurs in all companies.

“I am attending the event because I am interested in possibly being an entrepreneur, and I think I can apply what I learn even as a political science major,” said TCU junior John Merkle.

Sherrod said he hopes students will be encouraged to come because of the future reliance on entrepreneurs.

“By 2025, the majority of workers in the United States will be self-employed, meaning they will have to be entrepreneurs in some way,” Sherrod said.

Sherrod will give a brief lecture at the beginning of the even, and then will allow students to ask questions they have about entrepreneurship.

For more information or to register for the event, click here.