Frank and Ellen Daveler Entrepreneurship Program


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Student Comments

"The internship and mentors guidance has helped me to take my business idea to the next level"
-Emma Donahue

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Daveler Winners

Applications are open now! 

The Frank and Ellen Daveler Entrepreneurship Program hosted at the University of South Florida's Center for Entrepreneurship offers undergraduate students from across Florida a unique opportunity to increase their knowledge of business operations and gain insight into the entrepreneurial process in venture creation, growth, and harvesture. Program participants will pursue an undergraduate field of study of the student's choosing and engage in experiential learning opportunities under the direction of experienced business mentors.

Our Goals

Students interested in the program are invited to participate in a business pitch competition.

Daveler Pitch Competition

The pitch competition offers a unique opportunity to showcase your entrepreneurial ideas and present an 8 to 10 minute PowerPoint presentation before a panel of professionals. Cash awards range from $2,000 to $5,000 for the winners. Other opportunities include participating in the Daveler mentor and internship programs. Open to undergraduates enrolled in colleges and universities in the State of Florida.