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Center for Entrepreneurial Action

The Center for Entrepreneurial Action works to create a culture of entrepreneurial activity among students, faculty and alumni campus-wide at Texas State University and ensure students develop the necessary skills to successfully launch or help launch a new business, a new product, or a not-for-profit organization.

Upcoming Events

3 Day Startup

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November 16th-18th

3 Day Startup is an entrepreneurship education program designed for university students with an emphasis on learning by doing. 3 Day Startup teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment. Next 3DS workshop will be hosted on November 16-18, 2018.

Learn more about 3 Day Startup and how to register: 3 DAY STARTUP

Microsoft Community Impact Pitch-Off

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November 30th

At the Community Impact Pitch-Off, you will have the opportunity to present your idea for how to best address a challenge in your community to judges from Microsoft and the local community. The winning team will take home $1,000 in prize money and $5,000 in implementation funds to start putting their plan into action.


  • October 30: Deadline to submit short project proposals (300 words max)
  • November 3: Top participants are invited to refine their ideas in a webinar and present them at

  • a live pitch-off event

  • November 6: Webinar led by Microsoft professionals for top participants

  • Late November: Top participants pitch their ideas at events held at campuses in the San Marcos, Des Moines, Chicago, and Phoenix areas. Winners from each event are chosen to receive prize money and project stipends

Learn more about Microsoft Community Impact Pitch: