The Entrepreneurial Academy is where Widener University Students, Faculty, and Alumni can take advantage of the resources available from the Widener Small Business Development Center.




Faculty Benefits


Grant Technical Assistance

Our government procurement team is trained to help you research and apply for grants. 

Class Room Integration

The SBDC has compiled short 30-60 minute presentations on various entrepreneurial topics. We're available to present these topics to your class. 

Applied Learning

We have access to entrepreneurs who are out running the day-to-day of their business. We're able to connect you with these entrepreneurs to provide your students the opportunity to work with them. 

Consulting Events

We're able to put together customized programming to help various majors and departments start and grow their own business. Our flagship program is our 'pop-up' business day where we help students form an LLC and create a website.

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About the SBDC Network

Since its inception in 1980, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) has evolved into a network of 17 university and college-based centers and more than ninety outreach locations operating under the guidance of the Lead Office located at Kutztown University.

The Pennsylvania SBDC provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-to-one sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more.


Student Resources

Brainstorming Sessions

Schedule an appointment with us to start brainstorming how to take your idea to the next level. 

Growth Academy Masterclasses

As a Widener student you have FREE admission to any of our Growth Academy masterclasses. These classes will help transform your idea into a reality.


Launch Pad

Receive customized hands on assistance to create your very own startup. All you need is an idea and we'll help you launch it into reality.  


Strat Chats

Come join us anytime on Wednesday's from 10am - 12pm for a cup of coffee and a good strategic chat about your idea! 


Alumni Services

SAP Next-Gen Lab access

Get access to our our award winning SAP Next-Gen Lab for Design Thinking and Analytics. This highly collaborative and interactive environment is sure to bring the best out of you and your business. 

Growth Academy Masterclasses

As a Widener alum you have FREE admission to any of our Growth Academy masterclasses. These classes will help you launch your existing business into the next level or bring your idea to life. 

Student Support Teams

Tap into the knowledge of Widener students and take advantage of a team of 5-6 business students focused on advancing your business. 

Consulting Sprints

Sign up for one of our business consulting sprints. These short 3-10 session engagements are focused on producing high level results around either capital formation, website design, or business planning. 

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