Griggs Center for entrepreneurship & philantropy
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Our Goal

Our goal is to offer ACU students an innovative learning experience with a combined focus on entrepreneurship and philanthropy.  Students are equipped to imagine and launch new ventures through our classes, student experiences, and mentoring opportunities.  Students learn in an environment that encourages them to integrate faith and give back as part of their entrepreneurial journey.

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NATIONALLY RANKED STUDENT EXPERIENCESLearn More

8 Student-Run Businesses

Global Chapter of the Year 2017

Spreading entrepreneurship across our community

In addition to gaining what is needed to build a career, I’ve seen new parts of the world, made new friends, and had fun.

– RUDY GARZA (’16), Former President of CEO

Through the Griggs Center, I learned more about entrepreneurship – the passion, the people, the energy, the creativity – and learned that I wanted to be a part of it. I was given the opportunity to lead a team and have ownership over something. I was challenged often to think creatively and inventively while learning the right questions to ask, how to ask them and when to ask them. I learned how to empower myself and others to achieve success.

Hannah Ostertag, ‘13, Consultant at Accenture

I had the opportunity to work with an incredible team of people who inspired me and pushed me to achieve my full potential. Working with Wildcat Ventures and the Griggs Center is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity because students learn real-world lessons that cannot be taught in the classroom while also building relationships with fellow Christians that will last a lifetime.

Brandon Avedikian, ‘13, Market Associate at Holt Lunsford Commercial

Student Opportunities
  • Engaging classes
  • Hands-on learning
  • Travel opportunities

ACU CEO Wins 2017 Global Chapter of the Year

This past weekend was exciting for ACU CEO as student members attended the national conference for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization in Tampa, Florida. For the third consecutive year, ACU CEO was victorious in bringing home the title of Global Chapter of the...

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Groundwork Composting Company

Wildcat Ventures, dedicated to starting student run companies on campus, has seen a lot of new changes this semester. With eight companies currently running, Groundwork Composting Company (or GCC) is their most recent project. Enactus, a student organization that aims...

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Pitch100 Contest

During this last week of September, the Griggs Center will continue hosting our very first Pitch100 Contest. This contest gives students the opportunity to provide a written pitch of their inventive and creative ideas with the possibility of winning $100. The original...

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NATIONALLY RANKED STUDENT EXPERIENCESLearn More

8 Student-Run Businesses

Global Chapter of the Year 2017

Spreading entrepreneurship across our community

Fellows Program

Our goal is to offer ACU students an innovative learning experience with a combined focus on entrepreneurship and philanthropy.  Students are equipped to imagine and launch new ventures through our classes, student experiences, and mentoring opportunities.  Students learn in an environment that encourages them to integrate faith and give back as part of their entrepreneurial journey.
In addition to gaining what is needed to build a career, I’ve seen new parts of the world, made new friends, and had fun.

– RUDY GARZA (’16), Former President of CEO

Through the Griggs Center, I learned more about entrepreneurship – the passion, the people, the energy, the creativity – and learned that I wanted to be a part of it. I was given the opportunity to lead a team and have ownership over something. I was challenged often to think creatively and inventively while learning the right questions to ask, how to ask them and when to ask them. I learned how to empower myself and others to achieve success

Hannah Ostertag, ‘13, Consultant at Accenture

I had the opportunity to work with an incredible team of people who inspired me and pushed me to achieve my full potential. Working with Wildcat Ventures and the Griggs Center is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity because students learn real-world lessons that cannot be taught in the classroom while also building relationships with fellow Christians that will last a lifetime.

Brandon Avedikian, ‘13, Market Associate at Holt Lunsford Commercial

Student Opportunities
  • Engaging classes
  • Hands-on learning
  • Travel opportunities
ACU CEO Wins 2017 Global Chapter of the Year

ACU CEO Wins 2017 Global Chapter of the Year

This past weekend was exciting for ACU CEO as student members attended the national conference for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization in Tampa, Florida. For the third consecutive year, ACU CEO was victorious in bringing home the title of Global Chapter of the...

read more
Groundwork Composting Company

Groundwork Composting Company

Wildcat Ventures, dedicated to starting student run companies on campus, has seen a lot of new changes this semester. With eight companies currently running, Groundwork Composting Company (or GCC) is their most recent project. Enactus, a student organization that aims...

read more
Pitch100 Contest

Pitch100 Contest

During this last week of September, the Griggs Center will continue hosting our very first Pitch100 Contest. This contest gives students the opportunity to provide a written pitch of their inventive and creative ideas with the possibility of winning $100. The original...

read more