Griggs Center for entrepreneurship & philanthropy
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Our Mission

Our mission is to develop an entrepreneurial and giving spirit within the ACU community.

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NATIONALLY RANKED STUDENT EXPERIENCESLearn More

Student-Run Businesses

4x Global Chapter of the Year

Students + Social Entrepreneurship

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

Griggs Center Recognized at the Deshpande Symposium

About the Award Earlier this summer, the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy received the Rising Star Award for Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship through the Deshpande Symposium Awards. This award recognizes an institution that...

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Griggs Center visits New York City over fall break

This past October, I had the opportunity to accompany seven students on a trip to New York City. The focus of our trip was to explore the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the City. We had the opportunity to visit several different parts of the ecosystem: from...

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NATIONALLY RANKED STUDENT EXPERIENCESLearn More

Student-Run Businesses

4x Global Chapter of the Year

Students + Social Entrepreneurship

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
Griggs Center Recognized at the Deshpande Symposium

Griggs Center Recognized at the Deshpande Symposium

About the Award Earlier this summer, the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy received the Rising Star Award for Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship through the Deshpande Symposium Awards. This award recognizes an institution that...

read more
Griggs Center visits New York City over fall break

Griggs Center visits New York City over fall break

This past October, I had the opportunity to accompany seven students on a trip to New York City. The focus of our trip was to explore the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the City. We had the opportunity to visit several different parts of the ecosystem: from...

read more