Entrepreneurship for the Public Good

Summer Institute


  • Leadership and teamwork skills
  • Business planning and marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and creativity
  • Community development approaches in Appalachia



  • Multidisciplinary faculty8
  • Business and community entrepreneurs
  • Classmates and team members


  • Team project goals
  • Two academic credits and a stipend
  • Personal growth and satisfaction



At the heart of the EPG program is the Summer Institute, an eight-week study of entrepreneurial leadership through community economic development. Case studies, readings, guest lectures and team projects in partner communities, EPG candidates explore the creation of new ventures in Appalachia.


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