The Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
The Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (IES), generously
funded by the Skirball Foundation, is a program of the Gateway
Center and is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial education
throughout the college and our community. Through its
collaborations with partners, in both the public and private
sectors, the IES will be a resource hub for entrepreneurial
development at all stages, facilitating programs that respond to
entrepreneurs’ needs and contribute to a vibrant local economy.
Westchester County is rich with entrepreneurial assets and, as the
largest higher education institution in the county; Westchester
Community College is in a unique position to harness these resources
to provide dynamic entrepreneurial education programs to our
students and the community.
The Institute for
Entrepreneurial Studies will:
- Proactively seek outreach opportunities at state and
national levels to share best practices and participate in the
movement to further entrepreneurship education.
- Create a learning series of workshops and non-credit
opportunities to support entrepreneurs in the community.
- Collaborate with faculty in all divisions so that all
students seeking to explore entrepreneurial studies and real
world, practical learning experiences have the opportunity to do
- Enhance the college’s entrepreneurship curriculum through
outreach and partnerships with local school districts to
encourage young entrepreneurs to study at Westchester Community
For more information about the Institute for Entrepreneurial
Studies, contact Eridania Camacho at (914) 606-5616 or