Willes Center For International Entrepreneurship
The Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship is committed to providing classes, competitions, and events which teach and encourage entrepreneurship. Students enhance their ability to be leaders while learning both business and social entrepreneurial skills. Classes are open to all students regardless of class or major.
By taking entrepreneurial classes and participating in the competitions and events, committed students have the opportunity to earn the Certificate of Entrepreneurship which is included on their permanent BYU-Hawaii transcript. More importantly, entrepreneur students graduate and return to their home countries with an enlarged vision of what they can accomplish. By participating in the certificate students develop courage, confidence, and practical entrepreneurial skills.
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The Willes Center is unique on the BYU-Hawaii campus. We have academic classes on leadership and how to prepare to set up a business, but that is not what makes us special. We offer the advantage of having all our classes taught be highly successful entrepreneurs who have been through the process of owning multiple businesses. These faculty members teach and train, mentor and coach our students as the students learn to believe in themselves and refine their business ideas. Because we have so many international students, and their visas prohibit starting a business in the US during their time here, we have started to collect information from various countries in the Pacific and Asia on what is required to open a business in their own country.