Spring of 2017, the following was announced in local newspapers and the business journal:
“On May 4, 2017, all six colleges and universities in Winston-Salem announced their commitment to participate in an entrepreneurial grant program aimed at supporting entrepreneurship among their students and alumni. Each institution will provide financial capital to selected persons committed to starting their enterprises in Winston-Salem…
Salem will create an award fund to provide financial support to its current students and alumnae for a startup venture in Winston-Salem. The fund will strengthen Salem’s current entrepreneurship program.”
Students must participate in the entrepreneurship program at Salem College. At minimum students must take Foundations of Entrepreneurship, ENTR120 (cross listed with Social Entrepreneurship NFPM 140). Applicants are strongly encouraged to go through the full Entrepreneurship Concentration (for Business majors) or Entrepreneurship minor programs. Students may also need to participate in local entrepreneurial boot camps and entrepreneurship labs as recommended by Salem’s Professor of Entrepreneurship.
Alumnae must participate in accepted Entrepreneurship programs offered within the local community (or show proof of equivalent business experience):