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 EXPERIENCES

Student-Run Businesses

4x Global Chapter of the Year

Student-Run Businesses

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
Summer Renovations

Summer Renovations

Over the summer, the eHub - home of Wildcat Ventures and the Founders Club- received a much needed update to their office facilities. The eHub, located at the corner of ACU’s campus, has been home to Wildcat Ventures since its start in 2012, with an older house as the...

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Study Abroad in Asia 2019

Study Abroad in Asia 2019

This summer the Griggs Center took a group of students to Asia to learn and study entrepreneurship in a global context. Professor Jim Litton (Associate Professor and Director of the Griggs Center) and Professor Andy Little (Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of...

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Springboard Awards $15,000 to “2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream”

Springboard Awards $15,000 to “2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream”

Carley and Matthew served as professors in the Abilene community for 38 and 20 years respectively. They bought Terry’s Ice Cream, located in Sweetwater, its equipment, building and recipes, and opened “2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream” in Abilene. In just a few months, the delicious gourmet ice cream and the supportive customer base helped 2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream gain rapid popularity.
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  NATIONALLY RANKED STUDENT EXPERIENCES

Student-Run Businesses

4x Global Chapter of the Year

Students + Social Entrepreneurship

Our Mission

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

Learn More

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
Summer Renovations

Summer Renovations

Over the summer, the eHub - home of Wildcat Ventures and the Founders Club- received a much needed update to their office facilities. The eHub, located at the corner of ACU’s campus, has been home to Wildcat Ventures since its start in 2012, with an older house as the...

read more
Study Abroad in Asia 2019

Study Abroad in Asia 2019

This summer the Griggs Center took a group of students to Asia to learn and study entrepreneurship in a global context. Professor Jim Litton (Associate Professor and Director of the Griggs Center) and Professor Andy Little (Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of...

read more
Springboard Awards $15,000 to “2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream”

Springboard Awards $15,000 to “2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream”

Carley and Matthew served as professors in the Abilene community for 38 and 20 years respectively. They bought Terry’s Ice Cream, located in Sweetwater, its equipment, building and recipes, and opened “2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream” in Abilene. In just a few months, the delicious gourmet ice cream and the supportive customer base helped 2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream gain rapid popularity.
read more