Entrepreneurship Institute


Where students own the future!


The Entrepreneurship Institute creates a culture of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship at Xavier University of Louisiana.   We collaborate across disciplines to achieve the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana which is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. 

We believe that the entrepreneurial spirit is the key driver of sustainable business growth and that the true ethos of entrepreneurship is in full alignment with the Xavier, mission in empowering all people to contribute to our society in positive, humane, and lasting ways.

Our Core Aims are to:

  • Provide a key educational resource in teaching and mentoring our students in entrepreneurship.
  • Develop entrepreneurial programs that empower our students to actively learn the core transferable skills of entrepreneurship and make real business contributions.
  • Serve as an entrepreneurial hub for the entire Xavier community providing key network connections, advice, and coaching.
  • Become a nationally recognized center of excellence in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship initiatives.

Small Business’s First Responder

Local small businesses have their first responder in XULA's office of the  Louisiana Small Business Development Center.

Since March 2020, the XULA’s LSBDC office has been assisting small businesses impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic, responding to 1,000 plus requests for assistance.  They assist businesses to access disaster financial resources, develop efficient operational strategies, identify new growth opportunities, improve financial management, marketing, and social media, e-commerce, and cybersecurity.   They are focused on strategies to adapt and thrive in the evolving marketplace.  SBDC has 15 years of experience in business disaster response, recovery, and sustainability.

 XULA’s LSBDC is hosted by the Division of Business, providing consulting, access to capital, and training to small businesses.  Services are at no cost.  Visit them at  www.lsbdc.org