The UNM chapter of the national Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization, or CEO, is one of the newest student clubs on campus, formed just two months ago. The organization aims to inform and inspire UNM students to think like an entrepreneur and seek new business opportunities. Membership is open to all students across all UNM schools, including branch campuses.
CEO provides access to a network of global and national college entrepreneurs, as well as hosts student competitions, which includes an elevator pitch at the National Conference. Additionally, the chapter will host speakers from a variety of fields and give students access to internships that become available. The Collegiate Entrepreneur newsletter is distributed quarterly, both in print and online.
Meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursday of the month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Locations for these meetings will be split between the Student Union Building ballrooms and off-site locations, including small businesses in the community and government service agencies.
"The response so far has been incredible. It's truly rewarding to see connections made, ideas shared, and friendships cultivated. Our inagural Mix @ Six event was a huge success thanks to our guest entrepreneurs Travis Kellerman and Micaela Brown. For our our future meetings, we plan on continuing to bring in successful entrepreneurs to learn from as well as venturing out into the community and interacting with local business," said Tyler Briggs, co-president of the chapter.
Annual fees for membership are $25 for a full semester and $17 for a half semester. For more information, visit the CEO Facebook page.