707 HUB

Powered by Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Initiative

The 707 Hub is where ideas are shared, stretched, challenged and realized. Part of the Office of Research and Innovation, the 707 Hub is a space designed to foster collaboration and innovation. Because anyone can be innovative, the 707 Hub is open to all students, and we encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to solving problems. Because great ideas need to be heard, the 707 Hub offers unique spaces for meetings, presentations and events. Here, you’ll find inspiration, partnerships and the knowledge to Be The Difference. So let’s get started.

707 Hub Features:

  • A pitch stage to present ideas or to listen for one that aligns with your goals.
  • Open spaces for collaboration.
  • Access to the resources and expertise of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation staffs.
  • Women’s Innovation Network, a network designed to support women, and others currently under-represented in innovation and entrepreneurship activities.
  • Inspirational work spaces to spark creativity.
  • Events that bring together community and business partners with Marquette students.
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    KOHLER CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship helps students develop an entrepreneurial mind-set, develop skills and grow their networks.

Programming:

  • The Marquette University 707 Hub bootcamp is a 5-week program designed to help students, faculty, staff, and community members take their business or impact idea to the next level. 

  • Intros and Innovators features a “reverse pitch” from startups, non-profits and innovative companies that have project work, internships and full-time positions available and will conclude with a networking reception.

  • The Dorm Fund is a Marquette student-run venture capital firm.

  • The Brewed Ideas Challenge is a funding competition for Marquette students who have the next great innovative idea.

  • Coffee & Conversation is a monthly discussion with a local entrepreneur, intrapreneur or nonprofit leader who shares career paths, ideas and various other topics such as learning from failure, scaling and how to pivot your business.

  • 707 Hub Bootcamp are held monthly to teach new skills and encourage the sharing of ideas. Topics include design thinking, business model canvas 101, financial modeling, prototyping, 3-D printing and pitching among others.

  • Think Big office hours provide students easy access to entrepreneurs, lawyers, and business and industry experts. Students meet with different experts on a monthly basis to get help, insight and knowledge to keep them moving forward. 

    Intrapreneur-in-residence, Paul Jones oversees the 707 Hub’s student-run venture capital “Dorm Fund” program, formulate best practices from innovation centers around the world, collaborate with other Marquette resident executives, and help expand the Rev-Up MKE program and mentor Rev-Up finalists.

    Entrepreneur-in-residence, Tom Avery serves as a coach, advisor and educator on Marquette’s campus. He conducts one-on-one appointments with students, faculty and staff as they develop business ideas. He also leads workshops to support idea and business development among the campus community and Near West Side residents.

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    SOCIAL INNOVATION INITIATIVE

    The Social Innovation Initiative helps people effectively solve problems in their community, city, field, industry or country.