Redo the Loo: 707 Hub's Restroom Redesign Challenge 

As one of the most creative spaces on campus, the 707 Hub could be excused for having restrooms that were, well, outdated and uninspired. And for several years, it was. But leave it to the team behind the Hub, and partners at Kohler Co., to address that shortcoming with a collaborative learning experience. Starting in the spring of 2020, 21 students from different disciplines began competing in Redo the Loo: the 707 Hub’s Restroom Redesign Challenge, working in teams to test their problem-solving, concepting and design remodeling skills in service of a bathroom revamp. Team Lavatory’s “sides of the brain” concept was declared the winner. Stay tuned to the 707 Hub social media channels for project updates!

BIG EAST Startup Challenge

Each spring, the BIG EAST Conference hosts an annual Startup Competition, the BIG EAST Startup Challenge, a competition featuring innovations and products from teams of student entrepreneurs representing all 10 schools, including Marquette! The Kohler Center supports the participation of a team to compete on behalf of Marquette and the winning team receives funding to help grow their startup business.

Silicon Valley Experience

The Silicon Valley Experience provides aspiring undergraduate student entrepreneurs and innovators, an immersive tour of California Bay Area companies that includes meetings with Marquette Alumni working in the startup, venture capital, and corporate innovation industries. The Experience helps expand students’ visions of what types of innovation careers are possible post-graduation and allows them the opportunity to establish a network in epicenter of innovation!

View photos from the 2019 trip!

GCEC (Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers)

The Kohler Center is an active member of GCEC (Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers), which provides a coordinated vehicle for participating members to collaborate on and communicate about the specific issues and challenges confronting university-based entrepreneurship centers, and stay current on trends and best practices.