Marquette University Student-Run Business Program


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Marquette University's Student-Run Business Program (SRB) offers students one-of-a-kind opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning in business. 

Based out of the College of Business Administration but open to students campus-wide, the SRB program offers unique opportunities for students to get involved. The SRB program is partnered with Blue and Gold Ventures, an independent non-profit that holds all matured SRB businesses and employs SRB student-executives and employees:

  • Gain leadership experience

  • Learn business acumen

  • Apply your knowledge

  • Run businesses

  • And break the bubble that separates students from the world around them

About the Student Run Business Program:

From coffeeshops to newspapers, hotels to online bookings, brick and mortar to moonshots, and tiny farms to $10mil ventures, Student Run Business programs have offered students a chance to work together, create an impact and develop leadership skills for over 100 years.

Now’s your chance to help us build an SRB program at Marquette.

The MU SRB program was officially formed in December 2017, launched its first Eagle Incubator class in April, 2018 and formed Blue and Gold Ventures, Inc. in July 2018.

In addition to providing all MU students with business leadership and experiential learning opportunities, the program prioritizes community engagement opportunities that help students engage the greater Milwaukee area.

Visit now to learn more about our businesses and upcoming events!


Upcoming Event: LaunchMU - (September, 2018)

Have an idea for the next Student Run Business? We provide funding and support to make it last a lifetime (or to go down quick in the flames it deserves). But first you need a team and a viable business model.

No big ideas but want to get involved with a new SRB? We help you form and join teams to get good student-run businesses off the ground.

Our LaunchMU event provides opportunities to hear great ideas from students, faculty, staff and community leaders; the event also provides a chance to improve ideas, to form teams around those big ideas, and to pair teams with mentors to pitch for official funding and support.

So if you have a big idea or have nothing at all, come to LaunchMU to get involved.

Email to reserve your spot now. 


Be a Leader Now

Right now, we’re hiring students to be a part of the student-run business program.

Students from any college, major and level of experience are welcome to apply. What matters is that you care about making a difference and that you have what it takes to make change happen. SRB offers paid positions to students serving at all levels of the program

Visit to view open positions or email resume and cover letter describing your interest to to learn about open positions today!


SRB Demo Day - pitch it to build it (November 2018)

Applications open between October 1 - October 15

SRB Demo Day provides an opportunity to pitch your idea for funding this spring.

If you want to pitch your idea for funding, you should come to LaunchMU to hone the concept and increase your odds. Either way, your idea must be approved to be pitched during Demo Day.

Once your pitch is accepted, you will be quickly paired with a mentor who will review your initial application and give you tips for the big pitch.