Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • March 20, 2023

    Join us to hear from keynote speaker and entrepreneur Nicole Washington, nibble on a light lunch from HUNGRY, and network with entrepreneurs, mentors, and Mason's most entrepreneurial students!

  • February 13, 2023

    The Patriot Pitch Competition supports idea and early-stage business ventures and is open to current Mason students and recent alumni from all majors/fields of study.

  • October 28, 2022

    While the bill allocates billions in incentives to encourage chip manufacturers to build or expand fabrication plants across the country, it also includes an 'and science' opportunity in the form of small business innovation research and technology grants, which “will play a large role in the university setting and create more funding for R&D, scientific research and innovation,” says Rebecca Howick, Director of Operations for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

  • October 18, 2022

    To overcome the challenges of running a business during the pandemic, Craftsman Auto Care’s Matt and Judy Curry demonstrated exceptional skill as innovators and entrepreneurs, taking extensive measures to make the vehicle maintenance process as safe and easy as possible for their customers. Following COVID restrictions, the couple has parlayed their company’s successes into a sixth location. Their significant presence and established business expertise in the Northern Virginia community has made them valued partners of the School of Business at George Mason University, most specifically the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).  

  • September 19, 2022

    CIE's Fall 2022 Student Design Challenge is open to all #MasonInnovators, inviting students to reinvent the urban agriculture industry. Sign Up Today!

  • September 19, 2022

    CIE's Book Club connects the #MasonNation with entrepreneurial works. Register today to join us for this semester's selection: 25 Million Sparks.

  • November 28, 2022

    CIE will sell locally produced products at The Depot from 12-4pm on Thursdays & Fridays on the 2nd week of the month at Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar.

  • May 27, 2022

    CIE's program manager serves as a judge at InnovateTJ, a full day business pitch competition and workshop series held at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

  • April 12, 2022

    Rebecca Howick, interim director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, was interviewed by Connection in an article titled, What Goes into Being an Entrepreneur? Howick shared information about The Depot, the Center's pop-up retail farm stand that introduces students to the ins and outs of business. 

  • April 7, 2022

    Tickets Available for the CIE Wine and Cheese Tasting at Dolce Vita Restaurant