A curriculum that intersects sport management and entrepreneurship

Trinity entrepreneurship Stumberg competition
Students participating in Trinity's Annual Stumberg Competition.

The Sport Entrepreneurship Academy offers an unmatched curriculum that taps into the interdisciplinary nature of Trinity's entrepreneurship and sport management programs. (Students will receive college credit for the award-winning ENTR 2111: Introduction to Entrepreneurship I course.) Students learn about issues in the sports industry from real professionals and organizations in San Antonio and offer solutions through a hands-on approach, brainstorming and creating a product with a small team. This experiential learning pushes well beyond traditional sport management and sport entertainment programs by emphasizing creativity and problem solving. With fewer than 20 students selected for the Academy each summer, students receive individualized attention from our award-winning faculty and learn to use small teams to make big impacts.

An experience developing an original product or service, from idea to pitch

Our faculty work at the forefront of their disciplines, and they are eager to show students the latest advances in teaching and scholarship. Students, working in small teams that are hand-selected based on personalities and strengths, will be guided by the expertise of Trinity professors. Over two weeks, students will identify problems facing the local and national sports industry and create a product or service that addresses an issue, building it from brainstorm to development. The Sport Entrepreneurship Academy concludes with a pitch competition, where students will present their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of San Antonio entrepreneurs and sports professionals.

A behind-the-scenes look at real-world sports industry

In July 2016, Brittany Haby '15 became a Denise DeBartolo York Fellow for the San Francisco 49ers.

The Sport Entrepreneurship Academy leverages Trinity's entrepreneurship and sport management programs and their deep local, national, and international relationships to offer a window into cutting-edge learning on campus and in San Antonio. San Antonio and its dynamic sports industry scene serve as a real-world laboratory for students to explore their interests. With site visits and meetings with sport industry leaders, including Trinity alumni, students will begin to discover the opportunities for career paths and growth in sport management and entrepreneurship.

A glimpse into life as a Trinity Tiger

Life as a trinity tiger and leeroy the tiger

Students will stay in residence halls on Trinity’s campus, exploring our 125 acres of red-brick buildings, sparkling fountains, and native live oaks. They will eat like a Tiger at Mabee Dining Hall and build their products in state-of-the-art classrooms in our Center for the Sciences & Innovation. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, San Antonio is the perfect backdrop for two weeks of discovery on our campus.



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