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Welcome To The CEI

WCU’s Corporation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) provides faculty, staff and university services to assist your business with problem solving, testing, consulting services, and training.  In the past year, we assisted regional businesses with strategic planning, acquisition integration, DNA testing, chemical analysis, quality training, lean manufacturing training, leadership coaching, economic impact studies, marketing solutions, patent commercialization, financial analyses, and a host of other services.  We also work closely with WCU’s Rapid Prototype Center to provide engineering and design services. Talk with us about helping your business to get to the next level. Contact Ed Wright at for information or to set up a visit.

Call for Capstone Projects

The College of Business at Western Carolina University is seeking business and organizational clients for our senior student Business Capstone Course.  The course trains students to conduct marketing, competitive benchmarking, and industry research to provide selected clients with research-based, strategic plans, and recommendations for improving the sustainability of their organization.  Selected clients are interviewed by the students near the beginning of the semester and receive a formal presentation of the student team’s main findings and recommendations at the end of the semester.  There is no cost to the client company. 

We thank you for your consideration. The real-life experience for the students is an invaluable addition to their classroom education. Equally, student exploration often provides the client with a fresh perspective on existing strategy and processes.

Request to have your business project considered!

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