TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The mission of the TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is to empower students, entrepreneurs and the DFW community. We inspire and empower individuals at TCU in their pursuit of value creation.


Vision – To inspire and empower individuals in the pursuit of value creation

Mission – Promote an entrepreneurial culture and pursuit of value centered creation through:

  • Innovative and engaging programs and experiences

  • Community partnerships and collaborations

  • World class education and research by passionate and dedicated educators

  • Professional growth opportunities for internal constituents 

If you are an entrepreneur or dream of being one, this is the place for you. 

We welcome students from every major to test your ideas in competitions, pitch to investors for real cash, make decisions as an angel investor, meet successful entrepreneurs and network with entrepreneurial students at TCU and around the world. Already have a business? We provide useful research and resources to help you continue your success.


We encourage cross-campus applied learning by providing all TCU students with the opportunities, resources, education and networks that enable them to explore, create and realize their entrepreneurial dreams.


We conduct cutting-edge entrepreneurial research to improve the success of established entrepreneurs.

Community Partnerships

We advance the local and national entrepreneurial ecosystem through strategic partnerships with entrepreneurial organizations, incubators, Chamber of Commerce and city government.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator
  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Research

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
  • Student Training
  • Student Placement
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Marketing and Sales

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • Peer Mentoring
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Cindy James
Texas Christian University | Neeley School of Business
2900 Lubbock Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 257-4063 Ext: 4063