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Got a business idea? We’re here to help!

Have you dreamed of starting your own business? Or, are you already working on a business idea and need support to take the next step?

The staff of TWU’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs wants to help you make your dream of independence and success come true. We offer free tools and resources, as well as mentoring and encouragement.

Every business is different, but we know how to get you started in the right direction. Contact us to learn more.

InnovateHER Entrepreneurial Scholarships

Looking for a way to pay for part of your studies while developing your new business idea? Apply to be an InnovateHER Entrepreneurial Scholar.

An InnovateHER scholar

This scholarship program awards up to 20 scholarships of $2500 each with the opportunity to renew (pending state funding) an additional year, with a potential total value of $5,000. No matter where you live now, you are eligible to apply if you plan to attend TWU and meet the other eligibility requirements.

This scholarship is non-discipline specific. Select any major offered atTWU — from kinesiology to nursing, from teaching to nutrition. If you have a business in mind that builds off the bachelor’s or master’s degree you will earn at TWU, we encourage you to apply for the InnovateHER Entrepreneurial Scholarship.

This scholarship program offers several benefits to help you become a small business owner:

  • Business plan development with help from a mentor
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Specialized entrepreneurial training and workshops

We’ve already awarded 72 scholarships, totaling more than $432,000. Learn more about these future Texas business owners.


The Center hosts many events throughout the year with you in mind. Check out our Professional Development page for details on the various activities offered, many of them free for TWU students.

If you are looking for someone to bounce ideas off of or to talk to and get advice, please contact us for more information about how to get matched with a mentor.

Page last updated 3:15 PM, November 20, 2023