Charles H. Diller Jr.
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation

The Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation works toward: Improving the awareness of entrepreneurship as a career choice and as a crucially important economic activity among the campus community. Raising the profile of Shippensburg University as an attractive place to study, work, and visit. Facilitating the members of campus community to enter the entrepreneurial career. Provide members of entrepreneurial ecosystem an access to co-operate with and participate in the entrepreneurial projects of campus community.

The center also provides additional funding for:

  • student competitions
  • speakers
  • entrepreneurship mentors
  • student organizations
  • seminars
  • conferences and other opportunities

Otso Massala Dr. Otso Massala
Associate Professor - Finance / Supply Chain Management Department
Director - Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation



AlixRoubyAlix Rouby
Director of MBA Recruitment, Business Internships and Entrepreneurial Outreach

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Business Plan Competition is an opportunity for students attending one of the State System's 14 state-owned universities to compete for prize money of up to $10,000 for their innovative ideas. Winners receive prize money to assist in making their dreams of becoming an entrepreneur come true.

All competitors are encouraged to use their imagination to create their best business ideas. Each university has faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing personal attention to students' ideas to prepare them for launch in today's marketplace. A team of judges reviews the business plans, and the finalists, as well as all of the competitors, are recognized at an awards ceremony.

Global Entrepreneurship Week USA is November 13 - 19, 2017

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.  GEW is celebrated in 160 countries as the flagship campaign of the  Global Entrepreneurship Network.

GEW Startup Cities are working cross-sector to create dynamic and powerful entrepreneurial ecosystems. GEW USA focuses on cities with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems and concentrated efforts to support local businesses and entrepreneurs. Learn more.