The Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship aims to promote a new kind of entrepreneur: one capable of integrating personal virtue, cutting-edge entrepreneurial tools and long-term perspective to launch and grow enterprises that harness human creativity at the service of individuals and communities.
The Ciocca Center brings together practitioners, academics and students to address current issues and develop projects to help lift communities and allow human persons to flourish.

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    Enterprise solutions for the inner city

    The Busch School of Business and Economics is the first business school in the country to collaborate with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) on a broader vision of their Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program.

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    Connect with Catholics in Business

    Looking for fellow Catholic business people for networking, spiritual formation or accountability?  Use our interactive map to find Catholic business clubs near you.

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    Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship

    The competitive Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship program brings Catholic seniors from across the country to campus for weekend seminars where they explore the intersection of faith, business, markets, and freedom. 

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    The Pope and the CEO

    Ciocca Center Director Andreas Widmer shares the lessons he learned for business from his years as Pope Saint John Paul II’s bodyguard. 

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  • Entrepreneurship class


    We help students start their own micro-businesses, offer them exposure to rapid-growth, scalable companies, and facilitate regular contact with successful entrepreneurs.

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