Franz Center

The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is supports all University of Portland students in the development of leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation skills, knowledge, and mindsets.

Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Leadership

Leadership is the intentional process of inviting others to join together to address vital needs and goals within our relationships and our communities.

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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship at the University of Portland combines experiential learning opportunities with a values-based education that emphasizes integrity, opportunity recognition, risk-taking, and hard work. The Franz Center facilitates connections among students, alumni, faculty, and industry practitioners that enable powerful collaboration and real-world results.

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Innovation

Successful innovators are creative, passionate, strategic, and action-oriented. The Franz Center provides courses and experiences that equip students with the skills necessary to make their ideas reality.

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Contact

University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

503.943.8000

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