Members of ESCALATE program pose for a group photo.


The Engineering Student Community Actively Learning Advanced Technical Entrepreneurship program is a living-learning community for first-year students that focuses on cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset.

Entrepreneurship–It’s Much More Than Starting a Business

Join a community of entrepreneurial-minded students that live together in a common residence hall during their freshman year and participate in co-curricular activities related to entrepreneurship.  Students also take two courses together, Personal Finance and Introduction to Entrepreneurship.

The Rose-Hulman ESCALATE program prepares our students with an entrepreneurial mindset, whether they are working in an existing company or starting a new venture. Students learn to develop an entrepreneurial mindset that is focused on identifying market opportunities, developing innovative solutions and capturing value to build companies and industries.

Entrepreneurship News


Alumnus Tim Balz Earns Innovation Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sawmill Society Weekend

Alumni Sawmill Society Supporting Students’ Entrepreneurial Ideas

Meet the ESCALATE faculty

Launch Root Quad
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