Perricelli-Gegnas Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Bucknell's Perricelli-Gegnas Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation serves as a catalyst that helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset — one that is resilient, resourceful, curious and solutions-focused. By providing experiential learning opportunities, the center equips students with a versatile set of skills that will enhance their ability to navigate complex problems, transform challenges into opportunities and contribute meaningfully to diverse fields.

The center helps students from all three of Bucknell's colleges develop entrepreneurial skills through a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem. Taking the concept beyond the classroom, students engage in hands-on opportunities that allow them to create products, imagine innovative new businesses and consider solutions to global problems in any discipline. With a focus on ethics and the common good, the center's program teaches students to take purposeful, experiential action to bring new ideas to life.


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Existing Programs for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Bucknell's Small Business Development Center

The SBDC gives entrepreneurs the knowledge and skills they need to start and grow successful businesses.

BizPitch Competition

Bucknell's annual BizPitch Competition offers students the opportunity to present early-stage concepts for new products, services or their own startup companies.


In support of the Maker Movement, Bucknell offers three distinct spaces where students are free to explore, create and imagine.

The Perricelli-Gegnas Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation will encompass space and resources that provide a creative, action-oriented environment for the entire Bucknell community.

For more information about the center, contact:

If you are interested in supporting the Center with a gift, please contact:
Mary Ann Sigler Stanton '89, director of development