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Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship

Where Entrepreneurs Develop and Launch Successful Business Ventures

The largest hurdle for new business ventures is the transition from idea generation to product launch, often due to the lack of startup capital and strategic counsel as research has shown us1. In fact, 90 percent of all start-ups fail based on a number of key factors; lack of market need, lack of sufficient capital, assembly of the wrong team, and superior competition2.

At the Peate Institute, we help you develop and refine your business concept to address market needs. You'll learn how to launch and differentiate your company through our one-of-a-kind offerings, featuring:

  • a hands-on, personalized approach to your learning
  • an MS in Entrepreneurship degree you can earn while you launch your business
  • professors who empower you to create innovative products that are both good for business and better for the world

 

Built For You To Thrive

Full Tuition Scholarships at the Pepperdine Graziadio Peate Institute

Receive Full Scholarships

We provide full-tuition scholarships to 15 program participants annually.

Peate Institute Master's Degree Credit

Earn Degree Credit

We award academic credit toward your MS degree when you reach start-up milestones.

Start-Up Environment at the Pepperdine Graziadio Peate Institute

Learn In a Start-Up Environment

Our incubator program offers facilities, equipment, and a community environment that are set up for your success.

Networking Opportunities at the Pepperdine Graziadio Peate Institute

Access a Built-In Network

Access advisors, faculty, and industry professionals working in Venture Capital.

Private Capital Markets reports

Leverage Financing and Capital Research

Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project produces ongoing research about financing and capital sources for small and mid-sized companies.

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Most Fundable Companies

We bridge the gap between early-stage startups and funding, providing instant analysis on fundability.

Designed by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs

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Los Angeles, California

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Now a leader in entrepreneurship for healthcare, technology, entertainment, and other industries, Los Angeles, California, is a metropolis in which culture meets commerce, and diverse points of view inspire bold thinking for business. 

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1 "Starting Your Own Private Business: Practical Tips for Young Entrepreneurs," Ernst & Young, www.ey.com/ca, (2014)
2 Erin Griffith, "Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders," Fortune, www.fortune.com, (March 2, 2015)