About the Center

About the Center


About Us

The Duree Center for Entrepreneurship enjoys a rich legacy offering experiential and entrepreneurial learning opportunities for university students and company founders. In 2020, Lindenwood University acquired the Innovation and Technology and Entrepreneur Network (ITEN), which itself was founded in 2008. ITEN helped tech entrepreneurs launch successful new business ventures by offering educational programs and services, all without requiring equity participation. Throughout its history, ITEN assisted hundreds of startups whose companies created over a thousand jobs and raised millions of dollars.

The Duree Center will continue its focus on collaborative partnerships with other Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESO) to offer customized programs and services meeting the needs of the local, regional, and statewide entrepreneurial ecosystem.  These services are in conjunction with Real Experience opportunities for students through delivery of programs in social entrepreneurship and seeding secondary education entrepreneurship.


The Center was established with a generous gift from Rick Duree, Lindenwood alum and dynamic member of the St. Charles business community.


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