August 31, 1987Dr. Bob Brockhaus & Dr. Jerry Katz open the doors to the 22nd Center for Entrepreneurship in the U.S.
August 31, 1988The Center creates the Missouri Collegiate Entrepreneur Awards to honor youth entrepreneurs.
August 31, 1991The Coleman Foundation endows the Coleman Professorship in Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University.
August 31, 1992The Price Institute of New York and Babson College present Dr. Jerry Katz with the Edwin Apple Award for Entrepreneurship Education.
August 31, 1993The Center co-hosts the Family Business Educators' Conference.
August 31, 1994The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship names the Center the winner of its National Model Program Award.
August 31, 1994The Center and Dr. Bob Brockhaus launches the Family Firm Forum, which specializes in assisting family businesses.
August 31, 1994The Academy of Management presents Dr. Jerry Katz with its Grand Prize for Divisional Innovation.
August 31, 1995The Center hosts the International Family Firm Institute Conference.
August 31, 1995Inc Magazine names Dr. Jerry Katz as the "Cyberpreneur," and identifies him as one of its top small-business researchers.
August 31, 1995The Academy of Management honors Dr. Jerry Katz with its Grand Prize for Divisional Innovation for a second time, while the academy's Entrepreneurship Division honors him with its Outstanding Contribution Award.
August 31, 1995Dr. Bob Brockhaus is elected to be a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business.
August 31, 1996Success Magazine ranks SLU's graduate program in Entrepreneurship #6 in the nation and its faculty #1 in the nation.
August 31, 1997U.S. News & World Report ranks SLU's graduate program in Entrepreneurship #21 in the country. Success Magazine again names the faculty #1 in the country.
August 31, 1998The Center expands the Missouri Collegiate Entrepreneur Awards to include all of North America, and the award is renamed North Amercia College Award.
August 31, 1998The Center helps the Lindbergh School District in St. Louis County establish an Entrepreneurship curriculum in its Lindbergh Academy.
August 31, 2000The Academy of Management's Entrepreneurship Division presents Dr. Jerry Katz with its Outstanding Mentor Award.
August 31, 2000The Small Business Institute presents its Homer Saunders Mentor Award to Dr. Bob Brockhaus. Meanwhile Potchefstroom University (S. Africa) names him an Extraordinary Professor in Entrepreneurship.
August 31, 2002National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers awards the Center the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
August 31, 2002North America Collegiate Entrepreneur Awards renamed Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, which are still run to this day by Entrepreneur Organization.
August 31, 2002U.S. News & World Report ranks SLU's Undergraduate program in Entrepreneurship #17 and the Graduate program in Entrepreneurship #21 in the nation.
August 31, 2006With generous support from Jim Allsup, the Center launches the Allsup Summer Entrepreneurship Academy to offer high school students an opportunity to learn entrepreneurial concepts and principles, including how to start their own business.
August 31, 2007The Center launches the Smurfit-Stone Entrepreneurial Alumni Hall of Fame to recognize and celebrate graduates of Saint Louis University who have contributed to our society and economy through entrepreneurial leadership in corporate and independent ventures, as well as in public, civic and social organizations.
August 31, 2007Dr. Jerry Katz launches the Gateway Series for Entrepreneurship Research to promote advances in scholarship on entrepreneurship and related disciplines.
August 31, 2008The Center launches Idea to Product, which is a unique academic competition looking at ideas at their earliest stage.
August 31, 2009Dr. Jerry Katz launches the Billiken Angel Network, a group of investors coupled with a $1 million sidecar co-investment fund from SLU’s endowment that focuses on finding SLU-DNA opportunities to invest in.
August 31, 2010The Center opens Habitat for Neighborhood Business, a volunteer, not-for-profit organization that develops retail and service business centers in economically distressed neighborhoods. The initial focus has been in North St. Louis City.
January 1, 2011U.S. News & World Report ranks SLU's Undergraduate program in Entrepreneurship #13 and the Graduate program in Entrepreneurship #17. This marks 19 straight years of being ranked in the top 25 nationally.
January 1, 2011The Center launches the Institute for Private Business to help owners of family and other private businesses to resolve critical issues, shape the future growth and power the future of the St. Louis region.
August 31, 2011Fortune Magazine names SLU's Entrepreneurship Program as one of five schools chosen that stand out among the 2,264 schools for entrepreneurs.
January 1, 2012The Center launches Entrepreneurship Diplomate, a noncredit certificate for students and community members that promotes entrepreneurial mindsets, skills, and connections to help make students from any school better entrepreneurs.
August 1, 2012The Center launches Diamond In the Rough, which identifies, supports and rewards the most promising student entrepreneurs at Saint Louis University. SLU's Diamond In the Rough provides training, mentoring and support to students from all schools who own and run their own businesses.
August 2, 2012Today in America with Terry Bradshaw selects the Center for Entrepreneurship to be featured in a national broadcast about Entrepreneurship education excellence.
August 3, 2012With generous support from the J.W. & Mildred Kisling Foundation, the Center for Entrepreneurship names the Volunteer Office in the Center for Entrepreneurship after this great entrepreneurial family.