Wildcat Ventures

The Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy gives ACU students a chance to run a business through its Wildcat Ventures program. The program puts students in charge of planning and day-to-day operations for a variety of businesses operating on-campus. Profits go to support scholarships and student programs focused on entrepreneurship. 

Wildcat Ventures consists of a collection of student-run businesses on ACU’s campus. As of fall 2013, the program has four active businesses, including an on-campus café, a t-shirt company, a sales company, and a repair service for smartphones and tablets.


Join Our Team

All of our businesses are managed by and staffed with all ACU students. We’d love to hear from you if you have any interest in working for one of our businesses. You can visit ACU’s HR website for all current openings and relevant information such as hours, pay, and more. Most positions are filled at the beginning of each semester, but we will occasionally add employees throughout the year. Please feel free to email us at wildcatventures@acu.edu to inquire about current or future openings.

Have an idea?

We welcome any and all new ideas for potential businesses that we can add to our portfolio. If you have a suggestion or a business idea you’re passionate about starting, please email us at wildcatventures@acu.edu to setup a meeting.

Executive Team

The following students are leading Wildcat Ventures and its businesses for the 2013-14 school year:

  • President: Connor Osburn
  • Vice President & CFO: Colton Edmondson
  • CEO, The Crossing Café: Mandy Stratton
  • CEO, PhoneER: Shane Birchfield
  • CEO, Purple Collar Tees: Jason McVey
  • CEO, Aperture Research Group: Allison Phillips
  • CEO, Wildcat Software: Stephen Martin
  • CEO, UBikes: David Guinn
  • CEO, Stratagem Design: Hannah Bruce

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call us at 325-674-6293 or send us an email at wildcatventures@acu.edu.

Springboard Ideas Challenge
If you have an idea for a business, this is a chance to win up to $10,000 to help turn your idea into a reality.
If you have an idea for a business, this is a chance to win up to $10,000 to help turn your idea into a reality.

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