The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurial Leadership at Culver Academies.
The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur educates Culver students for leadership and responsible citizenship by challenging them to develop a deeper understanding of entrepreneurism through rigorous curricula and experiential learning.
It is the vision of The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur to develop entrepreneurs equipped to innovate and lead within the communities they touch.
The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur defines entrepreneurism as one’s ability to identify meaningful opportunities within social, environmental, and economic pursuits and to be responsible for creating sustainable solutions within those pursuits. Individuals leverage personal passions, acquire deep understandings, engage in reflective practices, and pursue collaborative efforts while assessing potential outcomes and risks associated with both predicted and unknown markets.
The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur was founded in 2006 with the magic of the entrepreneurial spirit at its core. It provides Culver students with the opportunity to apply creativity and innovation in a variety of marketplaces. Successful entrepreneurs and leading business thinkers frequent the entrepreneurial studies classrooms Co-curricular priorities remain to fund exclusive internship opportunities, to provide venture capital for start-up ideas, and to provide challenging business competitions.
Students engage in a developmental, core curriculum that focuses on the development of the entrepreneurial mindset, deliberate practice in innovation, problem-solving in business management, and operating two student-run businesses. The curriculum also features an honors program (e.g. start-up opportunities and research), an economics program, and a financial literacy program.
Student Management Teams
The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur owns two student-run businesses: Rubin Café and Eagle Outfitters. A specific Student Management Team runs each business. The teams consistent of a general manager, financial manager, marketing manager, and operations manager.
Problem-finders, innovators, and entrepreneurs exist everywhere. The competitions hosted by The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur seek to provide contexts for creative solutions. Competition participants have access to mentors and networking opportunities, while winners receive award money to continue the pursuit of their product, venture, or service.