The Entrepreneurs Association at John Carroll University (EA) exists to grow generations of entrepreneurial leaders and students in Northeast Ohio who give first as they turn bold ideas into legacies.

We offer a premier opportunity for members to:

  • Mentor each other and students

  • Create unique, timely learning experiences

  • Collaboratively build enduring businesses

Build Legacies

From Bold Ideas

Give First

Mentor Students & Each Other


What You Need to Grow When You Need It

What Is Our Purpose?

The Entrepreneurs’ Association (EA) at John Carroll University promotes authenticity in business.


We celebrate and support each other through the challenges and the successes we face in the financial, operational, and personal aspects of starting, running, growing, and transitioning a business enterprise.


We are entrepreneurs, business owners, and business leaders who grow together through the following activities:


  • Engagement. EA members share best practices and build mutually beneficial relationships through unique opportunities and events where we gather to learn about and discuss business trends, successes, and challenges.

  • Education. EA members listen and learn from each other and from experienced professionals on relevant topics that affect all aspects of their business. Members also have access to John Carroll University students for internships and employment opportunities.

  • Paying it Forward. EA members are invested in paying it forward by sharing their knowledge, resources, and experience with John Carroll University entrepreneurship students, and by assisting John Carroll University faculty by providing practical knowledge and assistance to enrich the educational ecosystem of John Carroll University. EA members are excited to contribute to the Greater Good principles reflected in the Jesuit tradition of “being a Person for Others.”