CEO is a student-led campus organization that empowers students, from any major, to gain hands-on entrepreneurship insights and experiences.
CEO at Simpson College affiliates with the national Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization to connect and network with other chapters across the country.
Students work in entrepreneurial teams on real-world projects such as re-igniting the Simpson yearbook, launching an on-campus game rental business, and exploring their own business ideas. Collaborating with CEO class members provides insights from other students’ perspectives.
As a key component of the Emerge@Simpson program, CEO participants interact with Des Moines metro-area entrepreneurs, meet with area business leaders, and attend startup community events such as 1 Million Cups in Des Moines.
CEO also plans and hosts the annual Start Up Storm conference during Global Entrepreneurship Week each November, providing valuable planning and leadership experiences to participants.