Upcoming Events

Join us for any of our upcoming events! Ideas for other events and programs? Please reach out!

All registrations for Lucas Center programs are available on our Eventbrite page (linked here).

Mentor Opportunities

Our Mentor Meetups are an opportunity for your volunteer mentors to meet each other, ask questions and get clarification for their entrepreneurs, and sign up for mentor orientation or trainings.

All of our programs have flexible opportunities for mentors to get involved and help entrepreneurs as they start and grow. Click on the registration link for any of the programs here to find a link to the mentor registration pages.

The Lucas Challenge: Business Pitch Competition

The Lucas Center’s Annual Business Pitch Competition is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to win cash prizes to support the formation of their business. Workshops, coaching, and mentoring accompany the Pitch Competition schedule.

Register yourself or your team in one of four categories: general business ideas, food/restaurant ideas, sustainability solutions, and technology.

Idea Bootcamp

Any aspiring entrepreneurs from the College or community are welcome to join us for a full-day workshop. Come with just a business idea and leave with a startup plan! Our full-day workshops include meals and opportunities to connect with other entrepreneurs, mentors, and partners in our local community.


8-Week Program for Existing Businesses Ready to Grow

Our fall cohort of ACCELER8 is currently accepting applications through Sept. 9.

ACCELER8 is designed for existing businesses who are ready to grow through weekly sessions on marketing, financials, operations, and strategy.

Lucas Forum (Formerly 1 Million Cups)

First Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Tipsy McSway’s (1414 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA)

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month as local entrepreneurs share their stories, plans, and challenges. All are welcome in this supportive event to learn more about exciting endeavors in our community.

Mentoring and Coaching

If these schedules don’t work for you, please contact us for private coaching and mentoring for your business idea or growth plans.