Build innovation. Startup Ecosystem.
The CEL Entrepreneurial Consulting Team (CELect) delivers impact to 3 different startup communities [Please scroll down to see where in Fall 2023]. Students work with local entrepreneurs by applying their critical thinking skills to early-stage business challenges in marketing, resource management and strategy.

Student Testimonials: Testimonial #1 | Testimonial #2

Client Testimonials: Adalo | Balto | Well Principled

**Open to ALL WashU students, Law School students have a cross-listed course number.**

Application for FL23 has now closed and selections have been made. We will open the application for Spring 2024 in early November 2023. We look forward to future opportunities to work with you!

Course Numbers:
B63.MGT.501C (graduate)-Law School students are cross-listed
B53.MGT.401C (undergraduate)

3 credit hours-8 week course *This course begins with kickoffs the week before the semester begins. Details below.

“The CELect course provided me with a unique opportunity to work with real start up companies in a new cultural setting. I was able to develop greater cultural competency, problem solving skills, and professional communication skills while working on a team of students with diverse skillsets from programs across the university.”
Caleb Logan, Fall 2022 Inkan student consultant

“As a law student without much experience int he business world, CELect game me a real-world look at St. Louis startups” -Ryan Short, Fall 2022 uFab student consultant

CELect was a valuable experience where I got to work in a team to solve real-life problems that startup CEOs face every day. Through this experience, I learned a lot, not only about the consulting professions but also about the startup culture as well. I highly recommend others to challenge themselves as well” Yu June Park, Fall 2022 Bold Xchange student consultant

Getting Started

  • Application for FL23 is now closed.
    • For financial assistance to participate on the travel programs, please see Student Access Fund


Kickoffs: Please note dates are prior to the beginning of the spring semester and mandatory, so confirm your availability to attend and if the section you are applying to has required travel.

  • St. Louis Section: (In person) August 23-25 in STL, 2 hours per day
  • NYC Section: Cohort Kickoff will be ON-SITE in NYC August 23-25
    • Students are responsible for all expenses for travel, lodging, meals, on ground transportation while in NYC.
  • International Section: Cohort Kickoff will be ON-SITE in Barcelona August 19-25
    • Student Course Fee of $1450, includes lodging but does not include airfare.

-Final Presentations:  End of Mini A

Please check the course listing to see class times for each section during the remainder of the term following kickoffs.