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 2022]. 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.**

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

3 credit hours-8 week course

“The CELect program offers an unparalleled, hands-on learning experience for students interested in entrepreneurship, teamwork, and problem solving. If you are looking to apply the concepts you’ve learned in the classroom and grow your analytical and teamwork skills, there really isn’t a more robust learning experience.”   Julie Zhang, Fall 2020 student participant

“Law students don’t get much experience in interacting with real clients. CEL really provides the opportunity for me to see things from a startup founder’s perspective, to understand their goals and vision for their “baby.” -Mingqian Li, Fall 2020 student participant

There is a reason Washington University is a top tier education and it’s because of programs like the CELect Program and their students.” Fady Hawatmeh, Clockwork, Fall 2020 client

Getting Started

  • Application for FL22 is now closed.



  • St. Louis Section: (All Virtual) August 22-24, 5-7pm (CT) each day
  • NYC Section: First team session will be ON-SITE in NYC August 24-26
  • International Section: First team session will be ON-SITE in Barcelona August 19-25

-Final Presentations:  Friday, October 7, 2022 (last day of class)


-Section 1: St. Louis Section Classes: Tuesdays 3-3:50pm

-Section 2: NYC Section Classes: Fridays 10-11am

-Section 3: International Section Classes: Fridays 11am-Noon