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Entrepreneurship Center

SMART™ MBA Consulting

Connecting Students with Companies

Westcliff University’s Strategic Management of Applied Research and Technology (SMART™) capstone program enables MBA students who are in their final semester to apply the latest graduate-level theories of business management to help local, national and global enterprises. The students provide recommendations for real-world challenges to overcome obstacles through an eight or sixteen-week professional consulting arrangement.

The MBA teams are hand-selected based on the project and matched with their work experience and curriculum in areas of strategy, marketing, finance, operations among others. Incorporating data-driven analysis and business insights, providing a fresh outside perspective to tackle business challenges.

The experience:

  • Work with a team of 5-6 MBA students
  • Dedicated project focus over an eight or sixteen-week timeframe
  • Faculty coaching and guided project management
  • Agreed upon project milestones keep projects on time and up to scope
  • Both oral and written deliverables at the end of the semester

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Real Companies. Real Impact.


Here’s what our partners have to say…




Our Partners

Our initial cohorts of the SMART™ program have included global powerhouses and independent startups, such as:




Agora Neos Inc.

Agora Neos, Inc. is creating an online Micro Bonds Issuance Platform for the municipal markets, aiming to enable more community involvement in financing local projects and create more efficiencies around the issuance process for cities and local governments.



BrightQuery’s mission is to provide the most trusted, accurate and up to-date information about U.S. companies. BQ tracks over 32 million public and private companies, consisting of all legal entities that file taxes and have one or more employees.


Champs Charter High School

Charter High School of Arts-Multimedia and Performing (CHAMPS) is an independent public charter high school offering small arts-infused academic classes including honors and advanced placement, as well as comprehensive academies for liberal arts, dance, drama, film, music, digital arts and robotics.


GIZA Systems

Giza Systems, a leading systems integrator in the MEA region, designs and deploys industry-specific technology solutions for asset-intensive industries such as the telecoms, utilities, oil and gas, hospitality and real estate among other market sectors. They help their clients streamline their operations and businesses through our portfolio of solutions, managed services, and consultancy practice.


Hera Hub

Hera Hub is the first international female-focused coworking space & business accelerator.  Their platform supports members through education, mentoring, and collaboration, while the office environment gives them access to a professional, productive space where they can grow a prosperous business, built on the foundation of a powerful community.


ISIK Engineering

ISIK Engineering designs and constructs material handling systems, hydromechanical equipment and bespoke solutions for steel production and hydropower industries.


Omni Print International

Omni Print International is one of the leading manufacturers of direct to garment (DTG) printers and provides printing services in the world. They offer cost effective solutions for full garment printing and have been recognized by the SGIA as one of the finest DTG printers on the market.


oVer LLC

oVer LLC is an advertising and events agency located in Irvine, California, that specializes in creating disruptive ideas for brands that want to stand out from the rest. Their goal is to deliver outstanding creative ideas based on brand truths that are relevant to the consumer needs to generate emotional bonds between brand & buyer.



Seekerz is a unique mobile-based trading platform. They employ AI and ML to securely and intelligently authenticate pre-owned luxury goods, providing a trusted buying, selling, and trading platform for the niche six billion dollar pre-owned streetwear market.


Shoelace Wireless

Shoelace Wireless’ mission is to make mobile Internet faster, cheaper and more reliable. They develop cooperative networking technologies that enable a mobile user to aggregate all wireless networks available to a single mobile device and/or on multiple nearby devices. Their patented approach is software-only and requires no changes to the current communication infrastructure.


Vena Vitals, Inc.

Vena Vitals, Inc. is re-innovating the way blood pressure is monitored by using soft stretchable sensors that can conform to the body and accurately measure arterial pulse. The technology developed by Vena Vitals, Inc. allows for measurements of continuous beat-to-beat blood pressure which provides a more comprehensive understanding of cardiovascular health.