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    The Waldron Center

    Entrepreneurship and family business

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  • This is a photo of the Waldron Center conference room.

    The Waldron Center

    Create your business plan and connect with student and alumni entrepreneurs

  • This is a photo of a student presenting at the Governor's Cup competition.

    The Waldron Center

    Compete with other student innovators in business plan competitions

  • This is a photo of David Waldron, the namesake of the Waldron Center.

    The Waldron Center

    The Waldron family's journey in business planted the seeds for the entrepreneurship and family business center


The Waldron Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business was created to focus on entrepreneurial academics and competitions for students and as well as business development for startups and family-owned businesses.

Our Mission

The Waldron Center supports entrepreneurship and family business through academic engagement, workshops, & outreach to build a community of innovation.

Our Founders 

How a second-generation Tennessee business, Waldron Enterprises, gave rise to the vision for the Waldron Center at Harding University

The Waldron Center is funded by David and Betsy Waldron of Murfressboro, Tennessee. Waldron, a 1976 Harding graduate, returned to a family business after college. His desire to create a resource at the University emphasizing family business and entrepreneurship led to the establishment of the center. David and brothers Charles and Greg operate Waldron Enterprises.

Picture of David and Betsy Waldron with Bruce McLarty

David and Betsy Waldron enjoy the dedication of the Waldron Center September 9, 2016, with Dr. Bruce McLarty, center.

Keep up with the latest on The Waldron Blog

Guest writers, features on local businesses, and updates on activities in the Waldron Center

Sharing the entrepreneurial experiences, challenges and collective wisdom of our friends at the Waldron Center.  Comments? Share with us!

Upcoming Events

Student Entreprenuer Holiday Showcase: Welcome to HU-ville | Nov. 17

This is a come and go event for all on Nov. 17 from 3-6 p.m. in the Mabee lobby. Learn more.

Business Interest Form

Interested in consulting with student startups? Are you an alumnus with skills to share, or  a small business owner who needs assistance? Reach out to us.

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