Imagine U selects students from participating educational partners for training, workshops, mentorship, social, and other experiences. Using entrepreneurship and the exercise of launching new startup ventures, students emerge from the program with 1) unparalleled and highly valued workforce knowledge and skills, 2) a deep connection to the city of Memphis, and 3) a new business startup with the potential to scale. Imagine U is structured as part educational fellowship and part business accelerator exercising the belief that learning by doing leads to outsized education and startup outcomes.
Participating Universities and Colleges
Christian Brothers University is the oldest collegiate degree-granting institution in the city of Memphis, Tennessee offering both bachelor's and master's degrees.
Lemoyne Owen College is a fully accredited, four-year private historically black college located in Memphis, Tennessee, affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
Memphis College of Art is a small, private college of art and design located in Memphis, Tennessee offering both bachelor's and master’s degrees.
Rhodes College is a private, predominantly undergraduate, liberal arts college located in Memphis, Tennessee.
Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open access College located in Memphis, Tennessee offering Associate Degrees and Technical Certificates.
The University of Memphis is an American public research university located in Memphis, Tennessee and is the flagship institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
The Visible Music College offers is four-year college to equip musicians, technicians, and business professionals in skill and character for effective service in the music industry.