center-for-business-and-graduate-studiesBowie State University students looking to start their own businesses have a new campus resource to provide them the support to grow their companies and connect with expert coaches.

The Entrepreneurship Academy (EA) is an initiative started by the College of Business in fall 2013 to provide a pathway of practical learning opportunities to help college and high school students, especially those from at-risk communities, establish and develop their own businesses. On Tuesday at 10 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate the grand opening of its Student Business Hatchery in the Center for Business and Graduate Studies, Room 1330.

The Student Business Hatchery will provide workspace for the top three winners of the first annual BSU Business Idea Competition, held in spring 2014. There, those students – Kevin Mack (‘14), Kristy Williams (Master of Public Administration) and senior Stanley Morgan (business administration) – will continue developing the concepts for their ventures and receive coaching and advice from members of the program’s advisory council, composed of local entrepreneurs, BSU faculty, company presidents, and other business professionals. Read Full