Through a grant of over $40,000 from the US State Department, business officials at Delaware State University have been able to cross international waters to create inroads with entrepreneurs in Uganda! Get the full surprising story from the official DSU release below!

The College of Business’ Global Entrepreneurship Education Initiative has launched a new initiative to train entrepreneurs in the Central African country of Uganda.

Supported by a $44,308 grant from the US State Department, the initiative is a part of the mission of the Global Entrepreneurship Education Initiative to provide entrepreneurship education in emerging and developing countries, to contribute to the emergence of local entrepreneurs.

Through the Garage (the COB’s innovation and maker’s space), and the Delaware Center for Enterprise Development (DCED), the COB will offer a curriculum tailored to current and prospective entrepreneurs in Uganda in partnership with Feminature Uganda, a women-led and youth empowerment organization in Arua, Uganda. The DSU Team will also work closely with the US Embassy in Kampala, Uganda on this program.

Through this curriculum, participants will be trained to develop the entrepreneurial mindset so that they can eventually take the plunge of starting their own ventures. Participants with a business idea will be coached to prove their business concept, conduct a feasibility analysis, write their business plan, and develop the skills necessary to raise the funds needed to finance their ventures. Participants will also learn the skills and techniques required to successfully manage their ventures and scale their business.

The COB Global Entrepreneurship Education Initiative was created by Dr. Constant D. Beugre, Professor of management and entrepreneurship and includes Ms. Lillie Crawford, Director of the DCED (Delaware Center for Enterprise Development) and Ms. Troy Farmer, Director of the Garage.

“Through the Global Education Initiative, the College of Business is helping to grow entrepreneurs in developing and emerging counties,” Dr. Beugre said.