Mike Bradshaw is the new director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship after serving as the CIE’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence since 2021.
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a finalist for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team of the Year in the Triple E Awards, which focus on university programs that involve and benefit students and the local community.
Senior Sami Belcher’s idea caught the attention of judges who selected her poster-making business—Halfway Down Design Co.—as the winner of the recent Student Fly! Pitch Contest, held in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Now celebrating its second year in operation, the Hatch It! Lab is far more than just a place to make 3D-printed defense weapons. Students in 41 courses such as botany, literature, psychology, Afrofuturism, education and criminal justice have used the lab.
Urban Vision Initiative moves past boot camp and closer to goal of empowering successful entrepreneurs
Veatrice Conley and eight other would-be entrepreneurs recently completed their first milestone, graduating from the six-week Urban Vision Initiative boot camp consisting of six four-hour sessions on Saturday mornings to stabilize their new businesses or tweak business plans.
The philosophy behind the Urban Vision Initiative is that “anyone can be an entrepreneur and that entrepreneurship can be a pathway out of poverty.”