Bowie State University to Host HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference

Bowie State University’s (BSU) Entrepreneurship Innovation Center (EIC), will be hosting its HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Bowie State University

The event will be hybrid. Registration is open and free.

“Our conference takes entrepreneurship beyond the classroom and will help promote entrepreneurship education across all departments at HBCUs as fundamental to a students’ higher education experience,” said Johnetta Hardy, executive director of the EIC. “We want administrators from HBCUs to engage with successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, students, researchers and other conference participants to foster an entrepreneurial mindset that they will inject at their colleges and universities upon their return.”

More than 25 virtual sessions will take place, on topics such as experiential education in entrepreneurship; connecting communities to entrepreneurial ecosystems; building strong university entrepreneurship ecosystems; closer working relationships; and measuring entrepreneurship education success based on competencies and skills.

The event will feature keynote speakers including Philip Gaskin, vice president of entrepreneurship of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Al Reynolds, co-host of FOX Soul’s TEA G-I-F and business development executive; and Clifton L. Taulbert, Pulitzer nominee and CEO.