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Posted: 10/16/2012 - The University of Central Missouri and the Entrepreneur Zone joined forces to launch e2, ‘experience entrepreneurship’.
A ribbon cutting is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 24 at the facility located at 205 A North Holden, Warrensburg. UCM President Chuck Ambrose and Dean Roger Best, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies will offer remarks regarding e2 and assist in the ribbon-cutting. The public is invited to attend.
e2 will give student entrepreneurs opportunities to work in a student company venture, or to incubate and showcase their own venture with faculty support. Students would utilize this program and space in a variety of ways. Students will have the opportunity to network with the Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise (ESE) Advisory Board members, UCM faculty and staff and UCM alumni for mentoring and joint ventures. The goal of the new center is to extend learning within the classroom into hands-on business opportunities for our students that includes the Warrensburg community. Recipients of the space were chosen by ESE faculty and included winners of the Big Idea contest, hosted by the Entrepreneur Zone. IBE companies will also be supported with retail sales space. An IBE company, LiveRed, has started a thrift store in the space to generate ongoing profit for the e2 students and is further supporting e2 through sales of UCM coolers. This program gives students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in managing a small business.
The Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise (ESE) program in the Harmon College of Business & Professional Studies has grown substantially since starting in fall of 2010. The ESE has 69 majors and 5 minors as of Fall 2012.
For more information about e2 and the Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise program at UCM, contact McCord at 660-422-2857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.