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Fall 2014 Entrepreneurial Celebration was a great event for students and community!

The Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence (CEBE) hosted the 18th Entrepreneurial Celebration on December 2nd.  Pinnacle Advisory Group sponsored the event. Seventeen students from ENTR-101, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, shared their “Pinnacle Pitch” in hopes of receiving the “Pinnacle Entrepreneur Prize”. The students presented their business ideas to an audience of the college and business community, family members, and peers. First and second place students were awarded the Pinnacle Entrepreneur Prize which will assist them in developing their business idea and/or for tuition next semester. In addition, third prize was provided by the CEBE. First place went to Aleksander Petrov for his business idea, Pheidi, which is a smart phone workout application for runners and cyclists, which connects athletes for the purposes of competing and accountability. Second place went to Glenn Lucas for his business, Third Day Vineyards, which provides hands-on winemaking experience for the public, starting with choosing the grapes from the vineyard. Elisa Trojillo received 3rd place for Fret It Up, a guitar with illuminating fret lights and other learning assistance features that make learning and playing the guitar easier. Mark your calendars NOW for the Spring Celebration - MAY 5, 2015.

New Babson College Partnership! Exciting opportunity for Entrepreneurship and Business Administration AA students to transfer to Babson College, one of the best entrepreneurial colleges in the U.S.!  

The Scott E. Caplan Endowment Fund seeks to increase entrepreneurship in the county.  The CEBE works with this program to provide opportunities for HCC students to receive hands-on experience in a local business. 

CEBE Mission and Vision

The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence (CEBE) is to bring holistic entrepreneurial education and business growth to Howard County.

The vision of CEBE is that opportunities for innovative business ideas are born and fostered here in Howard County, while the reach of those businesses extends as far as the entrepreneur’s imagination.
You provide the passion

Take a minute to view the inspiring Youtube video, "Entrepreneurs Can Change the World" by Get Grasshopper.  You will find support for your entrepreneurial dream at the CEBE at HCC. Whether your innovation is in the idea stage - or you want help pitching it to investors - or your established business needs a growth strategy, the Entrepreneurship program at HCC can provide the knowledge, skills, and resources to help you achieve your goals! 

We provide the resources

  • Support - Entrepreneurs receive one-to-one guidance and support from a business coach.  The coach is a partner who provides resource coordination, motivation and accountability.
  • Courses - Classes are designed to meet your needs and may include experiential learning, mentoring and team project work.  In addition to face-to-face classes, we offer individualized courses for entrepreneurs that are customized to meet you where you are. Visit this page for more information on course structure and opportunities.
  • Business space in the Center located in Duncan Hall 310 A which includes basic office equipment, meeting space, collaborative environment and much more.
  • Rocket marketing competitions each semester.

Have questions? 
Call (443-518-4111) or email Betty Noble, Director of the CEBE and Entrepreneurship faculty coordinator