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The Spring 2015 Entrepreneurial Celebration was a great success!
Fourteen students shared their“Pinnacle Pitch” in hopes of receiving the “Pinnacle Entrepreneur Prize”.
First place went to Max Fashola for his apparel business, V.I.N.T.A.G.E., which appeals to young people and connects them to a higher purpose. Second place went to Mahnoor Sheikh for her business idea, Mothers for Education, which will provide funds for education to mothers in Pakistan, through exporting clothing that the mothers sew. Lia Valdesuso received 3rd place for What’s Good HOCO, a smartphone application that provides information on events and activities in Howard County.

Save the date for the Fall 2015 semester - December 2, 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