e2Advisors is pleased to announce the opening of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Experiential Development (CEED) at the Ketner School of Business, Catawba College in Salisbury, NC.
Working closely with the Dean of the Business School, Jay Abraham, and the newly appointed Director of CEED, Dr. Renee Just, e2Advisors developed the business plan for the Center which was approved by the Administration in January 2016. We then developed the curriculum for an Entrepreneurship concentration as part of the B.S.B.A. degree, which was approved by the faculty on March 1. Incubator space on campus for CEED Lab was identified and the facility opened on April 13th ready to review new venture applications from students and faculty.
We developed a series of workshops that run through the academic year. We are also assisting the Dean and Director in identifying mentors, establishing a well-respected Advisory Board of Entrepreneur Alumni, and identifying potential speakers for the speaker series. e2Advisors also developed all of the marketing materials and the web site for CEED (ceedcatawba.com)
CEED Lab, the entrepreneurial curriculum and the workshop programming were launched at the beginning of the school year in mid-August. The first year was a tremendous success, with all entrepreneurship classes fully subscribed, strong attendance at CEED events and the formation of six student ventures. Coming fall 2017 will debut the CEED Catapult, an on-campus accelerator to promote the most promising ventures from 2016.