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  • UC Spirit of Enterprise

    UC Spirit of Enterprise Graduate Business Plan Competition - One Of Several Competitions Available To Graduate and Undergraduate Students

    2013 UC Spirit of Enterprise judges, teams, students, faculty advisors and Cincom employees gather in the lobby of Cincom Systems Inc. to celebrate the winners!   Read More

  • 15th Annual Entrepreneurship Dinner & Awards Ceremony

    2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship

    The 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship will be presented to Donald "Buddy" LaRosa at the 15th Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony   Read More

  • California Scents Scholarship Recipient

    California Scents Scholarship Recipient Gage Whitehead

    Gage Whitehead received the CA Scents Scholarship Award at the 14th Annual Entrepreneurship Dinner & Recognition Banquet. Gage is a Kolodzik Business Scholar and President of the Entrepreneurship Club.   Read More

  • 2011 Cincom Spirit of Enterprise Champion Award Winners

    2013 Cincom Spirit of Enterprise Champion Award Winners

    Tom Nies, Founder, President & CEO, Cincom Systems, Inc. and major award sponsor of the $10,000 Cincom Spirit of Enterprise Champion Award with 2013winning team, VOC Diagnostics   Read More

  • Joshua Rudd Named 2012 Outstanding Entrepreneurship Student

    Joshua Rudd Named Outstanding Entrepreneurship Student

    Joshua Rudd, excellent undergraduate student, entrepreneur and student leader, was named the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Entrepreneurship at the 14th Annual Entrepreneurship Dinner and Awards Banquet   Read More

  • Dr. Dalziel Receives the Prestigious Leavey Award

    Dr. Thomas Dalziel Receiving the Prestigious Leavey Award

    Dr. Thomas Dalziel Receiving the Prestigious Leavey Award   Read More

  • Professor Tom Dalziel Leads Reality Check Team to Success

    Professor Thomas Dalziel Leads Reality Check Team to Success

    Cincinnatus Capital Management team members Jay Lame, Nick Bachus, Anthony Voveris and Brien Dulle took 3rd Place at the 3nd Annual Reality Check Undergraduate Business Plan Competition   Read More

  • UC Student Team Sustain-A-Watt Takes First Place in the Facebook Viewers' Choice Award at OCEC

    UC Team Sustain-A-Watt Accepting Award From Jim Petro, Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents

    The University of Cincinnati student team, Sustain-A-Watt, competed as semi-finalists in the Ohio Clean Energy Challenge winning First Place in the Facebook Viewers' Choice Award and the $1,500 prize money.   Read More

UC Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization (CEC) at the University of Cincinnati, established in 1997, seeks to create a world-class center for entrepreneurship education, research, and service. The center's vision and mission is to provide a state-of-the-art entrepreneurship curriculum not only for potential entrepreneurs, but also for people in the many organizations that interact with small, entrepreneurial and family owned businesses on a daily basis. Located in the Lindner College of Business Center of Centers at USquare, the CEC facilitates collaborative efforts between faculty and students from across the University as well as between the university and individuals and businesses in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The CEC’s threefold mission is to: (1) Accelerate the launch of new ventures and the commercialization of technology, (2) Improve strategic and intrapreneurial thinking in established organizations, and (3) Multiply social entrepreneurship.  CEC programs and initiatives, including its executive development program, Small Business Institute, and rigorous curriculum and competitions, among others, facilitate the entrepreneurial journey.

Highlights of the CEC’s activities include: (1) executive development and community education programs, (2) a faculty-guided, student-based field case study program which provides consulting services for local businesses (Small Business Institute Program), (3) a student internship program (Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Experience or EEE), (4) the UC-wide Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch (IQ EPitch) Competition, (5) the Young Entrepreneurs Seminar (YES), a day-long event for high school seniors to meet and exchange ideas with local entrepreneurs, (6) the UC MBA Business Plan Competition, (7) the UC Spirit of Enterprise Graduate Business Plan Competition.  (8) CEO Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, (9) the Charles Matthews Field Study Business Plan Case Competition for graduate and undergraduate students, (10) Bearcat Bridge Fund, (11) Bearcat Launch Pad, (12) Entrepreneurship Club, and (13) Innovation Initiative.  The CEC is affiliated with local incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurial support organizations including the Brandery, Cintrifuse, the Hamilton County Business Development Center, SCORE, among others.

The CEC at UC is actively engaged in developing a collaborative effort with other colleges of the University, such as Engineering, Medicine, Law, and Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning in order to advance the role of technology and entrepreneurship.

Below is a brief 3 minute video produced by 7/79 that profiles all the amazing resources and organizations (including of course UC and the LCoB) focused on supporting small, entrepreneurial, and family owned businesses right here in Greater Cincinnati.

 

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