Center for Black Entrepreneurship

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center-for-black-entrepreneurship-blackstone-launchpad.jpegThe Center for Black Entrepreneurship (CBE), is the first-ever academic center of its kind to produce, train, and support a new generation of Black entrepreneurial talent. The CBE will be located on the campuses of Spelman College and Morehouse College in Southwest Atlanta. Spelman plans to house the CBE in its new academic facility, the Center for Innovation & the Arts, set to open in 2024.

The CBE seeks to eliminate the access barrier between Black entrepreneurs, professional investors, and business builders by leveraging education, mentorship, access to capital, and opportunity. By building on a strong existing culture of entrepreneurship at Spelman and Morehouse, the CBE will grow the pipeline of Black business talent and innovation and help bridge the divide between the business and technology sectors and the next generation of Black entrepreneurs.

The launch of the CBE was powered by $10 million in anchor funding from Bank of America, to support the development of an academic curriculum, faculty recruitment, co-curricular programming, and an online certificate program.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Spelman College

CBE Partners