The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Schmidthorst College of Business at Bowling Green State University is one of 20 centers worldwide recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Learn more about the Paul J Hooker Center.

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At Bowling Green State University, entrepreneurship is defined as the pursuit of opportunities through vision, leadership and passion that challenges the status quo and transforms products, markets, services or organizations. Entrepreneurship implies risk-taking, innovation and growth, not necessarily ownership, and can occur in organizations of various sizes and at different stages of development.

The goal of the BGSU Entrepreneurship program is to:

  • Encourage creativity, self-reliance and a "can-do" attitude among business and non-business students through exposure to the entrepreneurship attitude.
  • Promote an understanding and appreciation of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial organizations.
  • Assist students in the development of their own entrepreneurial plans in an applied learning experience.

The Hatch, an event similar to Shark Tank,
where more than


has been invested into student businesses

The entrepreneurship program at BGSU is ranked in the top


of universities in the country

Has expanded the incubation program to
assist BGSU students through


of available funds donated by alumni


Updated: 05/16/2024 02:53PM