Entrepreneurship in Action
Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week) at BGSU is the most significant annual event for the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business. Each April, the college hosts entrepreneurial leaders from around the world to share their experience and expertise through presentations and other events including The Hatch, the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame and the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship. Several E-Week events are open to the general public.
E-Week is also a time to showcase the accomplishments of students, recognize alumni and have some fun. Each year, the programming is developed around a central theme, and the theme for 2023 is sustainability. Alumni and world-renowned speakers will discuss sustainable ventures within our communities, businesses, and everyday lives that create positive social impacts within our community.
E-Week 2023 Schedule
April 11-14, 2023
Tuesday, April 11
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: Young Entrepreneurs – Creating a Sustainable Life & Community
Wednesday, April 12
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: Leveraging Digital Technology for a Sustainable Community & Business
Scholarship Honors and Awards Reception
Recognizing our 2022-23 scholarship recipients and donors
Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame Ceremony
Help us honor three outstanding alumni joining the ranks of inductees who have demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit helping to shape our economies, drive growth, change industries and improve our quality of life.
Thursday, April 13
Watch our Hatchlings student entrepreneurs present their business ideas to alumni investors, vying for funds to launch their businesses in a format similar to the popular television show “Shark Tank.”
Friday April 14
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship
Culminating E-Week, this renowned program welcomes world-class entrepreneurs for day of inspiring presentations. Speaker announcements and ticket sales coming soon.
Student Success Stories
Learning about entrepreneurship and being inspired by the entrepreneurial leaders brought to campus has opened new career paths for many BGSU students. To date, more than $800,000 has been pledged for investment in student ideas through The Hatch, and those investments - along with the support of our alumni mentors - has made a significant impact.
To learn more, read some of our student success stories below.
Updated: 01/30/2023 03:08PM