Get Involved with PJHC



Hatchlings are students who have the opportunity to pitch a business idea to potential investors. They receive mentorship and guidance as they work to fully develop and think through their ideas. Modeled after the TV show “Shark Tank,” this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for BGSU students.

Entrepreneurship Minor Undergraduate Catalog

Students interested in entrepreneurship should consider enrolling in BGSU’s ESHP minor. The curriculum includes introductory, core, venture creation, intrapreneurial and capstone courses designed to teach the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. The minor is available for business and non-business majors.



Mentors are graduates and business professionals who have the chance to bestow their experience and expertise to current Hatchlings. They help foster new business ideas and support the Hatchlings on their journeys.


Investors for The Hatch have the opportunity to hear fresh, new business ideas and can invest before anyone else. If you are looking for a unique investment opportunity, consider becoming an investor. You could earn a great return and would be helping a BGSU student while doing it.

Industry and/or Functional Expertise

If you have entrepreneurial expertise that you want to share with students or faculty in the department, we would love to hear your input. We encourage guest speakers and are open to new ideas.

Donations and Fundraising

If you are interested in supporting the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership through donations or fundraising assistance, please fill out the form below.

Connect with Us

To get involved, please contact Dean Jennifer Percival at

Updated: 11/09/2022 04:38PM