Joining the 2017 Hatch students were (left) Kirk Kern, interim director of the Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; President Mary Ellen Mazey (center) and Dean Raymond Braun (right).
HAMILTON CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP ONE OF 20 CENTERS WORLDWIDE RECOGNIZED BY AACSB
AACSB International, the world’s largest global education network, has recognized the College of Business Administration for its commitment to creating and incubating cutting-edge business innovations and fostering entrepreneurship in the next generation of business leaders. BGSU is the only entrepreneurship center in Ohio, and one of just 20 entrepreneurship centers around the globe, to earn this distinction.
“Our faculty and staff in the College of Business Administration are dedicated to transforming lives and preparing the next generation of business leaders through education, research and service,” said President Mary Ellen Mazey. “We are extremely proud of this recognition for the work they are doing.”
BGSU was recognized for its Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, one of the region’s premier entrepreneurial resources. The center is best known for The Hatch, based on the TV show “Shark Tank.” This entrepreneurial immersion program is open to BGSU students and their business ideas. Finalists enroll in a 10-week curriculum, which takes students through the entrepreneurial experience, from customer discovery to venture launch. It all comes together on one night in April, when alumni mentors and investors join the finalists to decide whose business ideas earn funding.