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UA’s Culverhouse Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. —  The Culverhouse College of Commerce at The University of Alabama and the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute will celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week Feb. 23-27.

Annually sponsored by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, the celebration is designed to celebrate American entrepreneurs and the lifelong learning educational opportunities that prepare the business leaders of the future.

Culverhouse and AEI will celebrate with events during the week beginning with a kick-off on the Quad. The “What’s Your Big Idea?” event Monday, Feb. 23 will begin a week’s worth of open events, speakers and time in the classroom to help students develop and perfect their own startup business ideas. Other events throughout the week include:

  • Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m.: “How To Do A Budget” sponsored by the Culverhouse School of Accounting hosted at Oakdale Elementary
  • Feb. 25, 5-6:30 p.m.: Entrepreneurs Speaker Forum at Ferguson Theater, sponsored by Culverhouse and the College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • Feb. 26, 6:30-7 p.m.: “Entrepreneurship Careers” at Bidgood Hall
  • Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: “Developing Your Pitch” at the EDGE in downtown Tuscaloosa, 800 22nd Ave.

The Entrepreneurship program at the Culverhouse College of Commerce equips its students with a strong foundation in the creation, development and operation of new, brave and exciting business ventures. Students work closely with industry-experienced lecturers and faculty to provide a real-world perspective on their degree and career choice.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.