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Center for Entrepreneurship and Experiential Development (CEED)


The major theme of the Entrepreneurial program at Catawba College is "critical thinking and experiential learning." 

At CEED, our mission is to help Catawba students develop the skills needed to be an entrepreneur (or Intrapreneur) in today’s global economy, and to support the development of new business ideas from all students across the campus community.

Designed to integrate academic excellence, creativity, innovation, and hands-on experience, the Entrepreneurship program at Catawba College gives students a detailed understanding of, and necessary skills, to run a small business, to launch their own venture, to take a leadership role in a venture, or to take on an intrapreneurial role in a mature organization. Additionally, they acquire core capabilities through their experience including: creative and critical thinking, the ability to recognize and generate new venture ideas and an understanding of acquiring resources.

Students have access to the CEED Lab, a place where students that can justify acceptance of their concepts through a formal review process may receive up to $5000 of funding to bring their ideas to market.  During the "incubation and acceleration" phases of the CEED Lab, the students are paired with a CEED mentor, provided corporate partner time, have access to pro-bono services (accounting, legal and graphic), and will be provided training to pitch their idea/concept for success. 

About CEED



Please contact Dr. Renee Just, Director Center for Entrepreneurship and Experiential Development, at