Entrepreneurship Blog

Unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit in every individual

Collat School Of Business

Video Transcript
[00:00] (Patrick J. Murphy, Goodrich Chair, Professor) In 2020, UAB launched a number of vital entrepreneurship initiatives, including an Undergraduate Entrepreneurship main, the fourth one in Alabama and the first one within the University of Alabama system. Our entrepreneurship program puts the entrepreneurial mindset, significant outreach initiatives, and external impact on the coronary heart of the UAB scholar academic expertise.

[00:24] (Dr. Eric Jack) Here within the Collat School of Business we’re very pleased with our entrepreneurship program as part of our 2025 strategic plan. With some 35 students already enrolled within the new main in entrepreneurship we now have positively impacted this Birmingham community and we’re proud of our program.

[00:43] (Matthew Graben, graduate of the program) I took a break from college for a quantity of years but I came back to finish my degree because of UAB’s new Entrepreneurship main. The entrepreneurship classes in that program fully reworked how I see my future. When I started college, I couldn’t see how the issues we talked about within the class may assist me accomplish my goals. I’m a very entrepreneurial particular person, and this program gave me a context for succeeding in my profession.

[01:05] (Yawa-Grace Emmanuelle Dapa, program alumna) My entrepreneurship class we had college students from the medical college in it and we had we had professional and skilled college students from many alternative areas all in the class. We have been all studying about entrepreneurship in order that eventually we might launch our new ventures in our respective fields.

[01:23] (Ashlee Ammons, co-founder/president of Mixtroz) When my mother, my co-founder, and I received to Birmingham just a few years in the past, the entrepreneurial ecosystem was simply beginning to choose up steam. UAB had a big city corridor meeting for the launch of the entrepreneurship program in early 2019 and lots of of people came out. We spoke at that meeting as a outcome of we believed in what this system was setting out to do. And since that city hall, UAB has reworked itself as a force in our entrepreneurial ecosystem, from pitch competitions to hackathons, panel discussions, workshops, and even a Coding Academy. They are doing all of the things that world-class entrepreneurship packages do. If you’re excited about becoming an entrepreneur, there’s really only one thing that you are in a position to do, and that’s get began. And that’s what UAB’s entrepreneurship program will help you do.

[2:12] (Alice Holloway, Samford University) I used the Heptalogical mannequin in my entrepreneurship classes at my college. I assume it’s such a strong contribution to the entrepreneurship schooling literature. I’ve additionally discovered that it provided me with a framework for designing these collaborative business-based outreach tasks with local entrepreneurs. It has really made an actual impression for me. It’s additionally offered me with a framework for designing these collaborative business-based outreach projects with local entrepreneurs. It has really made an actual influence for me.

[02:45] (Dr. Murphy) We have a imaginative and prescient for the way entrepreneurship education can have a positive impact on college students coming from a broad range of backgrounds. We educate established frameworks in addition to our personal signature mannequin, but that’s only about half of the job. We also serve our local entrepreneurship group. From the coed perspective, most of our courses really feel like a project that just occurs to be a class. Since its inception, UAB’s entrepreneurship program has been a driving force that connects the local entrepreneurial ecosystem with the ability of our educational program. Our UAB Blazer Hatchery and Hackathon, sponsored by the Alabama Power Foundation, is a two-month intensive experience serving UAB students from all disciplines at UAB who are not yet entrepreneurs, but who have strong entrepreneurial aspirations. It gives them a change to attack real-world problems with entrepreneurial solutions.

[03:40] Our entrepreneurial coding academy teaches current UAB college students who have entrepreneurial projects however know next to nothing about technology, how to coordinate with specialists, and the way coding and programing can be utilized to scale their ventures. The Birmingham Entrepreneurship Academy is a two-month workshop collection for native entrepreneurs taught by UAB specialists and local practitioners.

[04:03] (Pam Benoit, UAB Provost) Entrepreneurship is an important objective at UAB that enables our college students to gain competencies and knowledge to attain their goals. It’s an necessary part, not just for the enterprise college, however for different schools throughout the campus where college students have entrepreneurial aspirations and want to construct profitable careers.

[04:26] (Ray L. Warts, UAB President) The UAB Entrepreneurship Program is a top strategic precedence for our university. UAB is a young, vibrant establishment in downtown Birmingham that that was constructed on innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. They’re in our DNA. This program teaches an entrepreneurial mindset, and we want to be educating the long run leaders of our energetic startup technology group.

[04:56] UAB is targeted on five mission pillars, and this entrepreneurship program really interfaces with all five: schooling, research, world-class health care, economic growth, and group service. We are working with many companions in Birmingham to create a vibrant innovation ecosystem. This educational program may be very intentional to assist educate our future CEOs and executives in our startup emerging know-how corporations.

[05:32] (Drew Honeycutt, CEO, Innovation Depot) Innovation Depot is the epicenter for expertise startups and entrepreneurs within the Birmingham area. We assist entrepreneurs gain a aggressive benefit in successful new prospects and attracting expertise. We provide mentors, applications, coaching, and funding to grow their businesses. UAB’s emerging entrepreneurship program has already become considered one of our closest allies. And their college students are exposed to more than 100 startups here on the Innovation Depot. Those startups additionally profit from acces to these proficient college students.

[06:03] (Randall Woodfin, Mayor, City of Birmingham) It’s been a challenging 12 months, but it stays a really thrilling time in the city of Birmingham. Our entrepreneurial ecosystem has continued via the challenges of 2020. We continue to deliberately grow our regional economy to make a positive impression on all of our city’s neighborhoods. Entrepreneurship is important, so very important to our efforts. The UAB entrepreneurship program trains our future entrepreneurs and is a key part of our community. Please continue your development and town 100 percent helps you.

[06:34] (Dr. Murphy) We are thrilled with what we’ve been in a position to accomplish during the last two years with the assist of UAB, our donors, and the City of Birmingham. As a analysis college in an city surroundings, UAB is uniquely positioned to make a distinction in our group. We will proceed our efforts to build a formal curriculum and initiatives that may lead and influence programs nationwide to develop distinct theories, ideas, and frameworks that every one make a clear and measurable influence.

[07:05] We will build on the success of our graduate certificates program to develop a master’s program in entrepreneurship, enabling us to better serve entrepreneurially minded college students outside and inside the School of Business. We seek to construct a program that can promote entrepreneurship and innovation as we serve our college students and our community for generations to return.

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