Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Center for Entrepreneurship is to be a national resource for Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship education at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) around the country. The National Center will seek to collaborate and communicate with HBCUs and their surrounding communities to enhance Black business success and growth. The National Center will also seek to advance best practices and be a thought leader in the research and practice of entrepreneurship for Black students and business owners. 

The Vision

The vision for the Center is to create a nationally recognized center for entrepreneurship education, research, resources, and advocacy for Black business owners across the country. The National Center will serve as a leader for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship instruction, provide real-world learning opportunities for students, and provide opportunities for faculty to engage in interdisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship research. The National Center will also serve as a significant resource for Black communities for innovation, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and business growth. The National Center will be located on Howard University’s campus and includes four regional Centers of Excellence: 1) Howard University, 2) Morgan State University, 3) Clark Atlanta University, and 4) Texas Southern University.

Our impact is focused on five pillars to improve outcomes and opportunity for Black Entrepreneurs:

Curriculum & Education

Access to Capital