UMBC established the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship in Spring 2000 through a generous gift of $1million from The Alex. Brown Foundation. UMBC has worked closely with the Baltimore business community with one vision in mind—to create a leading center for university entrepreneurism. UMBC’s entrepreneurial spirit, dynamic and diverse academic environment, commitment to excellence in research and education, and experience in economic development provide a strong platform for creating and supporting entrepreneurism in the region.
George Karabatis, Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs in the Information Systems Department is appointed as Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor at UMBC. The appointment is effective September 1st, 2013. Dr. Karabatis has served as an advisory board member of the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship since 2008, and as a UMBC Faculty Fellow of Entrepreneurship representing CoEIT since 2011. His major task is to provide leadership for entrepreneurship activities related to the ENTR minor for students across all colleges of UMBC. The focal place for all these activities will be entre-Space, a place for interested entrepreneurial students where they can find a broad range of educational and networking opportunities. It is located in the old Theatre Bldg, room 139.
For more information about the Alex Brown Center and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor please go to http://entrepreneurship.umbc.edu/.