CAU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED) in 2020 Startup Ecosystem Guide
ATLANTA – The Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration today announced its Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED) has been included in the fourth edition of the Atlanta Startup Ecosystem Guide.
Earlier this year, the CAU School of Business Administration hosted more than 100 startup leaders from around the Metro Atlanta region at the third annual Atlanta Startup Awards. CAU’s listing among the region’s top organizations and programs in the 2020 Atlanta Startup Ecosystem Guide marks another milestone for the institution’s School of Business Administration.
“What an honor to be included in this year’s Atlanta Startup Ecosystem Guide,” says Dr. Silvanus Udoka, Dean of the CAU School of Business Administration. “For more than 150 years, CAU and its parent institutions, Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), have been pioneers in educating and developing leaders who possess an entrepreneurial spirit and go on to create thriving businesses from the ground up. Inclusion of the university’s CIED in this guide is just the latest acknowledgement of the critical role that the CAU School of Business Administration plays in Atlanta’s entrepreneur community and economy.”
The CAU CIED works with minority students, startups and critical industries to create a more inclusive innovation ecosystem. Through collaborative endeavors on campus and in the community, the Center is igniting new ideas and opportunities that benefit the economy in Atlanta and beyond.
“CAU is in Atlanta’s historic Westside community, home to major professional sports facilities, significant cultural and historic assets, diverse residential areas, and hundreds of entrepreneurs,” said Prof. Bruce Berger, director of the CAU CIED. “We are uniquely positioned to serve as an economic engine for innovation in southwest Atlanta, while driving social mobility for the next generation of minority entrepreneurs across the country.”
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About Clark Atlanta University
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a private, research-intensive, liberal arts institution, offering 38 areas of study at bachelor’s, master’s, specialists, and doctoral levels. Established in 1988 by the historic consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), CAU continues a 150-year legacy rooted in the African American tradition and focused on the future. Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences, and high-value engagement, CAU cultivates lifted lives that transform the world.
About the Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration
Since its establishment in 1946, the CAU School of Business Administration has evolved from solely a graduate school of business to its current comprehensive state, offering three undergraduate degree programs, one of which has eight concentrations, and four graduate programs—an MBA, a Working Professional MBA, MA in accounting, and MA in economics. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the School is comprised of six academic departments and home to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development, the centerpiece of the university’s efforts to develop an interdisciplinary entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The School also serves as an institute partner for the U.S. Department of State’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. For more than 70 years, the CAU School of Business Administration has flourished as one of America’s top producers of African-American business professionals, with students from more than 40 states and 30 countries. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit www.cau.edu.