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B-CU Offers Small Business Workshops to the Community

The Event is a Soft Launch for the Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CEED)
Daytona Beach, FL -November 3, 2015 - B-CU will introduce the Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CEED) to the Daytona Beach/Midtown communities with a daylong launch program on Friday, November 6th.  CEED, which began operation earlier this year, offers an array of business services, resources and tools to small business owners and those interested in entrepreneurship.  The soft launch will offer workshops and panel discussions featuring seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts.  The topics will focus on entrepreneurship and economic development in Daytona Beach/Midtown areas. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and registration is free. Refreshments will be served, and lunch will be offered for on-site purchase. 
Our speakers, panelists and moderators will share insight on the state and vision of entrepreneurship in the Daytona Beach/Midtown communities. Attendees will hear from business owners such as Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr., co-founder of DudleyQ (, who turned a $10.00 investment into a multi-million dollar enterprise.  Sessions will include "How to Build an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Midtown area", "Ideation to Innovation", and "Stakeholders Feeding the Ecosystem".  The event will culminate with the InnovateHER Challenge, a competition where participants will pitch ventures designed to improve the quality of life for women and families.  CEED will also announce exciting, upcoming programs that are designed to support campus and community-wide entrepreneurship and innovation.
"We want to let the community know that we are here and can add tremendous value. We understand that in order for a startup community to exist we need to avoid classical problems such as functioning in a hierarchy, being too reliant on government, making short-term commitments and having a culture of risk aversion," says Marc Vanja Misanovic, Business Coordinator for CEED.  "This event is a step towards tackling those problems."
For more information, please contact Mr. Marc Vanja Misanovic or at 386-481-2871.


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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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