Recent MIEC News

AMAC, Morehouse College and Access to Capital

AMAC, Morehouse College and Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Partner to Increase Learning Opportunities & Facilitate Capacity Building for Future Minority and Women-Owned Airport Concessionaires. Read More Here

Q-and-A: Morehouse leader Tiffany Bussey on growing Black businesses

Before start-ups became ubiquitous, while other universities rolled in endowments and as first-generation college students wondered how to kickoff a business, Tiffany R. Bussey brought entrepreneurship resources to HBCUs.  Read More Here

New research shows business clinics boost minority entrepreneurship

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Short-term entrepreneurship training programs like ones run by Morehouse can be an important part of a founder’s journey” Read More Here

Morehouse College program adds diversity to Atlanta airport

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Nearly two-dozen minority-owned businesses will expand to the Atlanta airport via Morehouse’s program. Read More Here

GPB: Morehouse partners with Hartsfield-Jackson to support diverse business owners

Georgia Public Broadcasting

Morehouse partners with Hartsfield-Jackson to support diverse business owners. Read More Here

Morehouse College is a historically Black, private liberal arts institution for men located in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1867, its focus is to educate men who are intellectually, socially and morally equipped to meet the challenges, and opportunities of their professions and communities. Noted alumni 16th U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, Academy Award winning filmmaker and director Spike Lee, four (4) Rhodes Scholars and several college presidents and leaders in various industries has shown that the Morehouse model is viable and a proven success.  The National Science Foundation ranked Morehouse as the Number One producer of black men who receive terminal or doctorate degrees in multiple areas of study.

The Morehouse College Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (MIEC) is a global model for higher education and industry collaboration that connects education with student leadership development, and community-focused resources and support. The Center is grounded in the Morehouse legacy and committed to building a program that supports bridging the growing gap between the wealth of non-minorities and that of people of color. Our programs and services have one goal to help Black businesses grow and thrive.

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MIEC Summer Research Convening Brief

MIEC aims to uplift Business Support Organizations (BSOs) serving Black-owned businesses by leveraging participatory research principles and frameworks. This report identifies systemic barriers and offers actionable recommendations to foster equity, trust, and joint knowledge production between researchers and the Atlanta-metropolitan BSO community. Emphasizing collaborative research methods, MIEC aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice, advancing economic empowerment and equity for Black-owned businesses.

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“I started participating in the center as a Freshman.  The Center nurtured my ambition and helped me develop into the entrepreneur that I am today.”

“I would recommend the Center to other students, especially those who are not in the business department because it allowed me to make connections with people that I otherwise never would have made. “

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“We have an excellent, long-standing history of providing process improvement services to the Center. The staff provides clear and concise guidelines that always lead to excellent final results.”

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“Being a part of the MIEC allowed me to not only learn the importance of entrepreneurship and small businesses, but gave me aspirations to one day start my own firm building on the entrepreneurial skills I learned as a student intern.”

“Interning with the MIEC was an amazing and rewarding experience providing me with the skill-set needed to be career ready upon graduation. Their unique position provided me with in-depth knowledge of the dynamic operations of the Department of Defense and Federal Intelligence community.”

“My experience with the MIEC was phenomenal. I assisted them with all projects from conferences to youth entrepreneurial day camps. The Center thrives on excellence and through my affiliation with them, I learned to value it also. The skills learned there are intrinsic to my career today.”

“The MIEC is a source of motivation for me.  My involvement in the YES Camp allowed me to inspire my entrepreneurial campers to follow their dreams and aspirations.  The energy at the Center is infectious and it inspired my drive and desire to be the best I could be.”

“Working with the MIEC was personally gratifying and it laid the foundation for my career. My passion for excellence was ignited there. My skill set was utilized and augmented as the Center planned and executed projects ranging from camp to conferences. Rewarding experience.”