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August 18, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Maryland HBCU opens $42 million Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community

Bowie State University (BSU) has announced the opening of its new $42 million Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community (ELLC).

The six-story, mixed-use ELLC includes an Entrepreneurship Innovation Center, housing the college’s Entrepreneurship Academy, a resource for developing student entrepreneurs, and the Bowie Business Innovation Center, an accelerator for local start-up businesses in Prince George’s County.

The ELLC is described in this news release as a “real-world innovation hub (that) is designed to inspire and make entrepreneurship accessible to BSU students across all disciplines. With residential space for 557 students, the facility will offer a co-working environment for BSU’s early stage start-ups with training and mentors on-site to enable students and faculty to scale their businesses.

If you’re not familiar with Bowie State, it is a public historically black university in Prince George’s County, MD and is part of the University System of Maryland.


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