Academic Center for Entrepreneurship
The Academic Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) supports you and your small business as you strive for success and productivity.
There is a clear link between education and a healthy economy in the SouthCoast. ACE is devoted to bringing our expertise to the local business community and making that alliance as strong as possible.
Whether you want to explore the idea of business ownership or want to enhance an existing business, ACE can be your guide.
Degree or Certificate in Entrepreneurship
In addition to the ACE resource center an Associates Degree in Entrepreneurship and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship is also offered through BCC’s Division of Business and Information Management and the Center for Workforce and Community Education.
ACE offers workshops for the entrepreneur and small business owner throughout the year. See the Event Calendar to view upcoming workshops.
More information can be found here: Affiliates & Resources.
ACE Awards Ceremony
ACE (The Academic Center for Entrepreneurship) will be hold our annual ACE Awards Ceremony on Thursday April 27th from 5 - 8 p.m. during which we will honor four local businesses for their various achievements based on the following four categories:
The entrepreneur in this category will be part of a relatively new company (in existence for 10 years or less) or will currently be in the process of launching their product or service.
The entrepreneur in this category will be part of a well-established company (in existence for more than 10 years). They will own a company that has routinely utilized solid business practices and has acquired a reputable position within the region’s economic environment.
The entrepreneur in this category will be regarded as someone who has made positive contributions to the well-being of the region’s population and/or environment.
The entrepreneur in this category will be judged on their ability to facilitate positive change through the introduction of new, sustainable products and services to new or existing markets.