The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) is housed at USC Upstate’s George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics. The center doubles as a meeting point for experienced entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to rub shoulders and share ideas with each other. It equips students with the skills and knowledge required to excel.
CEI also serves as an innovation hub for the Upstate’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by fostering collaboration and providing access to education, faculty research and expertise, and community engagement. JCBE is one of only two active chapters of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) in South Carolina. Founded in 1983, CEO supports more than 16,500 emerging collegiate entrepreneurs across the world.