Participants in Chatham Hall’s Global Entrepreneurship program don’t just dream, they do.
In Global Entrepreneurship, students explore the fundamentals of business and economics; gain skills in business planning, market diagnostics, presentation, and pitching; and are guided through the discovery and incubation process of a business concept. The students are led by the program's director, Beth Barksdale, a former CEO of a multi-million dollar national healthcare company.
During the program, students test and launch their own entrepreneurial ventures that can be implemented and scaled as viable businesses. Throughout, students are gaining research, leadership, and public speaking skills, among many others. At the end of the two-year program, they receive a certificate of completion.
Recent Businesses & Organizations Started by Students
- Bite of the World - Food Cart
- Oak Tree - Campus Coffeehouse
- Paw-Mento Cheese - Nonprofit
- Copper's Cookies - Horse Treats
- FaFo - Online Art Gallery
- Speedy Snacks - Dorm Snack Store
- $$$ Club - Student Investment Club
The program consists of three essential pillars that ensure our students have a hands-on learning opportunity to create value for the School, in the local community, and the wider world.