Race, Social Justice and Culture

About The Centers

Since its founding in 2015, Hofstra’s Center for Entrepreneurship has hosted over 160 events, facilitated more than 1,000 mentor sessions, and awarded over $300,000 in cash and prizes to entrepreneurs. The Center’s headquarters is the ideaHUb incubator, a collaborative workspace that offers companies networking opportunities as well as prototype development at the Maker Space. The Center’s core programs include the Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge, a U.S. E.D.A. i6 Challenge Grant program, the Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge, and Unispan Records.Through these initiatives, entrepreneurs participate in bootcamps, workshops, and mentor sessions, all facilitated by seasoned entrepreneurs. Named the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers’ “2017 Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center,” the Center provides focused assistance to entrepreneurs.

The Scott Skodnek Business Development Center (BDC) assists small business entrepreneurs on Long Island and in the metropolitan area to succeed in starting or expanding a business. The BDC, a designated New York State Entrepreneurial Assistance Center, offers support to these entrepreneurs through EAC, digital marketing workshops, financial management using QuickBooks and providing assistance with the Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Certification application process. The BDC has supported more than 1,300 entrepreneurs since 1991 and received the Outstanding Performance Award from Empire State Development Corp. in 2009, 2013 and 2019.