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Mission Statements

The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship is to provide Hofstra University's students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community with the skills and training necessary to become accomplished entrepreneurs and to serve as a leader in Long Island's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The mission of the Scott Skodnek Business Development Center. is to help businesses on Long Island and in the metropolitan area succeed in their business enterprises. The BDC offers resources for business support and education through programs open to members of the community.

COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program 

Hofstra University is currently providing technical assistance through its Entrepreneurship Assistance Center to companies that are applying for federal and state loans.  Connect with a small business counselor and receive guidance and support navigating the myriad of federal and state loan programs, including review and submission of a loan application along with required supporting documentation, by submitting an intake form here.  For more information email  This program is funded through New York State Empire State Development.


Hofstra’s brand new, state-of-the art incubator offers companies desk space, amenities, and connections to programs at Hofstra. Students can also apply for internships with ideaHUb companies.

Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge

Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge
The Healthcare Challenge is funded by the United States Economic Development Agency i6 Challenge and seeks market-based solutions to community health issues facing underserved communities

Ascend Long Island

Ascend Long Island
The goal of Ascend Long Island, which is funded by JPMorgan Chase, is to provide vital resources in the areas of procurement, access to capital and access to markets to diverse businesses.

Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge

Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge
The Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge is an annual entrepreneurship competition for Hofstra students with total prizes valued at $75,000, made possible through the donation of Hofstra Board Trustee and CEO of Digital Remedy, Mike Seiman.

Entrepreneurship Assistance Center

Entrepreneurship Assistance Center
The mission of the Entrepreneurship Assistance Center is to help businesses on Long Island and in the metropolitan area succeed in their business enterprises.

M/WBE Technical Assistance

MWBE Technical Assistance
The EAC provides hands-on technical assistance with the New York State MWBE Certification application process.

Unispan Records

Unispan Records
Do you aspire to a career in the music industry? Apply for Unispan Records, which offers students real-life experience recording, producing, promoting and distributing music.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program

Mentor Network
Are you looking for strategic guidance and advice from experts in entrepreneurship and business? Contact the ideaHUb to set up a mentor session.

Want to learn more about Hofstra University’s entrepreneurship-focused educational programs, extra-curricular programs, and services for small businesses across the University? Find out more at Entrepreneurship Across Hofstra

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Stacey Sikes, Executive Dean

Sharon Goldsmith, Vice Dean

Email: ideaHUb[at]

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