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University of Baltimore
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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The Center directs support and assistance to UB students interested in building or growing an enterprise. We do this through support, culture, events, education and research, and connecting with the business community. Meet with one of our counselors to discuss launching or growing your business. Stop by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Merrick School of Business, Room 104 for more information or call 410.837.4892.

If you are a current University of Baltimore Student, and want to meet with a mentor to discuss your business or your business idea, please feel free to fill out our intake form!


What We Do

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation encourages and supports entrepreneurial learning among students, alumni and faculty. CEI directly assists and supports students and young alumni interested in building or growing an enterprise. This is accomplished through support, culture, competitions, events, education, research, and relationships within the business community.

Photo taken at the 2015 Startup Maryland rally

The Startup Maryland Rally on Gordon Plaza is an annual event at UB. This event is when entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a group of current Entrepreneurs, to see if they can get a golden ticket into the "big yellow bus" to pitch their ideas to Startup Maryland. From here, 6 finalists are chosen to compete in the Attman Business Prize Competition.

UB Business Student, Arts and Sciences Alumna Win Top Awards for Entrepreneurs at National Urban League Competition


The Center sponsors two business pitch competitions each year. The coaching team prepares students and recent alumni for local and national competitions as well.

Next Competition Submission Date: The Attman Business Prize competition, October 10, 2017

University of Baltimore Attman Hatchery

UB Entrepreneurship

University of Baltimore was built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. The Center encourages and supports entrepreneurial learning among students, alumni, faculty and the Baltimore area entrepreneurial eco-system. We assist and support building and growing enterprises.

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    meet our mentors

    Our entrepreneurship mentors are seasoned veterans in their industries and have a lot to offers University of Baltimore students.

  • Thomas Shipley
    thomas shipley

    Mr. Shipley is a retired serial entrepreneur. He mentors students in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Wednesdays.

  • Henry Mortimer
    Henry Mortimer

    Mr. Mortimer provides the Center’s clients with strategic communication advice and guidance to help optimize their businesses.

  • John Schveibinz
    John Schveibinz

    Mr. Schveibinz is the Founder and President of Paxridge Technology.  His company offers a variety of services ranging from tutoring, business coaching, engineering consulting, and more.

Bob Parsons, B.S. '75, D.H.L. '08, founder and executive chairman of Go Daddy

“Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.” - Bob Parsons, B.S. '75 (accounting), D.H.L. '08, founder of Go Daddy and current member of the company's Board of Directors. 


Bob Parsons is a serial entrepreneur. He sold his first company to Intuit, Inc. in 1994. Three years later Parsons started Jomax Technologies, renaming the company GoDaddy in 1999. In 2000, GoDaddy became an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. He and his wife Renee created The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to provide critical funding to non-profit organizations. The Parsons reinforced their commitment to philanthropy in December of 2013 by publically accepting an invitation to join The Giving Pledge, an initiative started by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. They pledged to give away at least half their wealth – and likely much more – to philanthropic causes.