The Ratcliffe Fellows are creative and innovative thinkers who have a passion for entrepreneurship.
Launched in the fall of 2013, the Entrepreneurship Fellows program was developed to guide student entrepreneurs to from ordinary to extraordinary. Theses students have the drive of seasoned entrepreneurs — launching one or more businesses prior to acceptance into the program.
Get to know the Ratcliffe Fellows.
- Cohort 1, 2015 Program Completion
- Cohort 2, 2016 Program Completion
- Cohort 3, 2017 Program Completion
- Cohort 4, 2018 Program Completion
- Cohort 5, 2019 Program Completion
- Cohort 6, 2020 Program Completion
Did YOu Know?
Chris Wilson, a member of the inaugural cohort of the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program has publish a memoir about his life, his businesses and finding greater purpose.
Here's a clip from his February 14, 2019 interview on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Carole Ratcliffe graciously funds entrepreneurship education around Maryland. She is flanked by Cohort 4 students Matthew Jung and Hiba Mohammad
Professor DAvid Lingelbach
David Lingelbach, Ph.D., associate professor of entrepreneurship is surrounded by students in the UB Entrepreneurship Fellows program and a couple prospective students.
OPe and Shane
Ope Thomas and Shane Yeager are members of Cohort 3 and in the final year of the program. Both entrepreneurs are diligently growing and expanding their businesses.
Paige and BrianNa
Cohort 4 has the most female students as to date. In this photo you see Paige Donahue and Brianna Billups relaxing at Mrs. Ratcliffe's picnic
Matthew, Hiba and Lisa
A few more students in Cohort 4 enjoy the picnic. In this photo you have Matthew Jung, Hiba Mohammad and Lisa Parisi.