Center for Entrepreneurship Programs
> The Accelerator
The student businesses that have reached an advanced level benefit from the Accelerator, a personal office space. These businesses enjoy private office space, equipped with resources, and have access to one-on-one advice and counseling.
> The Hatchery
The Hatchery provides shared office space offering basic resources and support to help students as they develop their entrepreneurial ventures. Students are advised by faculty, staff and local entrepreneurs, who are part of the Belmont Entrepreneur Network.
Legal Clinics are available to Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship majors and minors and Practicing Entrepreneurs. Made possible by the generosity of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, the advice and counsel of attorneys are provided to student businesses without charge.
Accounting faculty in the College of Business Administration volunteer their services at Accounting Clinics. These clinics provide information, services, and guidance to practicing entrepreneurs on an as-needed basis.
Retail space on the Belmont Boulevard side of the University's Curb Event Center allows students the opportunity to run their own ventures while on campus. Approximately 3,500 square feet of prime retail space has been set aside by Belmont University which students use to develop retail or service businesses. Boulevard Records and House Of are currently operating in this space. This program gives students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in managing a small business.
> House Of
Entrepreneur in Residence
Belmont students have the opportunity to compete in business plan competitions for the chance to win prizes and meet investors.
> The Belmont Business Plan Competition
Undergraduate students can compete in an annual internal Belmont business plan competition sponsored by Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. First place receives a check for $5,000 and the title of “Outstanding Student Entrepreneur of the Year,” second place receives $2,000 and $1,000 goes to third place.
Moench Lecture Series
The Moench Entrepreneurship Lecture Series has been generously funded by gifts from the late Ernest J. Moench and his wife, Anna.