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2019 BizPitch Winner to Open Coffee Shop in Savannah

Elbi Elm recently received a $25,000 grant from American Express and now plans to open The Culturist Union cafe. Elm hopes this coffeehouse in the Starland district will be a place for Black creators and entrepreneurs to come together. Congratulations Elbi! Read the article from the Savannah Morning News here.


2018 BIG Pitch Winner of $10,000 Award

The eighth annual Ocean Exchange, hosted in Savannah, GA, featured the fourth year of the BIG Pitch Award, sponsored by Georgia Southern University College of Business and the Business Innovation Group. The winner of the 2018 BIG Pitch Award in the amount of $10,000 USD is Vita Inclinata by a team from Seattle University. Vita […]


Georgia Southern and City of Hinesville to build business incubator, funded with grant money

Designing and launching a new business can be difficult. In order to address this difficulty, Georgia Southern University will provide expanded resources for entrepreneurs in Hinesville with the addition of a new business incubator. On Sept. 7, Georgia Southern and the City of Hinesville Development Authority were co-awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department […]


Ocean Exchange Announces Winner of 2017 BIG Pitch Collegiate Award of $10,000

The seventh annual Ocean Exchange, hosted last week in Savannah, Georgia, featured the third year of the BIG Pitch Award, sponsored by Georgia Southern University, the College of Business Administration, and the Business Innovation Group. Pipeguard Robotics, a team from MIT, won this year’s $10,000 BIG Pitch Award.  The Pipeguard Robotics solution inspects water pipes […]


The Economic Development Administration Selects GS to run University Center

By Eminah Quintyne, Feature Writer Georgia Southern is now one of 13 universities in the region to house a University Center Economic Development Program (UCEDP).   The UCEDP is run by the Economic Development Administration.  It is a federally funded grant opportunity awarded to select institutions of higher education to facilitate and operate University Centers […]