The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) is a statewide youth initiative designed to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education in Mississippi.



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SEP Crowns 2015 State Competition Winners!

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) concluded its series of educational high school events and competitions on Friday, May 1, by hosting its 8th annual SEP State Business Plan Competition on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The event was sponsored by the Mississippi Council on Economic Education and hosted by the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, an educational outreach unit of the Southern Miss…


Posted by James Wilcox on May 1, 2015 at 4:00pm

SEP Participants Selected to Receive New Entrepreneurship Curriculum

The Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), an outreach of The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business, has facilitated the purchase and delivery of newly donated entrepreneurship textbooks for youth enrolled in Camp Shelby’s Mississippi ChalleNGe Academy. 

The Mississippi ChalleNGe Academy (MCA), part of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, serves at-risk high school dropouts and has graduated more than…


Posted by James Wilcox on April 24, 2015 at 4:30pm

SEP Qualifies Top 25 Business Plans for State Competition

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) held its 8th annual series of regional high school business plan competitions on Tuesday, March 24, in Long Beach, Mississippi and on Friday, March 27, in Ridgeland. 

These events were two of three qualifiers (the third being an online qualifier) that together serve to identify the Southern Entrepreneurship Program’s top student presentations and advance them to the Program’s annual statewide…


Posted by Serena Williams on April 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

Registration Live for SEP Regional Qualifiers

Registration is now live for our regional business plan qualifiers! Don't miss the chance for constructive feedback, cash prizes, and the chance to advance and compete at state!! See registration links below...

Long Beach - Tuesday, March 24

The University of Southern Mississippi - Gulf Coast

Event Registration (closes March 17): …


Posted by Serena Williams on March 11, 2015 at 1:30pm

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SEP founder Brent Hales co-authors this new 11-lesson Council for Economic Education high school publication.

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