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



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We would like to thank our hosts at Holmes Community College for the facility, Mangia Bene for catering a delicious meal for our etiquette luncheon, and Marissa Simms, owner of Royal Bleau Boutique, for a motivating talk to our students.

Shout out to Team 7 (Overall Winners), Team 1 (Best Poster), and…


Posted by Serena Williams on February 6, 2015 at 7:00am

Symposium II Registration Now Live

SEP is pleased to announce that it will have THREE regional events for Symposium II - "I Am My Own Boss." Due to an overwhelming amount of students that registered for our event in Ridgeland, we added an event in Clarksdale.…


Posted by Serena Williams on January 22, 2015 at 10:30am

What are we up to?

Currently, our Center is planning the second round of events for SEP's entrepreneurship education series.  At the our statewide-kickoff event we provided an introduction to entrepreneurship and covered the concepts of asset mapping and opportunity recognition.  At the February event we will focus on how to obtain resources for small businesses and the concept of market research.

The event for North Mississippi will be held on Tuesday, February 4th, and the event for…


Posted by Serena Williams on December 4, 2014 at 2:07pm

SEP 2014 Statewide Kickoff was a Success!

Over 300 students registered for our statewide kickoff event.  Congratulations to the Tutwiler "Blues Festival" team that won the asset mapping activity. We look forward to the events in…

Posted by Serena Williams on November 12, 2014 at 12:00pm

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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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