BALTIMORE — Coppin State University’s (CSU) College of Business has announced the launch of the Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship (CSE), that is designed to positively impact business and the entrepreneurial startup ecosystem in West Baltimore.

The CSE is a state-of-the-art innovation and information hub for entrepreneurs, startups, and small business owners. Operating virtually, in 2021, to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, the CSE will occupy the highly-anticipated, newly-renovated entry level of the former Percy Julian Science Building on Coppin’s campus, located at the corner of W. North Avenue and N. Warwick Avenue, when it opens, in 2022.

“The CSE is well positioned to spur innovation across our campus and community,” said Dr. Sadie R. Gregory, Interim Dean of the College of Business. “The college is looking forward to leading the conversation on entrepreneurship and will provide business support for founders, early-stage ideas, and small businesses that are looking for capital and advisement.”

The CSE’s mission is to “advance the social and economic impact of entrepreneurial activities in the West Baltimore community through research, education, publication, and service. The CSE Founding Director, Dr. Ronald C. Williams, characterized the CSE as a “new model for university-based innovation hubs which is community embedded and community focused. Coppin has a 121-year legacy of conduit for opportunity. We’ll build on that.”

For more information, contact Dr. Williams at, or 410-951-3452.