SBA - U.S. Small Business Administration

11/18/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2019 15:42

SBA Hosts Youth Entrepreneurship Summit at Bowie State University Nov. 21, 2019 & Recognizes Global Entrepreneurship Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a youth entrepreneurship summit during Global Entrepreneurship Week to connect student entrepreneurs with small business resources as they explore career paths and opportunities. Students will hear from successful young entrepreneurs, learn about resources that support small business needs and connect with other entrepreneurs. The event includes:

  • A youth panel examining entrepreneurship among Gen Zs, uncovering innovative ways to support them

  • Open-mic business concept pitch session

  • Networking with other young entrepreneurs


Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EST)


Bowie State University
Student Center Wiseman Ballroom A
14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715


Opportunities to interview:
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (EST)

  • Associate Administrator Allen Gutierrez, SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development

  • Executive Director Johnetta Hardy, Bowie State University Entrepreneurship Academy

Other participants include:

  • District Director Antonio Doss, SBA's Washington Metropolitan Area District Office

  • Bowie State University student entrepreneurs

  • Maryland Small Business Development Center

  • Maryland Women's Business Center


Registration is required to attend.


@SBAgov. The event will include live Instagram coverage; the event hashtag is #SBAYES19


Interested media RSVP by 2 p.m. (EST) Nov. 20 to [email protected] or [email protected].

By attending this event, you grant SBA the right to use your name, voice, and image in photographs, videos, or other recordings and be distributed through any and all media.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit