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The Hatchery

The Hatchery

Launching a freelance graphic design studio? Constructing an unmanned underwater vehicle?
Problem solving and value creation are essential. And every student from every discipline can benefit from learning to balance their technical “know how” with those hallmarks of an entrepreneurial mindset.

The Hatchery serves as a hub to help align and connect the wealth of entrepreneurship-related resources, knowledge, and vision at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

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By facilitating entrepreneurial experiences, The Hatchery helps increase student opportunities to make their skillsets more relevant, dynamic, adaptable, marketable, and consequentially more valuable in today’s rapidly changing labor market.

Southern Miss has long been one of the state’s leading voices for the advancement of entrepreneurship education and has helped inspire a generation of young entrepreneurs and innovators across Mississippi through programs like the Southern Entrepreneurship Program and Master Teacher of Entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.

Peter Drucker



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The Hatchery Inspiration Lab

2017 Scianna Hall
118 College Dr. #5021
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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The Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) serves as an educational resource for K-12 educators and students in south Mississippi. Established in 2005, CEEE bridges today’s educational gaps in economic, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through relevant, hands-on learning experiences and competitions.

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Part lounge and part laboratory, the Inspiration Lab was designed by students, faculty, and staff at Southern Miss to help transform latent ideas into testable solutions.

Several well-appointed brainstorm zones, including the lab’s popular tufted leather sofa and golden velvet armchairs, invite curious visitors to pause for a moment and connect with others on an entrepreneurial journey.

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