Business

Entrepreneurship Hub

About the Core

The mission of the Business Entrepreneurship (B/E) Hub is to inspire and transform the USC academic community into entrepreneurial big data thinkers and problem solvers, and to ensure the sustainability of the BDHSC. The B/E Hub will serve as a core where healthcare industry big-data problems are connected to new ideas, experts, resources, and technologies needed to create new solutions, products and services. Through a three-pronged approach (customer identification, industry discovery, and commercialization), the B/E Hub will engage both the Big Data and healthcare industry/consumers and connect faculty/researchers to industry. The B/E Hub will develop a Carolinas Innovation Corps (CIC) by modeling the NSF I-Corps program and develop a Big Data Health Innovation Strike Force modeled after Michigan’s innovation strike teams concept. The B/E Hub also will host an annual data science bowl competition for the students. The B/E Hub will be co-led by Drs. B Olatosi (ASPH) and D Brown (DMSB) and consists of expertise in entrepreneurism, healthcare delivery and pharmaceuticals. The B/E Hub team also includes Mr. C Hardaway, Director of UofSC Technology Commercialization Office and Ms. J Clenney, a Business Librarian who is knowledgeable in patent, marketing, and industry search.

Activity 1

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Activity 2

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Activity 3

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Faculty

Bankole Olatosi, Ph.D.

Core Co-Director

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Dirk Brown

Core Co-Director

Dirk Brown is the faculty director of the University of South Carolina’s McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise and a clinical assistant professor of management at the Darla Moore School of Business. Brown is a seasoned executive with a strong track record of developing, marketing and licensing disruptive, proprietary technologies.

Chad Hardaway

Core Member

Chad Hardaway is Deputy Director of the University of South Carolina (USC) Office of Economic Engagement and the Director of the Technology Commercialization Office. As Deputy Director of the USC Office of Economic Engagement, Chad works to align USC assets with outside corporate and government partners. As Managing Director of the USC Office of Technology Commercialization, he oversees a portfolio of over 500 university technologies and is responsible for moving those technologies out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

Jean Clenney

Core Member

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