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October 1, 2014 -September 30, 2015

Table of Contents

Strategic Priorities
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Morgan Student Profile


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Highlights for the Year


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Impact
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Alumni Support
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Reporting
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Morgan Students
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Supporters
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Media Outlets
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Funding for the Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center is made possible
by a grant from the United States Department of Education, Title III Program,
project management fee for providing support in the Department of Defense Mentor
Protege Program, conference registration fees and sponsorships, and donations
from supporters.
THANK YOU!

Strategic Priorities FY 16 - 20

Filling the academic


pipeline

Collaboration with other


schools on campus

Raising funds for initiatives

Evaluating EDACs impact

Impactful initiatives for


community economic
development

Develop public, private,


academic relationships

The above strategic priorities are in line with


objectives of Title III, Morgan State University
and School of Business Strategic Plans.

Morgan State University Strategic Plan


Goal 1: Enhancing Student Success
Goal 4: Growing Morgans Resources
Goal 5: Engaging with the Community

Title III Objectives

School of Business Strategic Plan

1: Provide resources (workshops,


conferences, one on one, access to capital) to
500 people/small businesses within the
surrounding community of Morgan State
University and the State of Maryland.

2: Community Outreach Program to youth


enrolled in elementary and high school:
offering entrepreneurial activities that will
compliment academic enrichment and interest
in pursuing higher education (250 youth);
Access to local entrepreneurs and activities
(entrepreneurial) to help Morgan State
University students develop entrepreneurial
skills by applying theory to practical situations
(250 youth).

Assist local entrepreneurs and business


ventures through information
dissemination, training programs, and
consultation provided by the
Entrepreneurial Development and
Assistance Center (EDAC).
Facilitate dialogue among practicing
entrepreneurs, academics, and students
to encourage entrepreneurial solutions to
economic development issues within the
local community.
Seek external funding for SBM
entrepreneurial activities (EDAC
activities).
Encourage student-run groups to engage
in local community service activities

Morgan Student Profile


Michael Spikes
Senior
Business Marketing Manager
http://www.uoftaste.com/
https://twitter.com/uoftaste
https://www.facebook.com/universityoftaste/
https://www.instagram.com/universityoftaste/

Name of your company


University of Taste

2013 Forbes Most Promising Company


Finalist. Also, we have been able to form
event partnerships with Howard Theatre,
SXSW, & A3C Hiphop Festival for events
while creating ways to expand the brand
on college campuses.

Title
Founder/CEO
Business Started
April 2011

Your career goal:


Creative Director/ Entrepreneur

Services received from EDAC:


Consultation
Promotional Outreach
Resources

How can EDAC help you now and in


the future?
I would love for EDAC to be able to
maintain more opportunities for alum to
mentor young students including more
money competitions, special small
business shopping days on campus
where students can sell their stuff in the
student center or a special area on
campus, and more well renowned
speakers.

Value of EDAC to your business:


EDAC has really been there for me since
day one when I started UofTaste with
them being the first ones to invest in us
via the business pitch competition
freshman year. Because of their support,
we are constantly growing to become a
lifestyle company that has an award
winning online publication, culture events,
music events, and a respected streetwear
line seen on Karmaloop including
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Alumni Support
Throughout the year, alumni participated in EDAC events by assisting students and giving back
via resources and their time.

Andrea Garris Jackson


Name of your company: DPN Group, LLC
Title: Principal
Business Started: 11/2008
Graduated from Morgan: 1993
Services received from EDAC: I've attended numerous
workshops at EDAC including a Quickbooks seminar, where I met
my CPA. In addition, I've had the opportunity to participate in
several conferences including the W.O.M.E.N. Conferences and Moms As Entrepreneurs
Conference.
EDAC has also sponsored, provided resources and participated in two
conferences sponsored by my firm: the Maryland Military & Veteran Women Business
Conference (2014, 2015) and UNiCOMM 2013. The participation by EDAC in these two events
gave credibility to the conferences.
Value of EDAC to your business: EDAC has been a huge part of the growth of my firm in
providing resources (met my CPA at a workshop) and exposing DPN Group to networking
opportunities and other essential resources.
The importance of alumni giving back: Giving back allows alumni to build relationships that
may become long-term and lead to other opportunities to serve the community.
Andrea Garris Jackson
DPN Group, LLC
516 N. Charles Street, Ste 303
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7558 office| (410) 905-4036 cell
www.dpngroupllc.net
Twitter: @DiverseTrainer
LinkedIn: Andrea Garris Jackson
Facebook: DPN Group, LLC

Thank You to All the Supporters for FY 2015


Areas participated
Organization

Youth

Morgan
Student

AutoDesk
Baltimore Business Journal
Be-Z Clothing Company
Blive Photography (youth business)
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City of Baltimore Small Business Resource Ctr
Citywide Youth Entrepreneurship
x
Community Technology Organization
x
Constant Contact
x
Danny Virgo (youth business)
x
Department of Business & Econ. Dvlp
DJ5Star
x
DPN Group (Veterans Conference)
Earl Richardson Library
x
Emerging Technology Centers
Essentially Bold (youth business)
x
Evoku
x
Flemming Transaction
x
Foreman Media Group
Given.to
x
IamOkah
x
IBM
x
iSTEMS
x
Isaacs & Simmons, P.C.
J Biggins Consulting
x
Janley Consulting
x
Kamel (student business)
x
Kind
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L3
M & T Bank
Maryland Capital Enterprise
Mayors Office of Employment Develop
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MECU

Media MSU Alum

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MD Procurement Technology Center


Millionaire Manners

Women Contracts &


Business

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Thank You to All the Supporters for FY 2015


Areas participated
Organization

MD Procurement Technology Center


Melanie Bonita
Moms in Charge
Operation Hope
Pay Pal
PNC Bank
Project Beautify You, Inc.
Planned Systems International
Refined Greek (student business)
Rowdy Orbit
Sage Services Group
School of Business & Management
School of Social Work
Scrub Nail Boutique
Shades Gifts
Small Business Resource Center
Solomon Lincoln
State Farm
Stone Foundation
Studio A Modeling, Etiquette, Dance
Studio Code Works
Styled by Rachelle (student business)
Subway Restaurant
Sunnys Restaurant
Tawheed Apparel Manufacturing
TedXBaltimore
Torin Ellis Company
Touching Young Lives, Inc.
TMBG Law Firm
University of Taste (student business)
University Student Center
Urban Alliance
USA Navy
WEAA

Youth

Morgan
Student

Women Contracts &


Business
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Media

MSU Alum

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Media Reach

EDAC uses various media outlets to reach & assist budding entrepreneurs and
small businesses.

Weekly radio workshop


edacampus
Bi-Weekly column

Monthly email newsletter reaching


3,500 individuals

1.6 views

The EDAC Team


Morgan State University
Entrepreneurial Development &
Assistance Center (EDAC)
Earl G. Graves School of Business
and Management
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
McMechen Building, Suite 102B
Baltimore, MD 21251
443-885-3663
443-885-8345 fax
www.edacmorgan.com

Omar S. Muhammad, Director


Yvette Racks, Administrative Assistant
Jasmine White, Intern
Sounding Board
Stanley Tucker, MMG Group
Deb Tillet, Emerging Technology Center
Dr. Paul Archibald, LCSW-C, ADS, CCATODSW, School of Social Work,
Morgan State University
Gina Watkins, Constant Contact
Jonathan Moore, Rowdy Orbit

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