Welcome to the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship!

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE or Center) is located on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), within its School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA).

Under the leadership of the SBPA, the Center is designed to help reshape the local and regional economy, by advancing wealth-building strategies within the urban community of the District of Columbia.  Specifically, CUE was created to be the hub for urban entrepreneurial programs, innovation, and research.



Our vision is that every resident within the District of Columbia and surrounding jurisdictions, who want to pursue an entrepreneurial idea – in the form of a venture or research project – should have that opportunity.

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship seeks to inspire and guide students and residents of the District of Columbia with an understanding of the value of entrepreneurship and to provide services to help ensure entrepreneurial success among start-ups and small business owners.



CUE is part of the only public and urban land grant university, UDC, and as such is particularly obligated to extend its resources to help every community and neighborhood prosper.



CUE was initially conceived in 2011 and restructured in 2014.  CUE  provides  courses, services, collaboration, and research for small business owners, entrepreneurs, local business centers, and the community at large.  The Center coordinates SBPA’s Annual Business Plan Competition –Sustainability Entrepreneurship: conducts thought forums for entrepreneurship and leadership through the campus-wide and student-run Entrepreneurship Club; and promotes and oversees theCertificate of Entrepreneurship.


Wayne R. Curtis, PhD, Acting Director

Center for Urban Entrepreneurship

University of the District of Columbia

School of Business and Public Administration

4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC  20008

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