Welcome to the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Our team believes it is more important than ever for individuals, businesses and communities to adopt an entrepreneurial spirit in order to maintain a high standard of living in the increasingly competitive global economy.
Whether you are a student in our secondary or postsecondary education programs who is trying to prepare for the new economy, an individual who dreams of starting a business, someone with an idea that might lead to a breakthrough, an existing business owner who wants to expand, or a leader that wants to develop opportunities for your community, we are committed to supporting you.
Please contact us so we can learn more about how we can serve you.
James L. Stapleton, Ph.D.
Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
To support the University’s strategic priority to advance Southeast Missouri’s economic appeal and strength by leading in the development of an increasingly entrepreneurial economy that inspires and encourages individuals to adopt a culture of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship stimulates entrepreneurial growth and development that improves the quality of lives, communities, and businesses in Southeast Missouri and beyond by:
The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship strives for excellence in the development of programs and services the Center delivers. Since opening in 2003, the Center has been the recipient of numerous awards, nominations and recognition.
Most recently, the Center was listed by the Kauffman Foundation as the top partner in the state of Missouri for Global Entrepreneurship Week(GEW). The Kauffman Foundation founded GEW in 2008 to develop young people’s knowledge, skills and networks to inspire them to grow sustainable enterprises. Based on the level of activity celebrating GEW, Southeast Missouri State University has ranked high nationally in the four years since it started and was named a Distinguished Partner in the USA.