The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) is a charitable corporation that supports more than 16,500 emerging collegiate entrepreneurs annually. Through their global network of more than 250 college and university chapters, they support and inspire the growth and development of any student that seeks to be entrepreneurial.
In 2016, WBENC began a partnership with CEO on the premise of supporting the development of Collegiate Female Founders, aligning with our overall mission to help inspire and support the next generation of women business owners.
In partnership with CEO, WBENC selects one female founder finalist from their Global Conference & Pitch Competition in November for automatic acceptance into the WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program.
This year, Tammy Dorsey, founder of Prenatal Hope and first-year graduate student at Wichita State University was selected! Her company exists to provide hope for families through reducing infant mortality with their biomedical innovations. Prenatal Hope has developed a diagnostic tool that is fast, accurate, and non-invasive with the purpose of testing for oxygen deprivation and fetal acidosis while in utero, ultimately reducing cost of complications, reducing liability for doctors, and saving lives.tions, reducing liability for doctors, and saving lives.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to collaborate and grow with such a dynamic and powerfully diverse group of women such as the WBENC network,” says Tammy. “It's going to be epic!”
James Zeebrowski, Managing Director of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, says entrepreneurship as a field of study has come a long way, but as more and more programs launch, they continue to find a divide between male and students launching ventures.
“More often than not, the male to female ratio is 3 to 1,” he says. “CEO work with WBENC helps to close that divide. We are proud of Tammy Dorsey and wish her great success while she works with the WBENC team.”
Learn more about the WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program and how to apply.