Generation E Institute (GenEI), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Battle Creek, MI, ignites the entrepreneurial spirit with community programs that inspire and guide creative thinking to compete in tomorrow’s economy. GenEI provides entrepreneurial programs to youth, nationally, and adults in Southwest Michigan: Biz Whiz and the Center for Entrepreneurship (CfE). This collaboration of services offers a pipeline, youth through adults to develop the skills needed to launch and sustain successful businesses.
Our innovative programs feature action-based learning and give youth plenty of hands-on experiential learning through critical thinking exercises, problem solving activities, and research that encourage discussions and turn abstract principles into practical actions and create their own business ventures.
Serving Southwest Michigan, Generation E’s Center for Entrepreneurship continues to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, by assisting aspiring entrepreneurs and growing small businesses. The CfE acts as the “first stop”for beginning entrepreneurs, guiding them through the idea stage to business plan completion.
Grants, private donations, and the generosity of volunteers allow us to keep our service fees affordable.