CEO: Semester Highlights

The 2017- 2018 school year was a busy and exciting time for the ECU Chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) housed in the College of Business, Miller School of Entrepreneurship.

CEO, a 501 (c) (3) not for profit charitable corporation, founded in 1983, supports more than 16,500 emerging collegiate entrepreneurs annually. CEO believes that any student, regardless of academic discipline can launch a business.  Through a global network of more than 250 college and university chapters, CEO supports and inspires the growth and development of any student that seeks to be entrepreneurial. CEO practices a mantra of “Stop Dreaming and Start Doing”.


During the semester, the ECU CEO Chapter grew in membership, events and activities provided. Some notable highlights included three hackathons, ideation sessions, business model canvas development for campus partners, guest speakers, a field trip, and a new series called Pitch Dark (pictured above) which utilizes the center courtyard of Joyner Library.

CEO also gave back to the community this year by hosting a 6 week program for 1st – 5th graders at the Lucille Gorham Intergenerational Community Center. The program introduced the young students to entrepreneurial thinking by identifying problems in their community. One of the founding CEO Presidents (Magus Pereira, pictured left with students) graduated in Spring of 2018.

Current CEO president (Emily Porter) looks forward to the events planned for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Interested students who would like to learn more about the ECU Chapter of CEO may contact Emily at or Mr. David Mayo,, faculty advisor for the chapter.