Training Ground for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
CLSU ensures that the interface of instruction and entrepreneurship is given due course in all its undergraduate programs, especially agriculture, fisheries, business administration, agribusiness management, and entrepreneurship, and in its graduate programs carried out through its eight colleges, and the Open University. As such, business and entrepreneurship have been incorporated in the revised curricular programs.
The CLSU Agriculture and Food Technology Business Incubator (AFTBI) as facility for entrepreneurial training
The CLSU-AFTBI program has its roots in the development and offering of curricular programs in its agriculture program and related fields. Students have their on-the-job training in the AFTBI complex and they are expected imbibe the knowledge and skills that will launch them to become entrepreneurs in their respective localities.
In addition, the ATFBI supports the development of entrepreneurs in the localities and helps to increase the survival rates of their innovative start up business by offering a specialized package of support resources and services. It serves as go-between of the technology sources and the entrepreneurs.
It offers technology trainings on Agricultural Production and Processing; Food Processing and Related Services; Business Counselling; Provision of Space Area for Production, Processing and Storage; Market Research Assistance; Financial Sourcing; Provision of Office Space; Administrative Services; and Legal Advice.
The AFTBI aims to facilitate the commercialization of agriculture and food-based technologies developed by CLSU and other government agencies. It also aims to help potential and existing entrepreneurs establish and manage their businesses by technology adoption, new products development, and operations assistance.