About

Founded in 2011 in downtown Atlanta in the Marque 1 tower, the EpiCenter, which is the home of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, is a new venture and dream of serial and social entrepreneur Mitchell Schlimer. The mission of the EpiCenter is to increase the number of individuals who actively pursue entrepreneurship and to significantly increase the success rate of entrepreneurs in the United States and around the world. Recognizing that the greatest entrepreneurs are driven to create something bigger than self and that lives beyond self, the EpiCenter is focused on researching and advancing entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and innovation around the globe which includes being the penultimate aggregator of content, contacts, resources and so much
more.

The EpiCenter is becoming the one-stop shop for the celebration, study, preparation, and support from some of the great entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and innovators of all time. We are aggregating content, knowledge, tools, and resources from the world’s preeminent entrepreneurs, institutions, organizations, foundations, and thought leaders and utilizing multiple mediums to distribute them so entrepreneurs can be more successful. Our portfolio of programs serves the “whole life of the entrepreneur” and will include education, research, entertainment, experiential and interactive activities, and a range of support, products, and advisory services designed to help insure real success and that includes building a business of market value that the entrepreneur can exit one day on her or his terms.

We are making huge strides toward making this iconic EpiCenter building a reality. As we move forward in developing the EpiCenter and in raising funds to create the world’s premier destination for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, we continue to seek entrepreneurs, corporations, foundations and other partners who share our vision, mission, and sense of urgency in leading a global entrepreneurship revolution as we become the “Voice Of Entrepreneurship”. Currently, plans are underway to build a world class facility in which to house all EpiCenter programs, artifacts, the EpiCenter Network and much more, including the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame (www.theehalloffame.com) which was founded a decade ago by Mitchell Schlimer.

An important asset to the EpiCenter is its Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame (EHOF) which is all about “illuminating the past, empowering the present, and inspiring the future” for entrepreneurs around the globe. The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame continues to recognize the world’s greatest entrepreneurs and shares their stories and expertise with others, especially so you can learn from their journey’s and experiences. This culminates each year with our Induction Event into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame which this year will take place on November 16, 2013 at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The EpiCenter is a nonprofit organization also dedicated to recognizing, studying, facilitating, and teaching entrepreneurship, especially for our youth who are opening businesses at record rates.

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