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The worst mistake I ever made!: Rowdy college students took over my facility!

November/December 2009

Imagine this scenario: You have an empty space at your incubator facility. A young entrepreneur asks if he can rent the space for three months to coordinate a summer employment program for college students. He is working for a national company and has been referred by the local chamber of commerce. It’s money in the bank and no worries, right?

Well … maybe not.

What Gina Harper got at the Southeast Missouri State University Innovation Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., was an incubator full of rowdy college kids who apparently didn’t realize or care that they were in a professional place.

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Keywords: client selection/admissions, entrance policy, incubator management – general

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