Welcome to CEEP

Changing the way you connect to neighborhoods & discover entrepreneurship

“Because we are such a diverse population in the United States, the goal is to help fill that pipeline with a diverse group of scholars such as the population we have at BMCC. We want to cultivate them to be early scholars of entrepreneurship.”

The Citizen Entrepreneur Explorer Program aims to teach you about entrepreneurship while helping them engage with their local communities. You are encouraged to think critically about what it means to connect. You will conduct research that is relevant, purposeful, and bold!

The CEEP 101

Define the Question

Draw from interests to compose innovative research questions focusing on a current community need.

How to Gather

Decide how you are going to gather the information to answer their question.

Collect Info

Collect local information from your neighborhood in order to answer the question. 

Analyze Data

Use qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods to assess the information gathered. 

Community Outreach

Communicate findings back to your community. Foster an open dialogue with community members. 

What new area will you cover?

Your team

Professor Shane Snipes

Principal Investigator

Professor Snipes worked in nonprofit organizations for a half dozen years. He was the creator of six innovation labs for HP, Microsoft and Best Buy. He holds a Ph.D. in Sustainability Education with a focus on mindfulness and entrepreneurship education from Prescott College. An active member of the NYC startup community, Professor Snipes is currently the deputy chair of the Business Management Department and coordinator of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Degree Program.

Tristan Rodriguez

Research Assistant

Tristan received his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Northern Illinois University. He is currently studying for his MFA in Film and Television Writing at Stony Brook University. He is passionate about inclusive story-telling and hopes to create his own TV show and film. He greatly enjoys the mentoring process and loves working with students on accomplishing their goals and creating new ones. 

Jessica Pitts

Research Assistant

Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College. She is interested in developmental psychology and plans on attending a graduate program in the Fall of 2021. She has a passion for student-led research and hopes to guide students within the Citizen Entrepreneur Explorer Program to conduct meaningful research about the businesses in their communities.