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As the Entrepreneurship Centre of the Pan-Atlantic University, EDC focuses on development and growing small businesses in Nigeria.

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To build a network of entrepreneurial leaders through commitment to continuous learning, process improvement and business integrity.

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EDC’s strength lies in it’s network of partners and collaborators, hence a lot of emphasis is being placed on partnership building, collaboration and constantly searching for value-driven initiatives / projects with high societal impact

Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) is the Entrepreneurship Centre of the Pan-Atlantic University. Set up in 2003 as the Centre for Enterprise Development Services (EDS), the Centre emerged as a direct response to the dearth of available professional business development and support services to small and growing businesses in Nigeria.
Tailored programs
EDC provides bespoke and cost effective trainings for SMEs aimed at the development of the founders and their staff. A few are: Strategy Sessions, Visioning, Management Development, Coaching Sessions, Innovation Session, Matching the fund Gap.

EDC promotes Christian values in Entrepreneurship in an atmosphere of freedom and respect for the religious beliefs and opinions of others. The fundamental inspiration is provided by the Christian conception of man and society. The Prelature of Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church, takes responsibility for ensuring that this conception actually informs all activities of the Centre. It helps further by providing the necessary means (pastoral and spiritual) to advance its Christian identity.
Pan-Atlantic University owes its continued development to many individuals, some who belong to Opus Dei and some who do not.

Opus Dei and Its Mission

Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church, seeks to spread the message that everyone is called to a life of holiness in the midst of the ordinary activities of their lives regardless of their state in life, occupation, sex, race etc. This teaching became central to the message of the Church’s Second Vatican Council. Formally known as The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, Opus Dei is Latin for ‘Work of God’.

Opus Dei traces its foundation to a period in 1928 in Madrid, Spain when a young Spanish priest (St Josemaría Escrivá) was making a spiritual retreat. Precisely on 2 October 1928, according to him, he ‘saw’ Opus Dei and thereafter, began the foundational activities of the organisation which would bring to the whole world the message that everyone had been called individually, by God, to live a life of sanctity in the midst of their everyday affairs. Later on, in 1950, Opus Dei received its final approval from the Vatican from Pope Pius XII. Again in 1982, Pope John Paul II established it as a personal prelature thus making it an intrinsic part of the universal Church.

The Founder

Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer (1902-1975) was born in Barbastro in the Aragonese part of Spain on 9 January 1902. He was ordained a priest in Zaragoza, on Saturday, 28 March 1925. During a prayerful retreat, on 2 October 1928, he "saw" Opus Dei. St Josemaría earned two doctorate degrees, one in civil law and one in theology. His life’s work was the establishment and nurturing of Opus Dei until the time of his death. St Josemaría was the author of many publications such as The Way, Furrow, The Forge, Conversations with Monsignor Josemaría Escrivá, Friends of God, Christ Is Passing by, In Love with the Church, Holy Rosary most of which were aimed at nurturing the spiritual growth of Christians from all works of life. The best-known known of these, The Way, has sold several million copies and has been translated into 43 languages. He died on 26 June 1975 in Rome.

Even during his lifetime he had a reputation for holiness, which continued to grow around the world after his death. Pope John Paul II declared him blessed in 1992 and a saint in 2002. Saint Josemaría’s feast day is June 26.

Teen Summer Camp (July 31, 2018)

The Teen Summer Camp is a 2 week summer program filled with fun and learning! The aim of the week is to expose the teenagers to entrepreneurial thinking through various hands on activities, developing their personal capacity and fueling their passions. The Teen Summer Camp 2018 will hold from Tuesday 31, July - Friday 10, August 2018 at Enterprise Development Centre, Km 22, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ibeju-Lekki., Lagos .

12th EDC Annual SME Conference (September 20, 2018)

As part of her mission to constantly build a network of entrepreneurial leaders, EDC organizes an annual SME Conference for her alumni and non- alumni members, other SMEs alike, stakeholders both in the public and private sector to meet and discuss contemporary issues affecting the Small Growing Businesses in Nigeria.

SME Toolkit Launch (April 25, 2018)

On Wednesday 25th of April, 2018, the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), the enterprise unit of the Pan-Atlantic University launched the new SME Toolkit website (http://smetoolkit.ng) as part of its integrated approach to entrepreneurial development in Nigeria.

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GEC 2018 (April 16 – 19, 2018)

GEC 2018 was held in Istanbul Turkey from April 16 - 19,2018. At the weeklong GEC, delegates make connections, gain insights, learn about new research, and leave ready to renew their programs, policy ideas or firm founder skills.


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Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) is the Entrepreneurship Centre of the Pan-Atlantic University.

Set up in 2003 as the Centre for Enterprise Development Services (EDS), the Centre emerged as a direct response to the dearth of available professional business development and support services to small and growing businesses in Nigeria.

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