Academic Small Business Alliance (ASBA) Project

The Academic Small Business Alliance (ASBA) Bridge to Success Project started January 15, 2015. This is a collaborative partnership between UAB’s Collat School of Business, Department of Small Business Inclusion and a number of small business owners from the greater Birmingham area.

This program was designed to create a talent pipeline into employment opportunities with small diverse business enterprises (DBEs) in a way that allows them to build capacity and to succeed. As a part of ASBA, students were selected from UAB’s Collat School of Business and placed for internship opportunities that complement the needs of the small business.

This innovative initiative is a first for UAB and is a unique collaborative partnership between numerous internal and external partners. Numerous diverse businesses have been selected for the program through an extensive admission process that includes:

  1. Application submission
  2. Onsite visits
  3. Interview process

In a relatively short period of time, this project has become streamlined, sustainable and successful. For more information, please contact Ms. Demetria P. Scott, UAB Department of Small Business Inclusion, 205-934-9349 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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