Office of Business Opportunities
Richland Library in partnership with the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities announce the 2022 Summer Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) Lasenta Lewis-Ellis
The library's Entrepreneur-in-Residence supports, mentors, and educates new entrepreneurs and budding start-ups through office hours and public programs--building an ecosystem that sustains the development and growth of future entrepreneurs in the region. The program also aims to connect entrepreneurs with peers who have successfully designed, launched and run a new business venture.
A graduate of Midlands Technical College, the University of South Carolina, and Webster University, Lewis-Ellis is the president and CEO of LLE Construction Group, LLC. She specializes in owner's representation in general construction and contracting, construction and project management, and facility support services. Currently, she's working on her dissertation with a focus of study on women-owned small businesses and federal government contracting.
During her residency, she’ll share her Sidepreneurship expertise with entrepreneurs and small business owners through an array of free programs and one-on-one coaching sessions.