A new campus-wide collaborative project, the Entrepreneurship Initiative is designed to inspire, connect, and enable a dynamic community of entrepreneurs. Visit our Facebook page to stay connected and for the latest news and events.
The Entrepreneurship Initiative aims to:
- Foster a dynamic community of entrepreneurs with the aspirations and capacities to address challenging problems with innovative ideas;
- Build resources and structure to support students and young alumni in the conceiving, planning, launching, and growing of sustainable ventures;
- Be entrepreneurial in the way in which this initiative generates, tests, and evaluates key strategies and structures for entrepreneurship at Davidson.
This is a significant undertaking-requiring collective ownership from stakeholders on and off campus. As this initiative develops, we invite your ideas, participation, and feedback.
We invite you to connect with this initiative, listed below are opportunities to participate and share your ideas. Please direct any responses (unless otherwise specified) to Allison Dulin at email@example.com.
In the News
Joe Morrison ‘14 and Tori Mayernick ‘14 Participate in Summer 2013 Venture Lab at Packard Place
Davidson College Venture Lab (DC Venture Lab) is a new start-up incubator designed to accelerate the development of Davidson's founders and aspiring entrepreneurs through experiential education. Learn More »
Davidson Students Participate in Charlotte Startup
Ten Davidson students participated in the Charlotte Startup Weekend, a 54-hour marathon of creativity, team work, and action. Read the Charlotte Observer article.
Yuxi Lin '14 Chosen as Startup Weekend Finalist
Senior Yuxi Lin's idea roomMe was a StartupWeekend hit. Watch her stellar five-minute demo presentation, pitched to an audience of more than 100 people! And read her reflection on risk taking, team building, and her new-found enthusiasm for entrepreneurship.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Internship Program
Building off our existing commitment to leadership and service, we are launching the Davidson Innovation & Entrepreneurship Internship Program for summer 2013. This program connects qualified Davidson students in full time internships with start-up companies, innovation oriented companies, venture capital firms, and entrepreneurial social ventures.
Davidson College Venture Lab
Davidson College Venture Lab is a new start-up incubator designed to accelerate the development of Davidson's founders and aspiring entrepreneurs through experiential education. Venture Lab is a full-time, immersive program that runs June 3-August 16 and is suited for all business models (for profit and not-for-profit). Learn More »
Compete in the IDEAS Competition
Do you have an idea for a program or enterprise rooted in social change toward the betterment of our community? The Davidson College Center for Civic Engagement would like to help fund your endeavor! The competition typically asks for IDEAS entries in the late winter/early spring and individuals/teams will present in a creative and unique pitch presentations in early April. Read the guidelines and enter through the IDEAS website.
Ready to Explore the Charlotte Entrepreneurial Community?
Check out the opportunities to learn, network, and participate through the startup events calendar. Or email Allison Dulin at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.
Share Your Ideas
If you are involved in entrepreneurship and innovation (or hope to be) please let us know what you are doing. This will help us accurately map alumni who are involved and interested in entrepreneurial efforts, and also provide instructive stories and cases. We also hope you will share your ideas for the Davidson Entrepreneurship Initiative. Please fill out this very brief questionnaire, it will only take you five minutes and your responses are invaluable to Davidson.
Offer an Internship for the New Innovation and Entrepreneurship Internship Program
Building off our existing commitment to leadership and service, we are launching the Davidson Innovation & Entrepreneurship Internship program. This program connects qualified Davidson students to full time internships with start-up organizations, innovation oriented companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurial social ventures, and innovative roles within mature companies. Davidson College hopes that you will consider offering an internship for a student. Our students-grounded in a strong liberal arts background-are eager to apply their entrepreneurial instincts to real world problems and contribute to your organization. Contact Allison Dulin at email@example.com with interest.
Faculty and Staff Opportunities
Our students and alumni are only able to pursue entrepreneurial ventures because of the incomparable education they receive here at Davidson. Faculty are crucial to this initiative, and we invite you to provide your ideas and feedback. This initiative is designed to be a cross-campus initiative. This requires engagement from many different groups on campus. Please share your ideas and feedback with Allison Dulin at firstname.lastname@example.org.