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Center for Entrepreneurship


January 9 - 13, 2017

An entrepreneurial mindset is an advantage for all college graduates in our fast-changing world. Whether you want to start a new organization or work for an existing one, you can benefit from the skills of entrepreneurs: creativity, developing and pitching ideas, taking advantage of opportunities, and making things happen. 

Students discuss their experiences during the workshop.

2016 Winterim Overview

View 2016 schedule 

During Winterim, students

  • Explore how innovators and entrepreneurs think
  • Discover specific skills and tools that help transform ideas into reality
  • Meet and learn from experts in the field of entrepreneurship

Successful completion of the weeklong Winterim entrepreneurship workshop is noted on student transcripts. 

See the 2017 application and tuition pages for more information, or to make inquiries please email the Coordinator for the Center for Entrepreneurship, at

  • Winterim in Action

    “Winterim opened my mind to the world of social entrepreneurship, a field I would have never considered if I had not taken this valuable course. It was both inspiring and practical in its content and skill development. I ended the week feeling empowered to harness my liberal arts education to make a difference using my career.” 

    — Frances Swanson ’17 (ENVS)

  • Winterim in Action

    “A lot of my friends in their social science classes have been telling me about their ‘capstone’ classes where a broad topic in their field of study is analyzed through a variety of intellectual frameworks they have learned up to that point. Reflecting on last week, I feel that Winterim was my quintessential capstone of the Liberal Arts, providing me the space to gather up all the knowledge, communication skills, and creativity I have learned so far to solve a pressing social problem.”

    — Joshua Proto ’16 (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

  • Winterim in Action

    “The program elucidated how entrepreneurial thinking alongside meaningful collaboration has limitless potential in changing the world for the better. The incredible line-up of speakers provided invaluable insight into the entrepreneurial world by highlighting the ways a liberal arts education uniquely prepares students to engage with innovative design.”  

    — Alexa Jakusovszky ’16 (International Affairs)

  • Winterim in Action

    “Winterim made me feel like anything is possible. Through the lens of entrepreneurship–specifically social entrepreneurship–every problem becomes an opportunity for a solution. Jed Emerson’s passionate persistence in breaking down the separation between doing good (donating money and service) and doing well (making money) convinced me that the critical mind of a liberal arts student can visualize and create paradigm-shifting new ways of understanding the world. As someone with no previous business or finance experience, Winterim provided an incredible opportunity to engage with the process of turning ideas into practical and profitable ventures.”

    — Gabriella Seltzer ’16 (SOAN and minor ENVS)

  • Winterim in Action

    “For me, the experience of Winterim was entirely invaluable, confirming the non-academic applications of a liberal arts education, something that I had been greatly questioning until this week. The networking activities alone were absolutely incredible and made for a week that was beyond expectations.”

    — Zach Kavanaugh ’18 (Studio Art)

  • Winterim in Action

    “Winterim was one of the most valuable experiences I have had at my time at LC. This week was filled with speakers that pushed my boundaries of what I believed about business and showed me how we could harness profit to serve the common good.” 

    — Madelaine Hyde ’16 (International Affairs and Economics)