June 12, 2014

Entrepreneurship

Our Center for Entrepreneurship offers courses, workshops, and an incubator and launch fund for student-led ventures to help students build entrepreneurial skills for any career path.

Our Center for Entrepreneurship offers courses, workshops, and an incubator and launch fund for student-led ventures to help students build entrepreneurial skills for any career path. Whether you want to start your own business, change the world through the nonprofit sector, or influence an established organization, the skills taught by the center’s offerings—innovation, communication, and leadership—will be valuable assets as you pursue your career.

Center for Entrepreneurship

 

Recenter Entrepreneurship Highlights

  • Matt on left, Ramez on right
    Ramez Attia BA ’21 and Matthew Brown BA ’21 were named the winning team at the annual Invent Oregon Collegiate State Finals, earning $10,000, plus an additional $2,000 as People’s Choice winners. Their invention is a cost-effective and tech-savvy device programmed to stop drunk driving before it happens.
  • Brothers and alumni Stein and Thor Retzlaff trained for years to survive one of the most remote areas in the world. The expedition to the Atomfjella mountain range in Norway tested their survival skills, while also allowing them to ski incredible peaks and couloirs (steep mountainside gorges). They captured the experience in their short film, “AREA 11.”

  • For 5 days, 30 Lewis & Clark students joined faculty and mentors to learn about entrepreneurship from the ground up, connecting their liberal arts training with tools for identifying problems and developing solutions. The driving philosophy behind Lewis & Clark’s Winterim experience? Leadership and entrepreneurship are lifelong mindsets.
  • On June 1, Samir Parikh will take the reins as the new director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Lewis & Clark College. The center’s mix of academic and real-world offerings give students from all disciplines the chance to explore various subjects through an entrepreneurial lens.
  • Credit: Les Grands Esprits
    In the few short years since graduating with a degree in international affairs, Matthew Rugamba ’13 has become a rising young star in African fashion. Rugamba’s Kigali-based fashion line House of Tayo was recently featured in the CNN series African Voices, with Rugamba recognized for his artistic innovation and nod to authentic African design.
  • Cleantech Challenge finalists Ian Dechow BA ?16,  Joshua Proto BA ?16, Blake Slattengren BA ?18, ...
    Entrepreneurial students develop a promising kale-based waterproofing agent.
  • Jeff Cruttenden BA ’12 was recently named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in finance.