A fast-growing hub, our Center for Entrepreneurship brings together students, faculty, and alumni from all three of our schools, as well as industry mentors and friends.
At Lewis & Clark we believe that Entrepreneurship empowers the liberal arts. Our Center is a creative hub that invites passionate students, faculty, alumni, mentors, and other professionals into collaborations that engage and utilize entrepreneurial thinking to reframe problems, recognize opportunities and invent solutions. Our mindset challenges convention and supports aspirations. Our goal is to foster leaders who innovate to make impact that brings about a better today and tomorrow.
The Center for Entrepreneurship emphasizes combining curricular and co-curricular activities. Mentor Connections, Fireside Chats and the Incubator+Launch Seed Fund are but three.
Our Incubator+Launch Seed Fund is an opportunity for teams of students to develop an innovative business or nonprofit enterprise and win funding for their venture. Students have the opportunity to work with mentors to develop a business plan, practice pitching their idea, and learn skills necessary to launch their ventures.
We also offer an intensive weeklong seminar. The 2014 Winterim: Principles & Practices of Entrepreneurship, was held in January over winter break for those looking to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skills.
Soon, students wishing to pursue an expanded certificate program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be able to complete a selection of core academic entrepreneurship courses. In the fall of 2013, we began offering the first class, Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a two-unit course co-taught by Steven Goebel, director of the Business Law Program and Small Business Legal Clinic, and Michael Olich, Associate Professor of Theatre. In the Spring of 2014 we added EINV 241: Methods and Applications of Entrepreneurship.
Please contact us to learn more about our deliberate, liberal arts approach to entrepreneurship.