Venture Fund Pitch Day 2017

$50K. Six Startups. One Shot.

Join Davidson College President Carol Quillen; Techstars Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Chris Heivly; Launch LKN; Enventys; and Davidson College’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative on the afternoon of March 22nd for Davidson’s annual pitch competition.

Watch as six alumni- and student-run startups compete for a shot to win $50,000.  There will be refreshments,  a talk from Chris Heivly, fierce competition, and networking. A happy hour will follow pitches.  Although we ask that you register at 3:30 p.m., attendees can come and go as they’d like. Sign up below.


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Wolfgang Drops Some Wisdom

Our entrepreneurship spotlight for this episode is Wolfgang Christian, retired Professor of Physics at Davidson College. Wolfgang speaks on his entrepreneurial journey and offers insight on what entrepreneurs of today need to be successful.

Internships

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Summer 2018 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Internships

The Summer 2018 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Internship Program is for students interested in working for entrepreneurial ventures in a variety of fields. Through this program, students are connected with full-time, paid internships with ventures near and far! It is open to all years, including graduating seniors. See what previous interns said about the program here.

Summer 2018: More Information To Come!

  • Information Sessions available Early Spring (January & February)
  • Applications due in March

Students: Applications for Internship positions posted in Spring 2018 through Handshake.

Employers: Interested in hiring a Davidson Student to intern at your Startup this year? Email our team at innovation@davidson.edu

The Failure Fund

keep up to date with Failure Fund recipients here.

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The Failure Fund is a grant competition that awards Davidson students with between $150-1000 to pursue a creative or innovative idea. The purpose of this scholarship is to fund the creative ideas of Davidson students while empowering them to model the traits of innovators and creative entrepreneurs, mainly by being comfortable with failure.

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Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

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Our entrepreneurship in residence, Chris and Jon Boggiano, are advisers and mentors to students, faculty, staff and the college at large. Based in Cornelius, NC they are working on their second start-up, VersaMe. Their product is a wearable device that encourages greater parental engagement in early childhood and aims to promote literacy. The Boggianos founded VersaMe after researching the profound impact parents’ use of language has on brain development. Prior to their current venture, Chris and Jon started and sold Everblue.edu. Both graduated from West Point and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and later served in the Army together, including deployments to Kosovo and Iraq. Their families live across the street from each other in Cornelius where Jon has three young children and Chris has two. learn more.

If you’re a Davidson student, you can contact them whenever you want. Email them using the form below.

July Experience

July Experience is a powerful pre-college summer academic program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically oriented, and self-disciplined. Over the course of four weeks, students take two courses taught by full-time Davidson faculty. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative offers students a course in Entrepreneurship. Check out the July Experience page for more details.