3 Day Startup Weekend: September, 29th – October, 1st!

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative is teaming up with 3 Day Startup on Friday September, 29th – Sunday, October 1st. This is the 3rd year Davidson College I&E will host 3DS, founded by Cam Houser, Class of ‘00, to activate the entrepreneurial spirit in students. However, this year we’re changing it up! For the first time, we are opening up the 3DS Davidson program to recent alums + Charlotte area university students AND hosting 3 Day Startup in The Hub @ Davidson!


You are invited to join us the weekend of September, 29th – October, 1st. Apply at davidson.3daystartup.org.

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Bloomerent wins Venture Fund!

This year’s winner of Davidson College Venture Fund Pitch Competition (and recipient of $50k) is Bloomerent,  a peer-to-peer flower resale platform.

Read their story here.

Watch Bloomerent’ winning pitch and the pitches of our five other finalists below.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Venture Fund this year!



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.