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.

2017 Nisbet Speaker: Steve Pagliuca

Join Davidson College’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative for a conversation with Steve Pagliuca, managing Director at Bain Capital and Co-Owner of the NBA’s Boston Celtics. We will chat with Steve about basketball, business, and changing the game on Tuesday, March 14th at 7 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall on the campus of Davidson College. Reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public, although tickets are required.

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Come Visit

This Thursday, 26 January 2017, we’re holding an open house! Our office will be open to everyone (and the coffee will be flowing) from 11am-12pm in Carnegie Guest House Basement Room #08. Come say hello! We love visitors.

Where is the Carnegie Guest House?