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.

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Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Internship Program

The Global Innovation and 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 across the world. It is open to all years, including graduating seniors. See what previous interns said about the program here.


  • Apply by March 3.
  • Info session on 26 January 2017 at 7:30PM in the Library Tutor Room. Food will be provided.
  • Info session on 21 February 2017 at 11:00AM in the Library Tutor Room. Food will be provided.
  • Click here to watch a digital info session.

Students: Apply in the spring through Handshake.

Employers: Learn more hereRequest a Davidson Intern here.

Venture Lab

Davidson College Venture Lab is a start-up incubator designed to accelerate the development of Davidson’s innovators and entrepreneurs through experiential education. It’s is a full-time, immersive, 10-week program suited for all business models (both for-profit and nonprofit). Click here to learn more.

Failure Fund

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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