Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The entrepreneurship and innovation minor provides students of all majors with additional skills and qualities to differentiate themselves in the competitive workforce.
Anyone from journalists, to lawyers, to teachers, and artists can use an entrepreneurial mindset to creatively solve challenges and adapt to change, just as marketing directors, CEOs, and sales teams use it within their organizations to innovate, find out-of-the-box solutions to complex problems, and achieve success.
The minor offers many opportunities for experiential activities including students working directly with small business clients. The students form project teams conducting extensive market research and then present summaries and recommendations to their clients.
Student entrepreneurs can compete for cash prizes, potential investments
Students in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program are working with two Waukegan organizations to help revitalize the city’s downtown, the Lake County News-Sun reported.
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Lake Forest College ranked in the top three finalists as the “Best Emerging Program” by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).
Lake Forest business students turned heads at the 2016 Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) National Conference and Pitch Competition that drew 1,000 students and faculty from 150 universities in the U.S.