Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Winners and judges from the Pitch It competition on April 19, 2016.Winners and judges from the Pitch It competition on April 19, 2016.

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. 

Department News

  • Student entrepreneurs can compete for cash prizes, potential investments
  • Beginning fall 2016, business students can take courses in this growing field.
  • 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.
  • Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Kailey Gonzalez ’18, a Business major and a double minor in Entrepreneurship and Studio Art currently studying abroad in Florence, Italy.
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