Entrepreneurship and Innovation
We help students turn their passions into careers.
Students in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program get real-world experience through great internships, resume-building contact with successful business owners, and faculty instruction from industry leaders. The entrepreneurship minor pairs well with majors in art, music, sociology and anthropology, physics, chemistry, biology— you name it. Our graduates leave Lake Forest with an edge on a great career.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the most popular minor at Lake Forest College.
The nation’s leading academic entrepreneur organization recognized the College’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program for its interdisciplinary focus and for providing students “unmatched” experiential learning experiences.
Students in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program worked with two Waukegan organizations to help revitalize the city’s downtown, the Lake County News-Sun reported in February.
Evelyn Johnson ’18 and Mat Obstoj ’17 and their product Boullé are the top winners in the 2017 Lake Forest College Pitch It! entrepreneur competition.
College’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisory Council donates $10K in prize money
At the crux of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program is a series of experiential learning opportunities. Students work directly with small business owners and entrepreneurs on a variety of projects and practicums. They also compete in local and national elevator pitch competitions.
An advisory council comprised of industry leaders helps set the curriculum and informs students of real-world business problems. The council members often become mentors and advisors to students.
Professionals from journalists, to lawyers, to teachers and artists can benefit from an entrepreneurial mindset. That’s why Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program is the most popular minor at the College today.