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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Programs and Opportunity

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation department offers a variety of programs and opportunities for students to take leadership positions beyond the classroom. Here, students interested in becoming young, successful entrepreneurs can learn, study, practice and lead.

From Lake Forest College competitions to national pitch competitions to social innovation club, check out how our students participate in the most popular minor on campus:

Student Ran Organizations

  • Net Impact

    Net Impact is a student-run club that is part of the global Net Impact community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Net Impact students are emerging leaders taking on social challenges, protecting the environment, inventing new products and orienting businesses toward the greater good. 

  • TEDx Lake Forest College

    TEDx Lake Forest College is a student-led TED-affiliate event dedicated to spark deep discussion and connection. TEDx Lake Forest College - Ideas Worth Spreading for our students, by our students.

Entrepreneurship and innovation programs

  • A.B. Dick Lecture

    The annual A.B. Dick Lecture on Entrepreneurship at Lake Forest College is a series of talks from industry leaders and innovators. Talks explore everything from ideation to corporate innovation. Dedicated to A.B Dick, a local Lake Bluff entrepreneur famed for inventing the mimeograph.

  • Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Global Entrepreneurship Week inspires our local and global entrepreneurial community to engage in events and activities, while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors!

  • ENTP Workshops

    The Innovation and Entrepreneurial workshop series encourages Lake Forest College students from any department sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and bring their experiences and curiosity to add to the question, “What is Entrepreneurship?”.

Lake Forest College Competitions

  • Venture Design Challenge

    Our annual Venture Design Challenge provides a forum for Lake Forest College students to collaborate, develop, and pitch business and social venture ideas. Finalists pitch to local business leaders while competing for $10,000 in cash prizes. The competition is open to all students.

  • Davis Projects for Peace

    Projects for Peace is a resource for students to design grassroots projects that build peace. With $10,000 in funding, students can pursue their passion for social innovation and create real change.


  • Square Foot

    SquareFoot is launching a $5,000 scholarship contest available to rising seniors passionate about real estate, business, and technology.

  • James Rocco Scholarship

    The James Rocco Quantitative Data Research Scholarship provides up to $5,000 to support innovative, student-designed quantitative research projects to be carried out during the summer or the academic year. 

  • The Fulfilltopia Future Entrepreneur’s Scholarship

    his $1,000 scholarship program has been created with the purpose of helping students succeed move forward with their education and future entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Legal Zoom Scholarship Grant

    Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant. Got an innovative business idea? We’ve got $5000 to get you started. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship. If you have a business startup idea you think the world needs to hear about, we’ll help to get the word out. 

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