Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Patricia “Trish” Thomas was named Illinois Entrepreneurship Professor of the Year by Future Founders at the 2nd Annual EntrepreneurshipU Awards on April 20 at the Chicago Connectory in the Merchandise Mart.
Six teams of entrepreneurial Foresters pitched their new social or business venture and competed for $10,000 in prizes during the 2018 Pitch It finals on April 17 at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest.
Not giving up has paid off for Karla Figueroa ’19 and Fatemeh Riahi ’19. The duo has been selected from applicants worldwide to pitch their idea—a collapsible barrel with a built-in filter to make contaminated water usable—in the esteemed Values and Ventures business plan competition at Texas Christian University.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program students researched business ideas and pitched them to top professionals in the first Shark Tank-style event on campus.
The Lake Forest Business Accelerator and the Greater Waukegan Development Coalition joined forces on March 11 to provide greater networking and other opportunities for its members, according to the Chicago Tribune. Students in the entrepreneurship program at Lake Forest College have designed marketing plans for members of the Lake Forest Business Accelerator.
Entrepreneurial Marketing students will present marketing and promotion campaigns they prepared for six local businesses over the past semester.