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Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Lake Forest College’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program allows student to lead a hands-on community of innovation and resilience beyond the classroom. Check out how our students participate in the most popular minor on campus:

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.

  • BuiltWorlds Hackathon 2018

    What is the BuiltWorlds Hackathon? It’s a weekend-long competition where all-star developers, makers, and built industry experts gather to hack solutions to burning built world problems.

  • 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.

  • Forester Pitch Competition

    The College hosts an annual shark-tank competition, called Pitch It!, in the spring.  The finalists pitch to successful entrepreneurs and VCs while competing for $10,000 in cash prizes. 

  • 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!

  • Hackathon

    The LFC Hackathon is an exciting 48-hour event where students build something out of nothing – fast! Students practice innovation and resilience for a chance to win a prize from event sponsors. The winner is not the best coder, it’s the best creation!

  • James Rocco Competition

    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. 

  • 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. 

  • Scholarships

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

  • 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?”.