Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation

The Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Initiative (E-SII) is the focal point for entrepreneurship and innovation at Gettysburg College where ideas for both new social ventures and for-profit startups can be explored, cultivated, and developed. With the assistance of ESII, any student can hone and build upon their experiences, connections, and skills to give them the confidence to grow their ideas into ventures.


Gettysburg Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship with a social impact

Entrepreneurship with a social impact

How are you going to make an impact?

How are you going to make a difference in your community?

How are you going to do great work?

These are questions that Gettysburgians ask themselves regularly, and questions that our socially-minded entrepreneurial alumni ask themselves almost every day.

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Are you a Gettysburg entrepreneur or know someone who is? Share your story with news@gettysburg.edu.

Programs & Organizations

The Entrepreneurial Fellowship

The fellowship creates a platform to connect alums with the current student body and promote an environment that cultivates and inspires entrepreneurism.

StartUp Experience

Entrepreneurs Club

Support Entrepreneurism

Many of the entrepreneurial activities on campus are made possible by generous alumni and friends of the College. Learn more about how to get involved. Contact Entrepreneur-in-Residence Drew Murphy at dmurphy@gettysburg.edu or make a donation online.


The Business and Entrepreneurial Thinking Program Fall Schedule:

Monday, September 3rd
SC 300 7pm-9pm : Introduction to E-Sii and Business/Entrepreneurial Thinking

Thursday, September 13th
SC 200 12pm-1pm: Introduction to Business Thinking - Problem Solving

Monday, September 17th
SC 300 7pm-9pm: Entrepreneurial Thought and Action

Thursday, September 20th
SC 200 12pm-1pm: Idea Generation

Thursday, September 27th
SC 200 12pm-1pm: Idea Development Preparation

Monday, October 1st
SC 300 7pm-9pm: Business Strategy: Linking Strategy-Plan-People

Thursday, October 4th
SC 200 12pm-1pm: Practice Business Problem Solving

Friday, October 5th
SC 200 4pm-6pm: Marketing Essentials - Market Research - Learn from Feedback

Monday, October 15th
SC 300 7pm-9pm: Sales Forecasting - Marketing Sizing -Evaluation Framing

Thursday, October 18th
SC 200 12pm-1pm: Marketing Plan for Ideas

Monday, October 29th
SC 300 7pm-9pm: Business Execution Strategies

Thursday, November 1st
SC 200 12pm-1pm: Idea Workshop Day

Thursday, November 8th
SC 200 12pm-1pm: Idea Workshop Day

Monday, November 12th
SC 300 7pm-9pm: Pro Form Financials, Sales Forecasting

Thursday, November 15th
SC 200 12pm-1pm: Entrepreneurial Finance

Friday, November 16th
SC 200 4pm-6pm: Financial Decision Making and Entrepreneurial and Social Thinking

Thursday, November 29th
SC 200 12pm-1pm: Semester End Summary Day

Entrepreneurial Advisory Council

The Entrepreneurial Advisory Council works closely with the Entrepreneurial Fellowship and is made up of members who are entrepreneurs or professionals holding high-level positions in dynamic industries. These advisors donate their time to mentor students and improve the quality of our entrepreneurial programs.

Get to know the members of the council.

Academic Credit

By participating in lectures, workshops, hands-on experiences, and curricular connections that transcend academic departments, students can gain essential entrepreneurial skills while earning academic credit. Throughout the fall and spring semester, students will focus on a project in which they develop an idea, take it through the Lean Startup Method and produce a startup business model.