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 College’s Entrepreneurial Fellowship has helped budding student-entrepreneurs launch three business ventures in the past two years.
Based on its success, the Fellowship has expanded. Three students have been awarded $10,000 and paired with a team of alumni mentors in order to launch three distinct business ventures.
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The fellowship creates a platform to connect alums with the current student body and promote an environment that cultivates and inspires entrepreneurism.
Entrepreneurial Fellowship Introduction Sessions
Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m., Science Center 300
Tuesday, Oct. 17, noon, 339 Carlisle (Economics building) room 122
Tuesday, Oct. 24, noon, 339 Carlisle (Economics building) room 122
Politics of Finance Lecture
Thursday, Oct. 19, noon, Science Center 200
Entrepreneurial Fellowship Preliminary Application Deadline
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Entrepreneurial Fellowship Application Deadline
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
The Startup Experience with Henrick Scheel
Feb.23 & Feb. 24
Entrepreneurial Fellowship Final Presentation
Friday, April 20, 2018
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.
Through lectures, workshops, hands-on experiences, and curricular connections that transcend academic departments, E-SII helps students realize their entrepreneurial potential that they can use throughout their lives and their careers. Entrepreneurs need the skills we most often align with a liberal arts education: critical thinking, effective communication, and a global perspective. Our entrepreneurial competitions and curriculum reinforce these skills to create a campus culture that embraces entrepreneurial activities and social innovation, empowers students to leverage their liberal arts education, and encourages the pursuit of ideas that will have a positive impact on the world.