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Lorentzen Student Hatchery


The Lorentzen New Venture Student Hatchery is a unique program aimed at fostering student startups. Entrepreneurship Centers staff provide guidance and support, access to mentors and experts, and more to Drake University students accepted to the Hatchery. Students of any major, undergraduate and graduate, are welcome to apply to the Hatchery for the opportunity to get paid while working on their own startup.  Selected teams (two or more people) can earn up to $10,000 per team.

Application Information

Applications and Summer 2015 program details will be released at the Hatchery Presentations on Friday, October 3, 2014.


2014 Lorentzen Student Hatchery Presentations - Friday, October 3, 2014

On October 3, 2014, the 2014 summer cohort will present status reports on their businesses to several guests including Mr. John Lorentzen, community members, students, and faculty. The presentations will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. in Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center.

Presentations will be made by:

John Lorentzen (Drake B.A. and B.S.B.A in Political Science, Economics, and Management, 1977) founded the Hatchery with the intent to help Drake University students get a head start on creating their own business through a generous donation to the program.


If you have any questions, please contact the Entrepreneurship Center in Aliber Hall or email us.