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Lorentzen Student Hatchery

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The Lorentzen 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.  Teams (two or more people) can earn up to $10,000.


Summer 2015 Lorentzen Student Hatchery Participants

The Entrepreneurship Centers would like to thank everyone who submitted applications and presented for the summer 2015 session. Out of the thirteen applicants, five businesses were chosen to participate. They are:

  • Glimpse: Ethan Turner & Johnathan Osifuye-White
  • Great Dates: Sam Lowry, Chris Fairbank, Garrett Carty & Braeden Stanley
  • Kelsi Ziemann Artistry: Kelsi Ziemann
  • Settled In: Brayton Deprey & Alexi Delathouder
  • Snippster (originally Tailored): Kai Asberry

We look forward to working with our Lorentzen Hatchery students and the others who applied to the program in developing their businesses.


If you are interested in getting paid to start a business over the summer, applications for the next round of Hatchery participants will start in September 2015.

To get updates on the next round, please enter your contact information here (presentations will be October or November, 2015).


About the Hatchery

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.


Lorentzen Hatchery in the News

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


April 17, 2015
Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration honored students, faculty, and community leaders for their contributions to Drake and the business community at the college’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 8.