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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:

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

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Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2016 Lorentzen Student Hatchery Cohort! If you are interested in getting paid to start a business over the summer, download a 2016 Lorentzen Hatchery application‌ today or click here to fill it out online!



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.


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


November 12, 2015
Scott Johnson, former Iowa-Illinois regional president for Wells Fargo Bank, is the College of Business and Public Administration's first Executive in Residence.