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Lorentzen Student Hatchery


The Entrepreneurship Centers at Drake are excited to announce the Lorentzen New Venture 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.


Summer 2014 - Inaugural Year 

On October 3, 2014 the 2014 Lorentzen New Venture Student Hatchery cohort will present status reports on their businesses to several guests including Mr. John Lorentzen (Drake B.A. and B.S.B.A in Political Science, Economics, and Management, 1977) who donated $50,000 to start the program. The presentations will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. in Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center.

Presentations will be made by:

  • AP Lumina – Naren Bhojwani and Benjamin Mullis
  • Frank's Fixies – Aaron Hermsen and Joaquin Valdes
  • Opportunity On Deck – Dylan DeClerck
  • Reflex Fight Gear – Kevin Clark


Application Information

Applications and Summer 2015 program details will be available in October 2014.

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


September 18, 2014
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