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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.

Want to start a business this summer? Make it happen.

Application Information

Applications for the Summer 2015 program details are now being accpted. Pick up an application in the Entrepreneurship Centers (Aliber Hall, 3rd Floor) or fill one out online. You can also dowload a copy of the 2015 Lorentzen Hatchery brochure.

Information Sessions
Three information sessions have been scheduled this month:


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

On October 3, 2014, the 2014 summer cohort presented status reports on their businesses to and answered questions from Mr. John Lorentzen, Ms. Penney Fillmer, Ms. Emily Lorentzen, Mr. Brian Bedwell, community members, students, and faculty. 

Presentations were 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.


Lorentzen Hatchery in the News

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


November 25, 2014
The Drake University College of Business and Public Administration is accepting applications for certificate programs that allow students and working professionals to add advanced credentials to their resumes without pursuing a degree.