Start a business. Get paid.
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 can earn up to $8,500. The application period for the summer 2019 cohort is now open. Applications are due at noon on Monday, January 28, 2019. Pitches will be scheduled early in the Spring 2019 semester. Students applying to the Hatchery are encouraged to take Entrepreneurship 101, attend DreamBuilder workshops, OR display equivalent knowledge.
Even if you are not chosen to receive a summer grant, Drake University students are welcome to participate in Hatchery coaching and mentoring sessions. Please email email@example.com for more information.
If you want to learn more about our students' experience in the Hatchery, be sure to stop by the presentations on Friday, November 2, in Levitt Hall.
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.