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Next Top Entrepreneurial Competition

Drake’s Next Top Entrepreneur competition enables student participants to develop, practice, and
polish entrepreneurial skills for the future. While previous experience in entrepreneurship may be
helpful, prior experience is not a defining factor of the competition. Creativity and the ability to
present oneself well are two primary factors on which the contestants will be judged. All students
have the ability to participate and excel in this competition, regardless of their experience level or
knowledge of entrepreneurship.


Entrepreneurial Summer Internships

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Internship program strives to partner Drake pharmacy
students with pharmacy entrepreneurs working in companies around the country,
including those developing new pharmacy practice or business models or engaging in
The goal of this internship program is to help future practitioners initiate change within the
profession and formulate strategic plans for their practices, with the following objectives:
             1) Involve students in a program that will allow them to witness and develop entrepreneurial
                 leadership in the community pharmacy sector.
             2) Prepare student pharmacists for future entrepreneurial leadership positions within the
                 community practice environment.
             3) Provide participating community pharmacies with exposure to and opportunity for
                 potential recruitment of emerging entrepreneurs.

DELTARx Internships

Drake University and the DELTA Rx Institute announce the implementation of a pharmacy internship
program that provides the opportunity for Drake student pharmacists develop entrepreneurial leadership skills. There are two internships, which are completed over the school year. Both the Management and Entrepreneurial Internship positions assist in planning student programming, managing team member and advisory board meetings, and networking with top entrepreneurials in the pharmacy profession.

DELTA Rx Difference Maker Award - Call for 2024 Nominations & Applications

The DELTA Rx Difference Maker Award recognizes a student who has gone above and beyond to be an entrepreneurial leader, one who "works to advance the profession of pharmacy by mobilizing others to proactively identify and pursue new opportunities to create value for patients and society.”  Recipients will receive a $500 travel award to attend a national meeting of the students choice. 

Criteria: Must be a CPHS Student in good standing who has demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership using the above definition. 


Option 1: Nominate a student! Students may be nominated by emailing DELTA Rx ( by December 31st along with a short description of why you would like to nominate that students. 

Option 2: Self- nominations will also be accepted by completing the application at before December 31st. 

The award will be announced each year at Health Professions Day.