Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a key element in the integrative education at Earlham College (EPIC). The Center builds upon Earlham’s deep and longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, innovative teaching, learning and transformative social action through a focus on entrepreneurship (with a driving focus on social entrepreneurship) and innovation. Through EPIC, the Center facilitates students optimizing their 21st century Earlham education through the lens of social entrepreneurship and innovation. The work of the Center supports Earlham’s mission to “educate morally sensitive leaders for future generations.”
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For students, faculty and community partners, the Center is a high impact and high visibility program that helps students move their passions, ideas and ideals from theory to practice. Collaborative learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom provide a cohesive and coherent education experience to help students prepare for a rewarding and meaningful career.
While closely aligned with the Earlham Business and Nonprofit Management program, the Center is a bold and visionary initiative that involves students and faculty from all of the College’s disciplines and majors. The Center facilitates connecting curricular and co-curricular activities through courses, workshops, clubs and internships.
The Center provides a platform for internal and external integrative collaboration.
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The center facilitates opportunities for student-faculty collaboration on research projects and real-world social entrepreneurship initiatives.
The Center facilitates opportunities for alumni to:
The Center provides opportunities for individuals, corporate sponsors and foundations to provide financial support to ensure that Earlham, in general, and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation remain distinctly Earlham and to support the mission and value proposition of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
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The Center is a focal point for profit and nonprofit organizations to partner with the Center to:
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The teams of “Know Hunger, Know More” and “Methane Hub” tied for first place in the Cameo Round of The Earlham Prize for Creative Capitalism — The Business Plan Competition for Social Entrepreneurship on February 11. The top five teams in the Cameo Round each won a prize of $1,000.
The final round will take place on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Goddard Auditorium in Carpenter Hall on the Earlham College campus.
Below is a video of the Cameo Round presentations by “Know Hunger, Know More” and “Methane Hub.”
In the Earlham Prize for Creative Capitalism, teams of up to five students hone their business skills from their business ideas and elevator pitches to develop business plans to launch their social entrepreneurship endeavors. The competition will award more than $40,000 in seed capital with the grand-prize winner receiving $20,000 to help start its endeavor.Read More →
A team of Earlham College students was awarded $1 million in start-up capital after winning the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social good. President Bill Clinton personally awarded Earlham’s team with the prize in New York City in September.Read More →
For further information regarding the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, please contact Gene Hambrick, Director Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Executive in Residence, firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-983-1356.