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The Center provides a platform for internal and external integrative collaboration.

The center offers:

  • High impact collaborative research opportunities between students to students and students to faculty.
  • Co-curricular activities like the Net Impact Chapter at Earlham to workshops such as “Launching a Social Enterprise,” “Scaling and Measuring Social Impact,” to the “Earlham/Fullbridge 6-Day Business Bootcamp.” 
  • The Earlham Prize for Creative Capitalism — The Business Plan Competition for Social Entrepreneurship. Learn More →
  • Exceptional global learning opportunities, including off-campus learning opportunities through the Center for Global Education and internships through the Center for Career and Community Engagement.
  • Access to career coaches and alumni mentors, through the Center for Career and Community Engagement.
  • Earlhamites win $1M Hult Prize to meet Clinton's Urban Spaces Challenge. Learn More →
  • Methane Hub's waste-to-energy solution for Haiti takes 1st at Earlham competition. Learn More →
  • NadaBot is a chatbot application created by Earlham College students suited to improve the way students and faculty utilize their resources and exchange goods/services. Learn More →

The center facilitates opportunities for student-faculty collaboration on research projects and real-world social entrepreneurship initiatives.

  • To collaborate with students on research projects or engagement activities.
  • To engage with colleagues from across the College and with visiting experts in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Center facilitates opportunities for alumni to:

  • Serve as a mentor for current students.
  • Provide an internship to an Earlham student.
  • Network with Earlham students, faculty and staff.

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.

Current donors include:

  • Lilly Endowment
  • Levinson Foundation
  • Freeman Foundation
  • Blue Buffalo
  • Economic Growth Group

The Center is a focal point for profit and nonprofit organizations to partner with the Center to:

  • Collaborate with Earlham students and faculty who excel in areas of study and research that can benefit the organization.
  • Recruit Earlham students to join your organization through internships, externships and permanent employment.
  • Enhance the organization’s image by collaborating with one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the United States, with global recognition.
  • Reduce organizational costs in the areas of research and recruiting, and improving the organization’s return on investment.

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