Recently, Davidson College created a new intiative around entrepreneurship. The first program from this new Davidson initiative is the Davidson College Venture Lab, which is a start-up incubator that provides mentorship and resources to student entrepreneurs and founders. The programs runs for 11 weeks from early June to mid-August and provides student teams with grants of $3.5K. The first two students selected to pilot the program are rising Davidson seniors Joe Morrison of Pax Backpacks, a social venture which donates 22 percent of its profit to causes that support disadvantaged students, and Tori Mayernick from Hives for Lives, which sells honey to raise money for cancer research. Throughout the summer, I’ll be documenting their experiences. You can access the whole series here.
Davidson College Venture Lab participants Tori Mayernick and Joe Morrison have just settled into their new co-working space at Packard Place but they’ve already been introduced to mentors and set budgets. In their first week, they’ve seen startups pitch their ideas and have gotten a taste of what it feels like to be in an entrepreneurial environment. They both feel fortunate and happy to be here. For them, it’s time well spent. Continue Reading →