In the spirit of living up to Benjamin Franklin’s legacy of creating solutions in the service of the public good, Franklin & Marshall College has created a new initiative centered on entrepreneurship and the spirit of having a positive, lasting impact in the world around us.
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Do you have a unique idea for a startup or a creative solution to a problem? Do you want a chance to network with successful entreprenuers and potential investors? Join us on Saturday, April 23rd to present your great idea and win prize money to serve as funding to make your idea a reality!Apply Here!
Check out this article written by a member of our Student Staff, Olivia Schmid, as she gives us an inside look into DIBS, one of the current Spring 2022 Incubator teams! They are starting an initiative at F&M on April 11th to provide F&M students the opportunity to donate items to their fellow classmates.Check out the article here!
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Our Entrepreneurial Alumni
Aaron Bass '01, Sociology & Africana Studies, founder of KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy
Mary Haverstick '82, Geology, founder of Haverstick Films
Sarah Waybright '06, Neuroscience, founder of Why Food Works and co-founder of Gathering Springs Farm
Will Kiefer '14, Public Health & Spanish, founder of nonprofit enterprise Bench Mark
Ani Akpan '18, a film major at F&M, is the founder of Qase Media
Becky Fawcett ’92, American Studies, founder of nonprofit agency HelpUsAdopt.org
F&M’s Creativity & Innovation Initiative, Entrepreneurship program, and Founders Society student club held the 3-Day Startup (3DS Franklin & Marshall) on March 25-27. Students describe this program as a life-changing experience that inspires them to change the world for the better.More info here!
Go behind the scenes as entrepreneurial F&M students tackle some of Lancaster's biggest health and wellness challenges.Read More