Entrepreneurship Initiative

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.

About Our Program 

Courses and Extracurriculars

Our multidisciplinary offerings are geared toward the development of entrepreneurial skills and mindsets to enrich and magnify the liberal arts experience across all academic concentrations.  

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F&M Incubator

Our Incubator serves as a launching pad for students who have ideas for creative solutions they want to make real. Accepted teams receive opportunities for training, funding, and project-focused mentorship from current F&M faculty and staff.   

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In Focus 

A regular feature of our community, courses and events

Two Accomplished Alumni Named Summer Entrepreneurs in Residence at F&M

Entrepreneurship at F&M is thrilled to announce the Summer Entrepreneur In Residence program. The program brings accomplished entrepreneurs and investors to campus (virtually or physically) to mentor and support students participating in the Entrepreneurship Summer Academy.

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Our Strategic Partners 

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Driving Growth & Innovation in Pennsylvania 

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Saxton & Stump

Lawyers & Consultants: Providing Solutions for Complex Legal Issues 

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Our Entrepreneurial Alumni

Educating With Love: Aaron Bass ’01 (Alumni Doc)

Aaron Bass '01, Sociology & Africana Studies, founder of KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy

Alumni Documentary: Mary Haverstick ’82

Mary Haverstick '82, Geology, founder of Haverstick Films 

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Waybright '06

Sarah Waybright '06, Neuroscience, founder of Why Food Works and co-founder of Gathering Springs Farm

Alumni Documentary: Will Kiefer ’14

Will Kiefer '14, Public Health & Spanish, founder of nonprofit enterprise Bench Mark

Meet Ani

Ani Akpan '18, a film major at F&M, is the founder of Qase Media

Alumni Documentary: Becky Fawcett ’92

Becky Fawcett ’92, American Studies, founder of nonprofit agency HelpUsAdopt.org

 Recent Events and Happenings

F&M in Entrepreneurship Panel

Tune in Feb. 17 to hear from a panel for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs hosted by OSPGD, Entrepreneurship at F&M, and the Founders Society student club.

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Research to Start-Up (And Everything in Between)

This Feb. 24 workshop will introduce participants to the process and vocabulary used by individuals to determine if a particular research topic or area can fulfill a need in the marketplace.

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Stories

Story 7/22/2021

F&M Students Examine Creativity, Innovation and the Future...

“The students went out to the streets of Lancaster – literally out to the streets, to empathize with its residents through interviews and observations, and define the thorny issues in our community,”...

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Story 2/20/2021

Two Accomplished Alumni Named Summer Entrepreneurs in...

Entrepreneurship at F&M is thrilled to announce the Summer Entrepreneur In Residence program. The program brings two accomplished entrepreneurs and investors to campus (virtually or physically) to...

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