The Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Initiative (E-SII) is the focal point for entrepreneurship and innovation at Gettysburg College where ideas for both new social ventures and for-profit startups can be explored, cultivated, and developed. With the assistance of ESII, any student can hone and build upon their experiences, connections, and skills to give them the confidence to grow their ideas into ventures.
Have you ever taken a walk through the Gettysburg battlefields and noticed all the monuments? The Gettysburg battlefields have over 1,200 of them, varying in size, meaning, and style. So how can a tourist, student, or interested Civil War buff navigate the vast number of monuments in Gettysburg? Or even find the ones they care about?
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The fellowship creates a platform to connect alums with the current student body and promote an environment that cultivates and inspires entrepreneurism.
Entrepreneurial Fellowship Introduction Sessions
Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m., Science Center 300
Tuesday, Oct. 17, noon, 339 Carlisle (Economics building) room 122
Tuesday, Oct. 24, noon, 339 Carlisle (Economics building) room 122
Politics of Finance Lecture
Thursday, Oct. 19, noon, Science Center 200
Entrepreneurial Fellowship Preliminary Application Deadline
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Entrepreneurial Fellowship Application Deadline
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
The Startup Experience with Henrick Scheel
Feb.23 & Feb. 24
Entrepreneurial Fellowship Final Presentation
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Entrepreneurial Advisory Council works closely with the Entrepreneurial Fellowship and is made up of members who are entrepreneurs or professionals holding high-level positions in dynamic industries. These advisors donate their time to mentor students and improve the quality of our entrepreneurial programs.
Through lectures, workshops, hands-on experiences, and curricular connections that transcend academic departments, E-SII helps students realize their entrepreneurial potential that they can use throughout their lives and their careers. Entrepreneurs need the skills we most often align with a liberal arts education: critical thinking, effective communication, and a global perspective. Our entrepreneurial competitions and curriculum reinforce these skills to create a campus culture that embraces entrepreneurial activities and social innovation, empowers students to leverage their liberal arts education, and encourages the pursuit of ideas that will have a positive impact on the world.