Davidson College Business Bootcamps break down topics like business models, customer development, value propositions, basic legal issues, and other core skills/topics for starting a startup. During an optional follow-up, students form teams to create the materials for a startup (real or purely idea stage).
Our entrepreneurship in residence, Chris and Jon Boggiano, are advisers and mentors to students, faculty, staff and the college at large. Based in Cornelius, NC they are working on their second start-up, VersaMe. Their product is a wearable device that encourages greater parental engagement in early childhood and aims to promote literacy. The Boggianos founded VersaMe after researching the profound impact parents’ use of language has on brain development. Prior to their current venture, Chris and Jon started and sold Everblue.edu. Both graduated from West Point and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and later served in the Army together, including deployments to Kosovo and Iraq. Their families live across the street from each other in Cornelius where Jon has three young children and Chris has two. learn more.
July Experience is a powerful pre-college summer academic program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically oriented, and self-disciplined. Over the course of four weeks, students take two courses taught by full-time Davidson faculty. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative offers students a course in Entrepreneurship. Check out the July Experience page for more details.
A series of online alumni networking events, Davidson Connect facilitates text-based alumni-to-alumni networking and alumni-to-student mentoring. Participants can join events from anywhere using a computer, smartphone, or tablet, and no audio or video is required.
Have a problem and can’t find your solution?Want to innovate within your co-curricular activities?Need to inject some new ideas into a big class project? Need to shake up your department? In a creative block? ? the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative at Davidson can help. ? I&E can facilitate a ✨design session✨ that can help you and your team clear the cobwebs, unstick the stuck, unclog the clogs, and get those gears moving again. In less than 2 hours, we will facilitate a conversation that helps you dig deep, identify problems, brainstorm ideas, and find solutions.
Send us a quick email about your project and we’ll be in touch from there.
The Davidson Tech Impact Fellowship was created by Whitney White ’08 to encourage Davidson women and students of color to explore interests in Computer Science through hands-on learning culminating in a real-world project under the guidance of an alumni mentor. The Fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend and centers on the following three components with corresponding options:
On November 3rd in the 900 Room at 4:30, I&E, Center for Career Development, and the Economics and Philosophy departments are co-sponsoring a conversation around wages and the morally-complex terrain of hiring and employment. They’ll be asking questions like: What is a fair wage? Is it acceptable to use cheap foreign labor to reduce costs? How does justice in hiring intersect with race, class, and disability? This is a ways off, but it’s a conversation you won’t want to miss. Mark those calendars now!
John-MichaelShow Me the Money (But Also the Ethics)