The Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers individuals an opportunity to earn the Applied Entrepreneurship Certificate. Through the acquisition of this digital certificate, learners will not only develop a breadth of entrepreneurial skills that they can apply to their own unique ventures, but will also be equipped to apply an entrepreneurial mindset to established organizations. Through earning a series of five digital badges, the Applied Entrepreneurship Certificate communicates that an individual takes creative initiative, knows how to critically analyze and seek out opportunities, is resourceful, and can present ideas in compelling ways. This certificate is non credit-bearing; learners will not receive academic credit through Davidson College.
This credential is currently open to Davidson students and local residents who successfully earn the five learning badges through the activity requirements outlined and approved by the Hurt Hub.
In some cases, we will recognize past achievements that align with the learning outcomes if the learning activity was facilitated through the Hurt Hub or Davidson College within the past five years. All activities, both current and in the past, must be approved by the Education Program Manager.
By obtaining the Applied Entrepreneurship Certificate, learners will be able to:
Below are the required activities that must be completed in order to receive the respective digital badge. Badges do not need to be earned in order. Required steps to complete each activity and acceptable documentation of completion will be provided by the Education Program Manager.
Learning Outcome: Critically analyze situations in order to develop viable solutions and screen opportunities
Select one of the following:
Learning Outcome: Evaluate and develop the major components of a new business strategy
Select an activity from the following:
Learning Outcome: Understand how to locate resources and community networks to address challenges within a business
Complete the following:
Learning Outcome: Demonstrate effective written and oral presentation skills to persuade and educate on potential or existing venture opportunities
Select one activity from the following:
Learning Outcome: Evaluate the potential ethical impact of business decisions within the context of inclusion, environmental, social, and/or economic conditions
Select two activities from the following:
Sebastian Charmot (’22) + Oğuzhan Çölkesen (’22)
Emre Koc (’20) + Altan Tutar (’20) + Huseyin Altinisik (’21)
Mariem Bchir (’20)
Nathan Engstrom (’21) + Zane Libke (’21)
Kim Bako (’21) + Patrick Sullivan (’21)
Lorena James (’21)
Andrew Wright (’20) + Jackson Miller (’20)
Arianna Montero-Colbert (’19)
Houston Downes (’18)
Charlie Goldberg (’19)
Get it Poppin’ Clothing Line
Peter (Andy) Baay (’17)
Data Engineer at Tresata, Armfield Capital Management, LLC
Violet Degnan (’17)
Scott Cunningham (16’)
Tori Mayernick (’14)
Hives for Lives
Jared Blakney (’14)
Generations Tee Shirt Co.