September 25, 2013

The Liberal Arts in Action

Our first venture competition is a proving ground for student and alumni entrepreneurs.

Lewis & Clark has always been committed to teaching students how to imagine–and build–a better future.

For the last two years, we’ve offered winter-break seminars that demonstrate how entrepreneurs think and act. This January, we launched our first Venture Competition. More than 40 teams of students and recent alumni have participated, many of them receiving training and start-up funds for their commercial or social enterprises.

On October 4, a panel of business leaders and entrepreneurs will judge presentations by the finalists and award seed funds totaling up to $30,000. Learn more about the five finalist teams–and their experiences–in this video.

UPDATE 10/4/13: At the conclusion of the final competition, Portland Mushroom Company was awarded $20,000 in further funding, and RootED Recovery received $10,000.


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