The Grove City College VentureLab, sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Grove City College, is an early-stage business and social enterprise idea feasibility lab that provides seed grants and guidance to carefully screened teams. The mission of the VentureLab is to help the Grove City College campus community explore and develop new ventures based on their own original concepts. It serves as a valuable starting point for innovation and enables aspiring entrepreneurs to gauge the feasibility of their ideas.
The VentureLab connects teams to resources within Grove City College as well as with the community at large. Teams are connected with industry-specific experts (both alumni and friends) who serve as mentors. Teams are also eligible to apply for seed grant funding support to prove the viability of innovative ideas or to assist in taking an idea to the next level after the idea has been vetted. The Grove City College VentureLab serves as a valuable starting point for innovation and enables aspiring entrepreneurs to gauge the feasibility of their ideas.
Congratulations to the VentureLab 2018 Cohort…
- Chute!: Levi Roberts ’19, Stephen Weaver ’19, and Boyce Cubarney ’19
- Graphrite: Keith Meikrantz ’18, Madeline Williams ’18, Austin Zick ’18, and Samuel Kenney ’18
- Humanitree: Mona Ni ’18, Jared Grace ’18, Chrystian Rajchel ’18, Christian Talbot ’18, and Noah Newell ’18
- Māhlon Acoustics: Andrew Graber ’20
- Mended Sock Co.: Alexandria Bailey ’20, Caroline Parker ’20, Sophia Stangebye ’20, Laura Williams ’20, and Alexandria Halton ’20
- PeeWee Packs: Hannah Vaccaro ’18
- Té Amo Organic Tea: Mark Sotomayor ’20 and Ryan Budnik ’19
- Trajectory: Daniel Toney ’18, Jeremy Bost ’18, Samuel Casteel ’18, and Andrew Vogel ’18
- VoterIQ: Benjamin Tobias ’19, Ethan Fry ’19, Tyler Gustafson ’20, and Dan Carns ’20
2018-19 VentureLab Key Information
- Friday, December 7, 2018: VentureLab Applications Due (Use the button below to access the online application.)
- Christmas Break 2018: VentureLab Teams Announced on Twitter and Facebook
- January 2019 (Exact Date TBA): VentureLab Kickoff Meeting + Team Photo (mandatory for all participating students)
- May 3, 2019: Wolverine Venture Battle + VentureLab Innovation Showcase
Questions? Contact Professor Yvonne English. Good luck!
(The “good luck” refers to your application…not contacting Professor English. She’s pretty responsive. Hahaha…)