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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 innovators 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.

This program is open to students of all majors who are in the “idea” stage. You do not need to have made any progress on your idea to apply.

How do you know if VentureLab is for YOU?

We made a simple quiz you can take to figure that out. CAUTION: It yields HIGHLY scientific results!

Hear about VentureLab directly from students who participated—

Key Fall 2019 Dates


Applications for VentureLab 2020 are now closed.  Selected teams will be announced soon!

Start thinking about your new venture ideas for next year!

A Look Back: Congratulations to the 2019 VentureLab Cohort!

Be Kind to Your Mind: Emily Geiger ’20

Big Yarn: Aby Griffith ’21 and Heather Hondel ’21

The Genius Corps: Rebecca Krupp ’19

Phalanx Fitness: David Corbin ’20, Mitchell Harvey ’20 and Daniel Carns ’20

Krause Products: Austen Krause ’20

Piña Project: Elizabeth Higgins ’21, Elizabeth Finnegan ’21 and Stuart Rozendal ’21

Santa’s App: Garrett Jacobs ’20, Randall Labrie ’20 and Zach Hanson ’22

Scan Shop Ship: Cameron Suorsa ’21 and Jonathan Brutt ’17

Written Heart Co.: Lindsey Cummings ’22 and Joy Zavalick ’22

QwikHR: Jake Murphy ’21 and Andrew Graber ’19