The Dyer Center welcomed students back to campus in our new home in the Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center.
Our prominent location in one of the region’s most advanced science buildings is an exciting opportunity to grow our program and signifies the College’s commitment to building an innovative and entrepreneurial culture on campus.
This summer our first cohort of students took part in the Bergh Summer Accelerator program. Over the course of 10 weeks the respective teams worked toward key milestones and leaned heavily on our alumni network for critical guidance and support. A huge shout out of gratitude goes out to our alumni mentors for their generosity and support: Jared Mast ‘04, Sharon DiFelice ‘84, Tye Gonser ‘02, Justin Haar ‘11, Alexandria Mies ‘08.
In the first few days of the semester several students have come by with ideas to solve a social or commercial problem. The feasibility/viability of their ideas is of secondary importance at this stage. More pertinent is that our students are developing a value creation mindset and are approaching the world with the curiosity and courage to make it better and not being satisfied with the status quo. Having a dedicated space increases our ability to connect these students with each other and build a community of innovators on campus who can support, encourage, and collaborate with each other.
We are excited about our programming this semester and hope it will energize, empower, and inspire our students to think creatively about the world and their ability to have an impact in it. We encourage you to stay abreast of our efforts and welcome any feedback or opportunities to collaborate.
For those new to our community, I encourage you to view our 2018-2019 annual report to learn more about our program and how you can get involved to support our mission to help students ignite exemplary careers and have a positive impact on the world.
As always I encourage you to reach out to me with any questions, feedback, or interest in getting involved. Our momentum to build a best in class program for undergraduate entrepreneurship education is real, but it will take our entire campus community to get us to the finish line.