A four-year program to develop next generation innovators

We are looking for those who are hungry to turn ideas into action and impact. To brush off failures. To pressure test prototypes and leverage our networks.

Designing Your Entrepreneurial Roadmap (D.Y.E.R.) is a paid sequenced and progressive four year program that begins with the foundational mechanics of innovation and entrepreneurship and culminates with a $4,000 investment in your development.

Backed by the College’s extensive resources in classroom education, broad range liberal arts thinking, committed alumni network, and robust experiential learning, D.Y.E.R. launches students toward life of creativity, innovation, and intelligent risk taking.

Program stages over four years these key components of entrepreneurship and innovation:

  • Skill Building: design thinking, entrepreneurial finance, data-driven decision making, teamwork, marketing, emotional intelligence, and more!
  • Personal Development/Means Based Inventory: exploring a student’s interests, skills, and life experiences; gaining exposure to peers, entrepreneurs, fields, and leaders; creating an elevator pitch.
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking: understanding systems, creativity, innovation, managing failure, history, theory, research, motivation, and psychology.
  • Hands-on Ventures: mentorships, startups, contests.
  • NetworkBuilding: alumni connections, industry networks, peer connections.

Dyer Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Fellowship Application

Dyer center encourages any prospective student to apply to the fellowship. To submit an eligible application, you must complete the application form and upload your Resume/CV. Please contact dyercenter@lafayette.edu or 610 330 3091 for any questions or concerns. Application deadline: March 1, 2021
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  • 1. What is a top interest, passion, or venture you’d like to pursue in college? Why is this important to you?
    2. When and how did you take risks over the past two years?
    3. Can you persevere through challenges? Share a personal example.
    4. Describe the favorite team you’ve been on. Why was it so positive?
    5. Tell us about a challenge you faced.