Entrepreneurship Learning Community

"Entrepreneurship is a way of looking at the world – seeing opportunities where others see problems, and knowing when to take calculated risks." - Binghamton University's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships

The Entrepreneurship Learning Community (ELC)

Apply to the ELC!ELC is special-interest housing bringing together students from a variety of majors and skill sets, but with the common interest in changing the world. Students selected to live on ELC live in one neighborhood on the fifth floor of Johnson Hall and can return year after year. They share a limited-access lounge which serves as their innovation "sandbox." They start the year with specialized team-building exercises and workshop activities to kick-start them toward their goal: a start-up venture that solves a real problem or serves a need. ELC members take a 2 semester Introduction to Entrepreneurship course sequence to give them the business tools all entrepreneurs need. Students also have the opportunity to work closely with an Entrepreneur in Residence who provides students with guidance and support in their business ventures. ELC hosts guest speakers, either in person or via remote conferencing technology.  They have full access to the services and networking opportunities offered by the University's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships.

New Entrepreneurship course created just for ELC! Required for all new and returning ELC members ENT480C (fall) D (spring), 2 credits/semester (Collegiate Professor, Kim Jaussi will register you for the class)

Get ready for...

  • Ideation strategy and rapid prototyping
  • Building products users love
  • Growth-hacking on bootstrapped budget
  • Conversations with top NYC and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs
  • Exposure to VCs and angel investors
  • Stanford and Y-combinator approaches to pitching, managing and networking

Learn from...

  • ELCers take a fantastic 2-credit course each semester (ENT 480) taught by instructors like the game-changing alumni and entrepreneurs Aaron Cohn '10; MS '11, and Rachel Sewertz ’13. MBA, founder and CEO of WOKEN.
  • ELCers also meet and learn from speakers such as CEO of Chick-N- Bap, co-founder of Aete Rooftop @ Hotel East Houston, and awesome alumnus Sung Kim and other alumni and entrepreneurs.
  • Additionally, ELCers have a close relationship with and benefit from the exciting work and companies being created at the University’s Kaufman Southern Tier Incubator and other incubators on campus.

Supplementary Courses to the ELC

  • LEAD 354 Creativity and Innovation
  • UNIV 280B New Venture Accelerator I
  • UNIV 280C New Venture Accelerator II
  • UNIV 280D Global Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 460 Entrepreneurship
  • BIOL 559 Case Studies in Biotechnology and Bioethics

ELC is a relatively young organization, so its activities and accomplishments are accumulating over time.  To learn more about ELC:

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If you have any questions about Dickinson’s Entrepreneurship Learning Community please contact Collegiate Professor,  Kim Jaussi: kjaussi@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-2029


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