St. Olaf Entrepreneurial Scholars

2019 Cohort

2019 Cohort

Gabrielle Lattery ’20, Aziza Banna ’21, Abigail Hansen ’21, Sydney Wagner ’21, Claire Walsh ’21, Matt Whear ’20, Tor Viren ’20, Jack Buendorf ’21, David Kunau ’21, and George Arbanas ’20

Summer 2020 Opportunities: all applications due on March 31st, 2020

The St. Olaf Entrepreneurial Scholars program pairs rising sophomore, junior, and senior students with summer internships in entrepreneurial ventures. Through opportunities with entrepreneurial alumni, accelerators, incubators, and venture capital firms, students gain experience working in a startup environment while receiving mentorship and support from their host supervisor.

Host sites offer rigorous and challenging work, meaningful projects, and skill-building experiences to their interns. Students selected for the program should be self-motivated problem solvers with the ability to be flexible in a rapidly changing environment. The cohort will gather before, during, and after their internship for networking and reflection on their summer experience. Thanks to a generous gift from our entrepreneurial alumni, participants will receive $4000 in funding for their full-time, 8-10 week internship. Start and end dates are negotiated between the selected student and their supervisor. Housing is not provided for the program.

Summer 2020 internship sites will be announced on a rolling basis throughout spring semester.  The 10 new internships will be posted on Handshake. Search “St. Olaf entrepreneurship cohort program” to see all applications.

Past Internships

Other 2019 entrepreneurial scholars completed their internships at Superior Switchel Co., Impact Hub Minneapolis, Drewes Law PLLC, Fruitful Fertility, and Rover Robotics.

At the end of the summer, all interns presented a business pitch on their company at the end of the summer.  View their final pitch presentations HERE.

Check out Rover Robotics and intern Jack Buendorf ’21 in the news with their product Poultry Patrol.  Learn more about their agricultural innovation project.