The Haven Entrepreneurial Leadership Center
Your pathway to becoming your own boss!
LHU’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Center promotes research and learning about entrepreneurship as a career path and serves as a catalyst and resource for small businesses. The Center contains a wide range of opportunities for our students:
- A career path for business students
Through a concentration in entrepreneurship & innovation, business students will master the critical basics for a successful business launch. Students also have an unusually large range of study choices (11 courses!) – including subjects not offered by any other state university in Pennsylvania. Click on the link above to see all your choices!
- A minor for students from other disciplines – who want to turn their particular interest/expertise
into their own business
Starting in Fall 2016, LHU is offering an Minor in Entrepreneurial Studies – for non-business majors. Thus art, science, health, or other students who are considering one day launching their own business will be able to get the training they need for greater success. More details will be published soon!
- A nano-incubator for students who want to try launching a micro-business
For students who want to “test drive” the idea of their own business, for next-to-no money, LHU offers nano-incubator help. Students have access to faculty who have lauched their own micro-businesses on the web, and who can advise them as to software, structure, fulfillment, pricing, and free marketing tactics. Thus students can try selling one or two products to discover how consumers will really respond to their product ideas and their marketing strategies. This can either be a very cheap real-world education, or could become the start of a full-fledged company upon graduation.
- Events, speakers, and contests for students
Each year brings new speakers to Lock Haven University on a wide range of entrepreneurial topics. Further, LHU students are able to enter and profit from both Business Plan and Business Pitch competitions. For more details on all of these, check out the side navigation bar.