About the Community
Residents focus on a broad set of entrepreneurial perspectives as they learn about the innovation cycle. Some residents work on start-up ventures that they have created before or during their time at Dartmouth. Other residents contribute to designing the DEN in Residence Program as they envision, design and develop future programming for their Living Learning Community. Students become strongly connected to the DEN Innovation Center at Dartmouth as they participate in and create programming. They establish a deeper connection with the greater Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network and the Upper Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem. Their hands-on-learning experience is augmented by connections they make with DEN alumni and the DEN City Chapters across the United States.
DEN in Residence students have the opportunity to participate in extensive DEN programming, and they are invited to special Dartmouth alumni and speaker events because of their close affiliation with the DEN Innovation Center. Students participate in DEN in Residence floor social events, floor generated programming, and weekly dinners (where they keep each other accountable for their project and venture goals).
The highlight of each term is the DEN in Residence Mini-Trek. Residents take a two-to three-day weekend trip in the fall term or a five-to-seven-day trip during winter or spring break to an entrepreneurial or tech conference in a city in the United States. Past Mini Treks have been in Boston, New York City, Burlington, and the Boulder/Denver area. Students also meet with Dartmouth alumni entrepreneurs on these Mini-Treks. Residents have the opportunity to create solutions for the problems they see in the world and at Dartmouth using the DEN resources on campus and beyond.