Entrepreneurship LLC

The Entrepreneurship LLC is the Dartmouth Living Learning Community for students in all disciplines who have an entrepreneurial spirit. Residents are often pursuing entrepreneurial interests, are creative artists and designers, are savvy in technical projects, or have a vision to help the world through social entrepreneurial ventures.

About the Community

Residents have the opportunity to gain a broad set of entrepreneurial perspectives as they engage in student and guest speaker led discussions and case studies during the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community weekly dinners. Students also participate in Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship programming. Their hands-on-learning experience is augmented by connections they make with the greater Dartmouth entrepreneurial community, the Upper Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem, and Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) City Chapters and alumni across the United States. 

Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community students are invited to special Dartmouth alumni and speaker events because of their close affiliation with the Magnuson Center. Students participate in Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community floor social events, floor generated programming, and weekly dinners (where they keep each other accountable for their project and venture goals).

Highlights of the year are the Magnuson Center Experiences. The West Coast Experience takes place in the Dartmouth winter break (applications are accepted at the beginning of fall term). Students travel to Seattle, WA, San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA for a 10-day trip. Residents may also take Mini-Treks (a one-to two-day weekend trip) to an entrepreneurship or tech conference in a city in the United States. Past Mini-Treks have been in Boston, New York City, and Burlington, VT. 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 Magnuson Center resources on campus and beyond.

Residency Expectations

  • Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community weekly dinners (Monday nights from 5:00PM – 6:00PM) and other Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community sponsored activities, which could include workshops, speakers, and experience trips.
  • Residents are encouraged to take trips to places like the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center and local startups in the Upper Valley. 

  • A current or former resident’s participation in the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community and Magnuson Center programming will be considered as their LLC housing application is reviewed.

Opportunities

  • Residents are provided keycard access to the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship to work on their own entrepreneurial projects.

  • Residents meet a diverse group of unique students with a common interest in entrepreneurial thinking. 

  • Residents have the opportunity during the Dartmouth fall term to apply to the Magnuson Center West Coast Experience, which takes place during Dartmouth’s winter break. Magnuson Center professional staff accompany 12 undergraduate students and 2 Tuck students to Seattle, WA and the San Francisco Bay Area to meet Dartmouth alumni engaged in entrepreneurship. 

  • During the Dartmouth winter term residents can apply to the Magnuson Center East Coast Experience, which takes place during Dartmouth’s spring break. Magnuson Center professional staff accompany 12 undergraduate students to visit a US city with an established Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) City Chapter (past trips have gone to Boulder and Denver, CO, New York City, and Washington DC). 

  • Residents may also take Mini-Treks (a one-to two-day weekend trip) to entrepreneurial or tech conferences (past trips have been to Boston, MA, New York City, and Burlington, VT.

Staff Advisors

  • Sarah Morgan, Program Manager, Experiential Learning, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship

Application Prompts

Please provide us with a pitch deck addressing the following questions. The pitch deck can come in any form: a minimum five-slide PowerPoint presentation saved as a pdf or a link to a video or website in a Word document. Submit your pitch deck within your housing application. If you submit a link, make sure to include the link in the appropriate text box in this application. 

1. Why you?

  • What three WORDS would your friends use to describe you? 

  • Do you consider yourself an entrepreneur, a social entrepreneur, a creative, a designer, a coder, a scientist, an engineer, an inventor or a combination of these? If none of these categories describe you, how would you describe yourself?

  • What would you bring to the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community?

  • How do you apply entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking in your life?

    • What have you done that is entrepreneurial? 

    • How do your academic interests influence your entrepreneurial outlook? 

    • Why are you pursuing entrepreneurship and what is your long-term goal?

2. Why did you decide to apply to the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community?

  • How would your acceptance to the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community help you achieve your goals?

  • Which Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship (formerly DEN) programming have you participated in? 

  • Residents are expected to attend the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community Weekly Dinner each Monday from 5PM-6PM in Occom Commons. During these dinners we have student led or guest led discussions on entrepreneurial topics. Are you able to consistently attend this weekly dinner?

  • List three topics that you would like to see covered during weekly student led discussions.

3. Provide a concise 150 Word Professional Bio. (Look up a professional bio as an example.)

 

Location

The Entrepreneurship LLC is located in McLaughlin in Rauner and Bildner on the 3rd floor. View floor plans on the website of the Office of Residential Life.