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

Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community students 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 remote weekly programming. Students also participate in Magnuson Center entrepreneurial remote programming. (This year the ELLC will have remote weekly programming as part of the Living Learning Community Pilot Program created to accommodate the living arrangement changes at Dartmouth necessary due to the pandemic.) Their hands-on-learning experience is augmented by connections they make with the greater Dartmouth entrepreneurial community, the Upper Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) City Chapters and alumni across the United States

Entrepreneurship LLC Students have the opportunity to participate in extensive Magnuson Center remote and hybrid programming and they 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 remote weekly programming (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. The East Coast Experience takes place in the Dartmouth spring break applications are accepted at the beginning of winter term (past East Coast Experiences have been in New York City, Burlington, VT, and Washington, DC). Students meet with Dartmouth alumni entrepreneurs, venture capitalists & angel investors, and incubator space managers on Magnuson Center Experiences. (We are waiting for instruction from Dartmouth Leadership to determine if these Experiences will happen this year.)

Residents may also take Min-Treks, a one-day trip, to a startup, makerspace, or venture capital firm in the Upper Valley (NH and VT). (Mini-Treks will be offered in a remote setting.)

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 remote weekly programming (Monday nights from 7:00PM – 8:00PM) and other Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community sponsored activities, which could include workshops, speakers, and experience trips.
  • Take trips to places like the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center and local startups in the Upper Valley. (These trips will be offered in a remote setting.)
  • Meet with the Magnuson Center Program Manager for Experiential Learning for office hours at the beginning and at the end of each term they are part of the ELLC.
  • Meet with their ELLC Discussion Group via Zoom Meeting four times (every two weeks) during each term they are part of the ELLC.
  • Meet with their ELLC UGA at least once a term.
  • Participate in ELLC UGA floor meetings.
  • A Residents' participation in ELLC and Magnuson Center programming will be considered during the evaluation of applications for the upcoming year.

Opportunities

  • Residents will have keycard access to the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship to work on their own entrepreneurial projects.
  • Residents have the opportunity during the Dartmouth fall term to apply to the Magnuson Center West Coast Experience, which takes place during the Dartmouth winter break. 14 undergraduate and graduate students accompanied by Magnuson Center professional staff travel to Seattle, WA and the San Francisco Bay Area to meet Dartmouth alumni engaged in entrepreneurship. (We are waiting for instruction from Dartmouth Leadership to determine if this Experience will happen this year.)
  • During the Dartmouth winter term residents can apply to the Magnuson Center East Coast Experience, which takes place during Dartmouth's spring break. 10 undergraduate students accompanied by Magnuson Center professional staff visit alumni in US cities with established Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) City Chapters (past spring break trips have gone to Boulder and Denver, CO, Burlington, VT, New York City, and Washington DC). (We are waiting for instruction from Dartmouth Leadership to determine if these Experience will happen this year.)
  • Residents can participate in Mini-Treks, a one-day trip to a startup, makerspace, or venture capital firm in the Upper Valley (NH and VT). (These trips will be offered in a remote setting.)

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. 

Why you?

  • What three WORDS would your friends use to describe you? 
  • Why are you interested in being a resident in the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community?
  • Do you consider yourself an entrepreneur, a social entrepreneur, a creative, a designer, a coder, technically savvy, or other? Describe why this description fits you.

2) How will you participate in the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community?

  • List three topics that would interest you as student led discussions.
  • Which Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship (formerly DEN) programming have you participated in? 
  • List the terms that you plan to live in the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community (20F, 21W, 21S)
  • Entrepreneurship LLC Residents attend the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community remote weekly programming each Monday from 7PM-8PM. Are you able to attend this weekly dinner?

3) How do you define Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Thinking?

  • What have you done that is entrepreneurial? 
  • What are your major(s) and your minor(s)? (If you are a first-year student what areas of study interest you the most?
  • How do your academic interests influence your entrepreneurial outlook?

4) Provide a 150 Word Professional Bio (Look up a professional bio prior to completing this prompt. Check out https://www.pullmanfoundation.org/professional-bio-writing-101/Thank you.)

Location

*LLC program locations will be remote for the 2020-2021 academic year*

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.