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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program

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Prepare to chart your own course through our entrepreneurship and innovation program. As a student, you have the opportunity to utilize and build upon your liberal arts education while learning the fundamentals of starting a venture and keeping a company relevant in this fast-changing world.


The incubator is a student-led venture that fosters the development of entrepreneurial skills and ventures in the Holy Cross community. The incubator takes a holistic approach to support individuals through skills training, mentorship, funding opportunities, and in-kind resources.

Students can pursue two paths. They can:

  1. Receive support developing a business from concept to launch and growth
  2. Join an extended team that will help current venture ideas

The incubator has an application process for both business ideas and for associate positions on the management team. Please watch for this in the fall semester. 

For those students working with the Ignite Fund, the incubator provides skills training, support, and mentorship to those students who are still formulating their ideas, as well as those who have a project that is ready for additional resources.

Shark Tank Competition

Have a business idea? Take part in the annual Shark Tank Competition and bring your dreams to fruition. 

Startup Weeks

What does it take to launch a startup and keep it running? Students have the opportunity to participate in various Startup Weeks to visit cities with vibrant startups for a firsthand look at fledgling businesses as well as innovative campuses within corporations.


Ja-Naé Duane, Entrepreneur-in-Residence