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Drake University Lorentzen Student Hatchery

The Lorentzen Student Hatchery is a unique program aimed at fostering Drake University student startups. Entrepreneurship Centers staff provide guidance and support, access to mentors and experts, and more to Drake University students accepted to the Hatchery.


Students of any major, undergraduate and graduate, are welcome to apply to the Hatchery for the opportunity to get paid up to $6,000 while working on their own startup. Even if you are not chosen to receive a summer grant, Drake University students are welcome to participate in Hatchery coaching and mentoring sessions. This summer program starts the first week of June and wraps up the first week of August but there will be training and coaching available in the semesters before and after formal programming.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training (Specialty)

Management Issues and Training

  • Mentoring (Specialty)

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling


  • Mentoring Program
Contact Information
Stephanie Cardwell
2847 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311