的 拉克万纳大学 公司实验室 helps students and members of the community launch new businesses in Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA). 的 lab offers professional services, 创新项目, and industry connections within a supportive peer-to-peer learning environment. 我们的专长是 弱势群体的企业家 创建 微型企业 通过应用 精益创业 方法.
微型企业 are very small-scale businesses that often provide vital sources of supplemental self-employment income for individuals and families.
的 精益创业 方法是一套原则, 模型, and concepts that accelerate new business launches using an iterative feedback learning loop.
弱势群体的企业家 can leverage this lean 方法 for microenterprise creation to overcome many of the traditional barriers to starting a business, such as a scarcity of startup capital.
拉克万纳大学 offers the region’s only concentration in Lean Entrepreneurship. This concentration teaches students the lean principles that drive startup success.
人人创业 (MGT 110) Elective – Get a crash course on entrepreneurship designed for non-business majors.
创意与创新 (MGT 265) – Learn how entrepreneurs and industry leaders generate new ideas for products and services.
Iterative Product Design and Development (MGT 270) – Work in the 制造中心 to build and test prototype products using 3D printers.
小型企业管理 (MGT 310) – Learn the ins and outs of managing a small company.
eCommerce: Digital Marketing and Management (BUS 320) – Design and build an eCommerce website or social media page for your startup or a local small business.
创业1 (MGT 350) – Create a startup business plan while learning entrepreneurial basics and best practices.
创业2 (MGT 450) – 应用 精益创业 principles using a business simulation and helping real-world entrepreneurs with their startup challenges.
业务实习 (BUS 400) – Intern with a startup company in the lab to get firsthand exposure to the fast-paced entrepreneurial environment or launch your own.
的 Microloan Program helps 弱势群体的企业家 launching 微型企业 overcome critical early-stage funding gaps through small ($500 to $2,零利率贷款. Microloan applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Training and support for preparing your application is provided by the 公司实验室.
Our Prototype 奖助金 help 弱势群体的企业家 in early-stage startups create initial versions of their products. We provide up to $500 for the parts, materials, and supplies needed to create prototypes. Additional assistance is provided by our 制造中心. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Training and support for preparing your application are provided by the 公司实验室.
Four 3D printers (Creality SR-10s Pro V2) and a PC with 3D design software for 创建 prototype products and plastic components.
拉克万纳大学’s 烹饪 Program supports Northeast Pennsylvania food entrepreneurs by providing access to unused kitchen facilities. Access to a certified commercial kitchen is often a barrier to early-stage startup restaurants, 面包店, and food manufacturers – particularly those from disadvantaged communities. 的 烹饪 Program will work with the 公司实验室 to identify qualified startups for participation in the 鬼厨房. 的 鬼厨房 program is intended to provide temporary, short-term access to commercial kitchen facilities to test market opportunities.
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