Institutes at Perkiomen: Entrepreneur Institute
The mission of the Entrepreneur Institute at Perkiomen School is to make a liberal arts education relevant to students through rigorous application.
In addition to Perkiomen’s graduation requirements, students receiving a Perkiomen School Certificate in Entrepreneurship will have completed the Foundations of Entrepreneurship course, a minimum of two cross-listed supporting courses, as well as a capstone project. The capstone project represents a substantial investment of time and effort to solve a problem and create value in the world.
Whether creating for-profit products or businesses, or non-profit socially driven enterprises, students learn and demonstrate resiliency, cooperation, communication, calculated risk taking, creative thinking, and confidence.
Shaun Yorgey '97
Director of Strategic Innovation
At Perkiomen School since 2006
The Entrepreneur Institute gives our students the opportunity not just to develop new businesses but to pitch them to seasoned business persons and alumni. The interaction is very engaging and the experience provided to these young people to think on their feet goes along way towards their development. In terms of experience, I think this is priceless and not one they would otherwise have until later in their college experience. It is also great to see so many of the ideas and businesses are focused less on profits and more on their desire to make our world a better place. I'm very proud of the students and the future that they present.
-- James Finnegan P ’16, ’18,
Vice President, Intellectual Property Strategy for Comcast Corporation, Chairman, Board of Trustees