SLCeeds at Sarah Lawrence College

Program Overview

The goal of SLCeeds, the Sarah Lawrence College entrepreneurship and innovation program, is to help students connect their studies and interests to work and service in the world. SLCeeds complements the creative and entrepreneurial nature of a Sarah Lawrence education by providing visionary and enterprising students with the skills and tools they need to turn their passion into a plan, an idea into a business, and a solution into an enterprise.

How it Works

SLCeeds offers programs that seek to demystify the art of going from an idea to a plan of action. Activities are offered year-round for all students who want to explore the various angles of entrepreneurship and some are open to alumni, staff, and faculty. These include:

Innovator Series: Educational and interactive guest lectures, mentoring, film screenings, site visits, and more, which seek to inspire by exploring the latest in innovation, entrepreneurship, and the start-up economy.

Skills Based Workshops: 90-minute mini-courses that seek to develop new skills such as how to build a Web site or how to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

SLCeeds Spring Break Intensive: A “by application” opportunity to take part in a five-day hands-on intensive in the lead up to SLC’s Annual Pitch Competition. Select students work in teams coalescing around business and/or social problems that can be an extension of previous or current conference work or stem from individual interests, and be for-profit, not-for-profit, or socially conscious in nature. In 2014-15, the program is scheduled as follows:

March 14
Ideas lab and team formation

March 15-17
Acceleration from idea to plan

March 18
Start-up field trip to Google, Etsy, and others

April 1
Pitch competition with guest judges

The SLCeeds Spring Break Intensive is a noncredit program with a certificate of completion awarded at the conclusion of the program. After participating in the SLCeeds Track, students are ready to participate in public pitch presentations, launch their venture, and/or be a valuable intrapreneur within any organization.

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Get Involved!

To participate in SLCeeds or for more information, e-mail slceeds@sarahlawrence.edu.


What Students Are Saying

“Entrepreneurship seems like a natural bridge between the Sarah Lawrence ideology and a career.”

“The SLCeeds program pushes SLC students to think beyond their ideas, and look to IMPLEMENT and ACT on their ideas. The principle behind SLCeeds is extremely important to the SLC pedagogy. I'm very happy for future SLC students to be able to experience this.”

“The Golden Seeds Boot Camp provides the business class component that is not currently offered at Sarah Lawrence.”


Photo Gallery

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Tracey G. Riese '79, member of the SLC Board of Directors, addresses students at the Idea Generation Workshop
Richard Harriman, a social innovation and strategy master at Synecticsworld, works with students at the Idea Generation Workshop
Students brainstorming at the Idea Generation Workshop
Richard Harriman, a social innovation and strategy master at Synecticsworld, works with students at the Idea Generation Workshop
Students brainstorming at the Idea Generation Workshop