Turning your ideas into reality can be challenging but the Haverford Innovations Program (HIP) can help students identify resources both on-campus and away to make the innovation and startup journey a little smoother.
snickel [at] haverford.edu (Schedule an appointment) with Shayna Nickel, Associate Program Director, to discuss your idea. HIP utilizes tools and methodologies that are practical, intuitive, and low-stakes. Students are also encouraged to use VCAM Maker Arts Space to experiment with lo-fi & rapid prototyping.
Other resources to explore include:
Experiential and Online Resources
- Venture for America: “We connect recent college graduates with jobs in startups, entrepreneurship-adjacent organizations, and early-stage companies.”
- LinkedIn Learning: Current students and employees can access self-directed learning on a variety of subjects.
- Dorm Room Fund: “DRF has invested in over 300 companies led by visionary student founders. Those founders have redefined industries, gone public, and are changing the world.”
- Figma: “Collaborative design tool for building meaningful products. Seamlessly design, prototype, develop, and collect feedback.”
- Canva: Design templates
- Trello: Project management and organization tools
- No Code: A comprehensive directory of no-code tools
- Unity and Unreal Engine: Software and tutorials for XR and game development
- SCORE: National network of small business resources and mentors
VCAM Maker Arts Space
Managed by the Maker Space coordinator in VCAM, the Maker Arts Space is open to students, staff, and faculty looking for creative opportunities in self-directed fabrication, arts, digital making, and physical computing projects.