Housed in the VCAM epicenter, Haverford Innovations Program (HIP) encourages and supports creative and strategic thinking around a problem, a need, a question, or simply an interest - that when fostered presents new solutions and opportunities for entrepreneurial projects and paths of learning.
The program strives to encouraging creative thinking, collaborative efforts, and social engagement through processes of ideation, design and implementation.
Partnering with Haverford’s academic and extracurricular departments as well as the college’s Centers, HIP looks to explore endeavors in the current cultural and technological moment through speakers, workshops, events, and summer immersion.
The campus home for entrepreneurship and innovation, which sponsors an annual summer incubator for student projects, has launched a year-round program to fund two student ventures each semester.
Rising seniors Brittany He and Julia Jones worked on their online small-job-sourcing program as one of two teams in this summer’s Haverford Innovation Program Incubator.
Sponsored by Haverford Innovations Program and Swarthmore’s Center for Innovation and Leadership, a daylong workshop led by Alexandra Wolkoff ’14 from Puentes de Salud gave participants direction on how to support Latinx immigrant communities in Philadelphia.
The winning project, Salud y Dinero, created by a team of five Fords, aims to create an engaging way for kids to become financially literate.