Loyola University Maryland

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Pre-Fall Innovation Bootcamp

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The Innovation Bootcamp, hosted by Loyola's Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, will be a crash course in design thinking and innovative practices. Incoming Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are invited to learn the basic principles of human-centered design, test and solve wicked problems, and apply inspiration, ideation, and implementation into their academic courses, volunteer work, and professional lives.

Innovation Bootcamp participants will use community-based learning sessions and maker activities at Baltimore's Innovation Village and Open Works to experience first-hand how design thinking can transform difficult challenges into opportunities. The bootcamp will culminate with an interactive collaboration with other students, faculty members, and administrators to bring design thinking to the forefront of innovative activities at Loyola.

Added bonus: when pre-fall participants arrive for their program, they will move into the room to which they have been assigned for the academic year, allowing them to participate fully in Welcome Weekend events without having to relocate!


Wednesday, August 28 through Saturday, August 31, 2019



Includes meals, activities, transportation, and supplies. Limited financial aid is available.


Registration for the Innovation Bootcamp is open! Visit our posting on Handshake to register.


Have questions about the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and how you can get involved? Please email us at innovation@loyola.edu. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

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Combining service and entrepreneurship

Bill Romani, Ph.D., entrepreneur in residence, hopes to expand innovation and entrepreneurship at Loyola through academic programs.