The Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation inspires H-SC students and faculty members to create new ventures. It serves as a hub that empowers students to use their liberal arts foundation to harness the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue their creative visions and become entrepreneurial market leaders.

Located in the Brown Student Center, it provides a professional base to collaborate with the director, visiting entrepreneurs, and other founders who offer expertise, encourage constructive creativity, and provide mentors and support. Offering programs that include workshops, guest lectures, and excursions, as well as the Tiger’s Den New Venture Incubator, Farmville Collegiate Accelerator, and the H-SC Venture Fund, the Flemming Center can help members of the H-SC community accelerate their path toward successful venture creation.

Hampden-Sydney’s education sets you up very well for entrepreneurship, especially in small business. I have to wear many hats in a day: accountant, copywriter and marketing person.

Hunter Hopcroft ’10, entrepreneur

Tiger’s Den New Venture Incubator

Students can enroll in the Incubator to increase their access to mentoring from expert entrepreneurs and funding networks as well as structured instruction on the stages of venture creation. The semester-long incubator program—ideal for aspiring founders at the nascent stage of venture development—culminates with a pitch competition and cash-prize seed funding for the top performing founders.

Tiger's Den Incubator

Farmville Collegiate Accelerator

Incubated students can enroll in the Farmville Collegiate Accelerator. This program is a collaboration with Longwood University, the Town of Farmville, and H-SC. The Accelerator provides dedicated time and space for bringing together diverse entrepreneurs to collectively scale their seed-level ventures. Instruction in the program offers founders the opportunity to dig deeper into the best practices in their chosen industry and forge connections with experts in their field.

YOU Innovate Tournament

Do you think you have what it takes to innovate an ordinary household object? The YOU Innovate Tournament will exercise your entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to create, measure, and communicate as much value as possible from a "mystery" household object using only the resources that will be made available. You will be required to capture your journey by documenting it on video as you transform and pitch your product.

YOU Innovate

Hatteras Island Internship Program

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center (HIOC) and Hampden-Sydney College's Hatteras Island Internship Program (HIIP) offers qualified summer interns opportunity to participate in a collaborative effort to explore the relationships between non-profit enterprise, science education, and scientific research. 


We are proud to act as a network node for H-SC’s many entrepreneurial alumni. Please contact the director, Dr. Andrew C. King, to join the network of alumni entrepreneurs and industry mentors.

  • New Opportunities Launched

    October 21, 2020

    A year into his role as director of the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Dr. Andrew King has created a host of new opportunities to empower H-SC’s most entrepreneurial students to begin building their empires.

    New Opportunities

Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Andrew King, Director
(434) 223-6408
Brown Student Center
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

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