Educational Institutions

Lancaster County has a number of universities and school programs that research and educate on innovation and entrepreneurism, including Millersville University, Franklin & Marshall College, PCAD, HACC, Elizabethtown College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, and ATTOLLO. These schools provide an excellent opportunity for businesses seeking additional resources, workforce, and training.

Millersville University

  • Innovation & Leadership Center: Interdisciplinary minor; graduate certificate in innovation & leadership; provides education & training to facilitate & support student entrepreneurial endeavors

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

  • Creative Entrepreneur Certificate Program: Students learn the principles of design, major design software, HTML & CSS coding for contemporary web design, the business practices necessary to run an effective business as well as the theory & methodology behind design thinking

Elizabethtown College

  • Entrepreneurship Program:
    Integrating four key dimensions into its programming by teaching students how to launch & grow new ventures, manage existing businesses, foster entrepreneurial spirit in established corporations, & start / develop non-profit organizations

  • Entrepreneurship & Family Business:
    Area of study offered as a minor & as a concentration


  • Attollo Startup: An entrepreneurial focused program in which high school juniors learn how to identify a problem, ideate to create a solution, develop the solution, present the solution (product) to investors, & market the product


  • Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies: Features a Business Start-up Center, offering free counseling with business professionals, & Women's Marketplace, which offers free marketing advice for women with businesses from concept to three years old

  • Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) Program: In partnership with Venture Training, Inc. & PA CareerLink, the free SEA program offers classroom-style & web-based courses to give new entrepreneurs the knowledge they need to become successful in their new undertakings

  • Entrepreneur in Residence: Enhances the education that entrepreneurs acquire through the regular counseling & coursework offered by HACC

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