The Beacon Fellowship - Entrepreneurship Track

Note: The Beacon Entrepreneurship track is separate from the existing Beacon Fellowship, which focuses primarily on consulting.

What is the Beacon Entrepreneurship track?

For undergraduates who want to go deeper into the world of entrepreneurship, the Beacon Entrepreneurship track offers challenging internships at startups in Lisbon, home of Web Summit - the world’s largest tech startup conference. During their internships, Fellows will be able to learn and apply entrepreneurial know-how to real challenges faced by tech startups.

Fellows will work directly with a European business professional whose sole job is to make sure the Fellow is learning the entrepreneurial skills they need to make an impact. During their free time, Fellows will have the opportunity to explore Lisbon, which The Guardian describes as “a place so beautiful you can’t believe people are using it to live in.”


Why Lisbon?

Lisbon has a robust startup culture and is an incredible tourist destination. Entrepreneur Magazine argues that “Portugal is the new land of opportunity for tech startups,” and Lisbon is at the heart of it all. Forbes also calls Lisbon “the affordable European city you have been dreaming of visiting,” making it a great way to experience Europe while in college.

How much does it cost?

The program fee of $3999 covers housing, local transportation, travel health insurance, and some meals.

When is each 4-week program?

19 May - 15 Jun 2019

16 Jun - 13 Jul 2019

14 Jul - 10 Aug 2019

What are the next steps?

Applications are rolling. To learn more, please fill out the form below:


" experience at Beacon helped me immensely to develop transferable skills in working with clients, creative problem solving, and being a team member." - Chad V., Luther U. // Beacon Summer '18


" abilities were taken seriously: I had the autonomy to do what I thought was right, and I was able to have the significant impact I always thought I could have." - Olivia J., Samford U. // Beacon Winter '17


“In short, the experience was highly translatable to business work in a variety of areas, and is THE qualification which I would identify as having set me apart from other applicants for jobs and internships." - Luke C., U. of Notre Dame // Beacon Winter '17