Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) Research Lab

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 Students listening to Dr. Tim Holcomb lecture
 Dr. Jim Friedman working with students at Cintrifuse
 Sticky notes covering David Eyman's office walls
 Executive talking to participants and other executives at Startup Pitch Competition

Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) Research Lab: Established at Miami University in 2018 and led by the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) Research Lab was founded to provide practically-relevant knowledge at the intersection of faith and entrepreneurship.

L.I.F.E’s research, open to all faiths and inter-faith examinations, builds on Miami University’s leadership position in interdisciplinary, practice-based entrepreneurship education and in the areas of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Increasing interest in this area from schools, such as Princeton University’s faith and work initiative, and entrepreneurial organizations, such as OCEAN’s faith-based startup accelerator, affirm the early stages of an important movement.