F&M Stories

Propelling the Inventive Spirit

Like its iconic namesake Benjamin Franklin, the Franklin & Marshall College campus is full of students with inventive ideas and an unmatched drive to chase them. And while kites and keys aren't necessarily in their toolkit, they do have F&M Incubator, a program that provides opportunities for students to bring their creative solutions to life.

As part of F&M Incubator, recent graduate Justin Kupa '21, senior Saad Mahboob and junior Ojima Abraham teamed up to create Dibs, an app that encourages people to donate unwanted yet reusable items to others within the community.

Writing for F&M's student newspaper, The College Reporter, sophomore Olivia Schmid dove into Dibs and the three business partners' experience launching this start-up business. Schmid is a business, organizations and society and English (creative writing) double major at F&M.

F&M's Incubator Serves as a Launching Pad

Learn more about F&M's Incubator, a launching pad for students who have ideas for creative solutions they want to make real. This program is managed in partnership between the Creativity, Innovation, & the Future of Work and Entrepreneurship @ F&M initiatives.

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