Wesleyan University recently announced two entrepreneurial competitions.
SEED GRANT COMPETITION
The seed fund awards fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture.
This year’s finalists include six teams of student entrepreneurs who will pitch their projects at a public event on Friday, February 26, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall. All members of the greater Wesleyan community are invited to attend.
- RSVP for the event.
- Learn more about the 2016 Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Seed Grant finalists.
DRAPER COMPETITION FOR COLLEGIATE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is hosted and organized by Smith College’s Center for Women and Financial Independence, an initiative committed to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. The competition, which is open to women entrepreneurs and their teams, begins with a written application, due March 2, followed by a trade show and a final pitch round on April 18, 2016. The first prize is $10,000. Three Wesleyan University students made it to the trade show round in 2015.
The Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is designed to help undergraduate entrepreneurs hone their business plans and elevator pitches. To get help with your application or pitch, make an appointment with Makaela Kingsley, the Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship or Jennifer Roach, the Civic Engagement Fellow.
- Read FAQs about the Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs (PDF)
- Learn about judging criteria by competition round (PDF)