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Social Innovation in Ghana

GhanaA group of HWS students recently returned from a three-week study abroad program in Ghana, where they took a deep dive into asset-based community development and experienced life in the…
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The Next Phase of Sustainability at HWS

Substainablity Staf-00040[1]Hobart and William Smith’s sustainability goals are threefold — environmental, economic and social — says Sustainability Manager Michael Amadori, and he wants to “work with students on issues that impact…
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Vichness ’66 Selected as Top Leading Woman Entrepreneur

Sharlene Schmidt VichnessSharlene Schmidt Vichness ’66 was selected as a Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneur by the Leading Women Entrepreneur and Business Owners’ (LWE) organization. Vichness is the founder and CEO of…
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Sustainable Community Development: Local Change in Action

Sustainable Community Development-002In the face of climate change, aging infrastructure and growing social inequities, graduates of Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Sustainable Community Development (SCD) program are busy tackling the myriad challenges…
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Turner ’11 Named Forty Under 40 in Energy Industry

Oil Gas 40 Under 40Evan Turner ’11, founder and managing partner of the New York City-based, energy-focused private equity firm, Drillcore Energy Partners, LLC, was recently named to Oil & Gas Investor’s “Forty Under…
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At J.P. Morgan Chase, Weingast Thanks Alums

Weingast 1For Elizabeth Weingast ’18, the “continued guidance and support” of HWS alums has not only helped her find a niche in the financial world, but a platform to mentor current…
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The Pitch

The Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur is a driver of innovation. Entrepreneurs add value to ideas that transform communities, improve systems, and create products or services that change the way we interact with our world and with each other. Their impact can be intellectual, cultural, social or financial. They come from a wide variety of professional sectors and a range of academic disciplines.

The Idea

The Pitch is an entrepreneurial contest that will help one student bring his or her big idea to life. Students interested in participating in The Pitch will be supported at every stage of the entrepreneurial process, from idea generation to implementation. The winner will receive up to $10,000 toward transforming their idea into reality.

The Challenge

Submit a proposal, following the guidelines presented on the Application. If selected as a semi-finalist, you will be paired with a mentor with entrepreneurial experience to help strengthen your proposal. After a round of revision, the semi-finalists will be narrowed to five finalists who will participate in The Pitch for a chance to win up to $10,000.


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