Entrepreneurial Studies

Entrepreneurial NEWS

Bozzuto Center Featured in Chronicle of Higher Ed

Drennen_EntrepreneurialStudies_5A March article in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s online edition highlights the value of hands-on entrepreneurial learning cultivated at campus innovation centers, including the Bozzuto Center for Entrepreneurship at…
 More >>

Entrepreneurial Capstone Develops Strategies for Local Change

Soapy2In this spring’s Entrepreneurial Studies capstone, HWS students took a hands-on approach to developing ideas to impact the Geneva community and the local region. Taught by Professor of Economics and…
 More >>

Summer Sandbox

Summer Sandbox-00095Through the Centennial Center’s inaugural HWS Summer Sandbox Idea Accelerator, a cohort of 12 students are refining their business ideas in hopes of launching new for-profit or non-profit ventures. Over…
 More >>

Dragomir ’17 Launches Winning App in Geneva

EnRoute_2Connecting consumers with local discounts through the power of geofencing and artificial intelligence, Gyuri Dragomir ’17 launched the app Deals en Route in Geneva on April 4 as part of…
 More >>

HWS Opens 2nd Solar Farm Site

Drennen at Solar Farm-0263Hobart and William Smith are continuing efforts to enhance sustainability and achieve climate neutrality with the opening of the second of two local solar farms that together are generating up…
 More >>

Silard ’18 Wins $10,000 Grant with ‘Revolve’

Pitch_1Student entrepreneurs and their innovative business plans went head-to-head in the final round of the 2018 Stu Lieblein ’90 Pitch Contest on March 1, when winner Andrew Silard ’18 secured…
 More >>

More Entrepreneurial Studies News >>

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.

Student Profile


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.