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Follett ’19 Markets for Nike, Detroit Grand Prix

Follett_BrooksFor Brooks Follett ’19, his future in marketing began among the towering skyscrapers of Shanghai, where for two summers he shadowed executives at Nike and helped them coordinate itineraries for…
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Developing Leaders with Passion and Intention

Leadership Institue 2018-00184The spring semester kicked off with the eighth annual Leadership Institute, a three-day professional conference designed to enhance the leadership skills of HWS and Geneva High School students hosted by…
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N.Y. Awards Bozzuto Center $250,000

22_CastleRecognizing Hobart and William Smith’s commitment to the City of Geneva and its continued revitalization, Empire State Development (ESD) has awarded the Colleges a $250,000 grant to support renovations at…
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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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