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2015 Draper Undergraduate Women Entrepreneurs' Competition

Read about the 2015 competition, judges and participants here!

Competition Details

The Annual Draper Undergraduate Women Entrepreneurs' Competition is hosted and organized by the Smith College Center for Women and Financial Independence, Smith College's initiative devoted to the support of innovation and entrepreneurship. This year, student teams from 30 participating institutions will compete for more than $25,000 in cash and prizes (see Rules and Eligibillity for additional details). There are three rounds to the competition:

Selection Round

Trade Show Expo Round

Presentation Round

The competition is designed to give undergraduate entrepreneurs a real-world experience that will hone their business plans and elevator pitches designed to raise funding and successfully launch their venture. Judges will evaluate the teams as real-world entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early stage investors and venture capital firms. The Selection Committee and Competition Judges are asked to rank teams based on which company they would most likely invest. The goal of the Draper Competition is to provide the best overall educational and entrepreneurial experience of any undergraduate business competition.

Highlights of the Competition include:

Click here for more competition details!


Key Pre-Competition Dates


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Revised business summaries for all semi-finalists must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m.

Sunday, April 6, 2015

Final date to withdraw from the competition; written notification must be received by 11:59 p.m.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Competition day, 3:00 pm ITT Smith College


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