Entrepreneurship is grass-roots economic development.
Whether you have a great business idea, want to be an entrepreneur or a venture capitalist, or simply want to explore self-employment options and what being your own boss would be like, we hope you will check out our workshops throughout the year.
draper Business Plan Development Workshops
12:15 to 1:05 p.m. in Campus Center 103/104. Lunch provided.
Build entrepreneurship skills for a future of business ownership or self-employment. Students - alone or in a team - will work to develop their own business plans and can enter to win their share of $25,000 in cash and prizes at the Draper Undergraduate Women Entrepreneurs' Competition on Friday, April 10, 2015.
February 2Competition Kick-Off with Professor Susannah Howe
(Rescheduled to 2/6 due to snowstorm)
February 9The Executive Summary with Angela Lussier & Deana Prest
(Rescheduled to 2/13 due to snowstorm)
February 16Financials, Part I with Rick Feldman & Rick Plaut
February 23Financials, Part II with Rick Feldman & Rick Plaut
March 2Alumnae Stories with Elizabeth Crowell '93, an Angel Investor and co-owner of Sterling Place
It's recommended that you register for the workshops, but you can just attend!
Register with Judy Fountain at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you need help with your business plan?
WFI is offering office hours with Rick Plaut & Rick Feldman of Valley Venture Mentors to assist you with your business plan, executive summary, and many other challenges when it comes to entrepreneurship.
Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 p.m. with Rick Plaut
Fridays 2:30-4:30 p.m. with Rick Feldman
Alumnae Coaching Opportunities
For more information about becoming an Alumnae Coach for
a student team, e-mail the Draper Coordinator, Rene Heavlow at: email@example.com
On and off campus opportunities available.
is designed to introduce Smith students to the skills they need to plan and launch a viable business model. As part of this hands-on experience, students will learn frameworks within which to evaluate the sustainability of their ideas and how to present their ideas to potential investors.