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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.


Did you hear that Smith was named one of the 20 most entrepreneurial colleges in the country by Forbes magazine? Read the full Forbes magazine article here.


Valley Venture Mentors: Audition Night

February 10, 2016; 5-8p
1500 Main Street; Springfield

Get connected to the largest and fastest growing entrepreneurial network in the Pioneer Valley. At the montly meeting students can connect with other local college students, industry leaders, budding entrepreneurs and business mentors. VVM provides food, beverages, and childcare. Click here to sign up for transportation.

Exploding Myths About the Start-Up Process

February 22, 2016; 4:30p
Campus Center 103/104
Brenda Lewis '67, founder and principal of Transactions Marketing Inc., will talk about lessons learned from three decades of supporting development stage mobile enterprise firms.
Light refreshments provided. Cosponsored by Business Women of Smith College and Smithies in CS.

Check out all that the Pre-Competition Activities designed to hep you prepare for the 2016 Draper Competition.