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Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative

In partnership with 14 participating colleges and universities, the Springfield based Grinspoon Charitable Foundation supports entrepreneurship education, hosts events and recognizes students with entreprenuruial awards.

 

Grinspoon Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards

The Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative recognizes students who demonstrate "entrepreneurial spirit" with monetary awards. Spirit Awards acknowledge a student's actions to date and encourages them to move forward in pursuit of their entrepreneurial dreams. To be considered for an award, a Smith College student must first be nominated by Professor Susannah Howe. The HGCF EI Advisory Committee makes the final decision regarding award recipients. Awardees and nominees are required to participate in the Entrepreneur Exhibit during the cocktail hour at the Spring Banquet.

This year's Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony and Banquet will take place on April 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at The Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA. This year's program will include a Student Business Exhibit, live "Elevator Pitch Competition," and a Keynote Speaker.

 

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PAST GRINSPOON, GARVEY & YOUNG ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS FROM SMITH COLLEGE

2013

Allie Felix '14 - "Keep Your Balance"
Susan Brunelle 'AC - Animalicious

2012
Hanyu Zhang '16J - Winner of the "Secret Ingredient of Team Venture Creation" competition
Ana Duran '13 - Winner of the "Shark Tank: 90 Second Elevator Pitch" Conference

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Past Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Spirit Award Recipients from Smith College

2014

  • Julia Edwards '15 - EyeGlass
    Technology/Automotive display
  • Hope Fried '14 - Couture Closet
    Personal fashion cataloging
  • Zhiting (Helen) He '16 - WeTech
    Education
  • Yinan (Ame) Song '16 - WeTech
    Education
  • Ke (Coco) Zhang '16 - WeTech
    Education
  • Yezhezi (Michelle) Zhang '16 - WeTech
    Education
  • Yiwen Zhu '16 - WeTech
    Education
  • Lujun Jian '17 - FashionShake
    Fashion industry mobile app
  • Ruohong Liu '17 - FashionShake
    Fashion industry mobile app
  • Thu Do '14 - Helix
    Fingerprint payment system
  • Tung Pham '15, UMASS - Helix
    Fingerprint payment system

2013

  • Ana Duran '1 - UBselling
    Online marketplace
  • Allie Felix '14 - Keep Your Balance,
    Women's wellness studio
  • Kelly Smith '13 - A Chemist's Kitchen,
    Dessert delivery and catering

2012

  • Jillian Bergus '12 - Express Yourself Heels,
    Self-designed high heel shoes
  • Brooke Gerstein '12 - The Couture Cook,
    Online-based student fundraising
  • Kelly Smith '13 - A Chemist's Kitchen,
    Molecular gastronomy aka baking

2011

  • Jessica Kaplan '12 - Well-Dressed Greens, LLC,
    Specialty, all-natural salad dressings
  • Alice Tan '13 - Financial Literacy Org. for Youth,
    Youth workshops about personal finance