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WINTER 2015 Events

J-term Courses: Entrepreneurship i & ii

January 5-10, 2015 & January 12-16, 2015

This J-Term, WFI is partnering with successful Pioneer Valley entrepreneurs to bring you two consecutive courses all about executing ideas. We think it's impossible to hear the word "innovation" enough; sometimes it's our inner child that has the solutions to problems we perceive in the world. Whether you want to compete in the Draper Business Competition in the Spring or seek to end a social injustice in your community, these classes will give you the tools to create sustainable, scalable projects. Let your imagination flow freely, examine the world around you, and have fun with Entrepreneurship I & II over J-Term!

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Fall 2014 Events

12th ANNUAL SMITH COLLEGE ELEVATOR PITCH CONTEST winners!!

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

The 12th Annual Smith College Elevator Pitch Competition was quite the ride, if you’ll excuse the pun. We were inspired by the nine presenters and their authentic, passionate, and sustainable pitches.

Taking first place was Brea Dutt ’16 who pitched “Going Global”, a website that sourced videos from local filmmakers around the world to give accurate depictions of different countries and cultures. Great job, Brea—we can’t wait to see your presentation at the Grinspoon Regional Elevator Pitch Contest in the spring. Congratulations to our second-place winner, Priscilla Takondwa Semphere ’18, who pitched “PenAfrica”, an organization dedicated to promote African storytelling among youth. We also loved our third-place finalist Robin Fenwick’s (’17 AC) pitch “Trinket GPS” about jewelry that tracks the wearer. A big round of applause goes out to all Smithies who were inspired enough to participate in the competition. See you next fall!

 

DON'T MISS THESE WORKSHOPS!! BASIC BUDGETING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

The ultimate mystery - what exactly happened to your hard-earned cash? WFI and the UMass 5 College Credit Union are partnering to bring you a workshop on basic budgeting. The workshops will be held on both Monday, November 17th, and Wednesday, November 19th, in the Carroll Room, Campus Center, from 12:00-12:50 pm. Lunch will be provided. The workshops are identical, so please only sign up for one. Reserve your seat by emailing wfi@smith.edu.

There are only a few seats left in the Nov. 17th workshop and more in the Nov. 19th workshop so email wfi soon to reserve a seat! And WFI is giving away free tote bags and "Guide to Personal Finance" books!