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The Draper Competition sponsorship opportunities are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to recognize and support emerging generations of women entrepreneurs. Draper remains the only U.S. competition advancing collegiate women entrepreneurs.

A limited number of sponsorships will be offered to companies who share the Draper Competition’s commitment to breaking down barriers for collegiate women entrepreneurs.

We invite you to meet and celebrate the diverse female talent from colleges across the country—the leaders of tomorrow.

2023 Sponsors

Principal Sponsors

Melissa Parker Draper ’77 and Tim Draper

Tim and Melissa Draper

Additional Sponsors

Angel Sponsor

M&T Bank: For more than 165 years, M&T has strived to take an active role in our communities and build long-lasting relationships with our customers. We are a bank for communities – combining the capabilities of a large bank with the care of a locally focused institution. Our purpose is to make a difference in people’s lives and uplift the communities we serve.


Interpretive Simulations: Interpretive Simulations is a company that creates and publishes simulations for undergraduate and graduate students. Their simulations have aided educators in the development of tomorrow's corporate leaders since 1986.

Red OxygenWith over 20 years providing SMS solutions, Red Oxygen continues to be the easiest way to send SMS/text from a computer to any mobile device, not just smartphones.

In-Kind Sponsors

Amazon Web ServicesWhether you're looking to compute power, database storage, content delivery, or other functionality, Amazon Web Services has the services to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability.

AllianseThe Allianse platform connects investors to vetted startups in an unbiased way both through search and tailored recommendations. Entrepreneurs get introductions to capital aligned with their mission and investors get early access to (and the ability to follow the journey of) startup deals they might miss otherwise. CEOs also utilize the Allianse input tool to get valuable business insights so that they can iterate and grow faster, and bring in advocates and mentorship as needed.

Hubspot: The HubSpot CRM platform makes it easy for your entire company to work together — from marketing, to sales, to customer service. Each hub is powerful alone, but they're even better together.

To Become a Sponsor

If you are interested in supporting undergraduate women entrepreneurs on the rise, please contact:

Patti Thornton
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Contact Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

Neilson Library, Room 103

Smith College

Northampton, MA 01063

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