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Draper Competition

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The Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is an on-ramp for undergraduate women seeking access to entrepreneurship opportunities, capital and networks.


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2021 Draper Competition: April 5–9, 2021

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Our Impact

Every year since its inception in 2013, the Draper Competition has attracted ever greater numbers of strong undergraduate women entrepreneurs.

393 Team Leaders; 102 Schools; 750 Team Members; 65 Ventures Started; $900,000 in cash/prizes awarded


Crush the Glass Ceiling

“We imagine that Smith will become the entrepreneurial school for women.”

In 2012, Smith College, Tim Draper and Melissa Parker Draper ’77 forged a groundbreaking partnership to level the playing field for aspiring undergraduate female founders.

Melissa and Tim Draper at the judging table

 


2021 Draper Competition

 

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The Draper Competition is #8 collegiate entrepreneurship competition in the country, according to George Washington University and Times of Entrepreneurship. Smith College stands out as the only liberal arts institution that hosts a competition highlighting women entrepreneurs.

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Contact

Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

146 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
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Phone: 413-585-3653
Fax: 413-585-3655
Email: draper@smith.edu