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Draper Competition

Draper participant taking photos at the event

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


2019 Competition Day

On Friday, April 5, 2019, more than $100,000 in cash and scholarships will be awarded at the 2019 Draper Competition at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Our Impact

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

226 team leaders, 500+ team members, 47 ventures started, $350,000 cash and scholarships

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


Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

146 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3653
Fax: 413-585-3655