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Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

Neilson Library, Room 103
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
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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.

2022 Sponsors

Principal Sponsors

Tim and Melissa Draper

Tim Draper and Melissa Parker Draper '77


Supporter Sponsors 

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Forward Financing is a Boston-based fintech company that provides fast, flexible capital to small businesses that have often been underserved by traditional financing options. All businesses deserve access to the support they need to succeed, and we are building advanced technology and a best-in-class team to transform the small business financing industry.

West Hill helps IP-focused businesses grow, assess risk, and plan for and execute a successful exit. This IP can be software, branding, inventions, content, or that “secret sauce” that makes your business unique and successful.  Many law firms approach this by filing patents, trademarks or copyright registrations and leave it at that. But the power and value of IP comes from the day-to-day operation of your business. Agreements with customers, vendors, and strategic partners. Hiring employees and engaging independent contractors. Addressing data privacy obligations. Avoiding and resolving disputes. West Hill helps clients achieve their goals by serving as a trusted partner to navigate these issues




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

SES ESOP Strategies is a national ESOP firm that combines the expertise of ESOP consulting, financial, investment banking and legal professionals to assist companies in creating and maintaining successful, sustainable employee ownership results throughout the entire ESOP lifecycle. 

The Princeton Review exists to assist students overcome obstacles and achieve their academic goals by providing individualized, engaging, best-in-class private lessons, test prep, and admission products and services.

Verte is a full-service e-commerce platform that lets businesses expand and communicate with customers directly. It is in charge of the backend, as well as expanding sales channels and optimizing fulfillment.

Watermark is built for higher ed, Watermark’s solutions give institutions the insights they need to improve, evolve, and empower student success.


In Kind Sponsors







To Become a Sponsor

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

Patti Thornton
Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations