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The Conway Center aims to provide students with information on entrepreneurial opportunities both on and beyond the Smith College campus. We regularly post resources and educational programs that support the launch and growth of student ventures.


First Round Application Deadline: February 9, 2018

We're looking for some exceptionally passionate students to be part of our first cohort so please encourage your students and advisees to apply. The application is a quick 2-3 minute video that makes a statement about who you are.

The Design Immersion Experience offers fully-funded international engagements that match students to early-stage organizations for a summer of testing out ideas and designing for impact. Each immersion will entail assessing and responding to the needs of the partner organization, traveling to and living in a new social context, and combining skills students have learnt in college as well as design thinking process and techniques. All students are invited to participate, whether it’s their first time or third time using design thinking.

Collegiate Accelerator

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Are you, or do you know, a college student with a great idea? Valley Venture Mentor's Collegiate Accelerator will begin accepting applications for its 2-month summer program on December 1, 2017. Applications will remain open through February 15.

Student Entrepreneur Program

Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program (WBENC SEP) fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses. Since its inception in 2008, nearly 200 students from 60+ colleges and universities across the country have graduated from SEP.