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Students create app for migraine sufferers

By Veronica Chen '20 on May 10, 2018

Laia Alonso Marmelstein ’19 (left) and Veronica Switzer-Poplar ’19 started development on the app Migraine+. Photo taken by their partner, Kelly Nirenberg ’20.


For the majority of her life, Kelly Nirenberg ’20 has suffered the debilitating effects of migraines. She has often been disappointed with doctors’ visits and their advice on how to cope with her pain. So, when Laia Alonso Marmelstein ’19 and Veronica Switzer-Poplar ’19 reached out to Nirenberg to ask if she would be interested in taking part in their venture, Migraine+, Nirenberg enthusiastically joined in their efforts.Through Colgate’s Thought Into Action (TIA) entrepreneurship program, the three have been developing Migraine+, an app that walks migraine sufferers through their symptoms and offers assistance in the most critical moments.

The app offers migraine sufferers immediate responses as well as personalized remedies and treatments. After Alonso Marmelstein and Switzer-Poplar fashioned the prototype last fall, they, along with Nirenberg, held a focus group with students to learn more about how migraines affect sufferers’ days. During the meeting, the group presented their prototype and described its features, such as personalized e-mails for professors and employers. “The group gave us a great indication of their routines when they have migraines, which brought a fresh perspective on what features to improve and take out,” Nirenberg said.

This spring, when Alonso Marmelstein (a neuroscience major) and Switzer-Poplar (a biochemistrymajor) studied abroad, Nirenberg stepped up to further develop the app. Although she had no prior experience with entrepreneurship, “Migraine+ is something I am extremely passionate about,” said Nirenberg, who is an English major.

Nirenberg worked closely with her mentors at TIA this semester. “They were really helpful and were with me every step of the way,” she said. “They helped me realize I was capable of pursuing the entrepreneurship route.” She added that one aspect her mentors helped her with was providing a bigger picture of what Migraine+ could be.

To promote their venture, Alonso Marmelstein, Switzer-Poplar, and Nirenberg are using social media platforms, blogs, and existing support groups. They are also in the process of partnering with local neurologists and plan to reach out to different migraine doctors and associations, such as Migraine Association of America.

According to Migraine.com, there are more than 37 million migraine sufferers in the United States. Of those, 5 million suffer one or more migraines per month. “I liked [the idea of] helping other migraine sufferers because I want to make an impact on those who suffer even more than I do,” Nirenberg said.

Visit their website for more information.



Lauren Sanderson ’18 wins 1819 Award

By Dan DeVries on May 10, 2018

Lauren Sanderson ’18 accepts the 1819 Award from President Brian W. Casey. Photo by Mark DiOrio.

Lauren Sanderson ’18 is an entrepreneur, student-athlete, academic all-star, and a soon-to-be published poet who now adds Colgate University’s most prestigious student recognition, the 1819 Award, to her impressive résumé of accomplishments.

The 1819 Award is given annually to one graduating student whose character, scholarship, sportsmanship, and service to others best exemplify the university’s spirit and the value of a liberal arts education.

“Lauren has distinguished herself as a gifted poet who has won a national contest to have her first book of poems published,” wrote nominator Peter Balakian, professor of English and winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. “Lauren was also the captain of the women’s volleyball team and an athlete of high distinction in her four years here. She remains an unusual student and one with real leadership qualities and contributes greatly to the intellectual life of the student body.”

Hailing from London, Ontario, Sanderson is an English major with an emphasis on creative writing. She was the 2017 winner of the Lasher Prize for outstanding talent and has received the Dean’s Award every semester of her Colgate career. On the volleyball court, she was ranked first in setting by the Patriot League and 13th nationally for assists.

While attending department-sponsored workshops, Sanderson organized her own writing roundtables, encouraging and teaching friends and classmates to express themselves through writing. She is a member of the board of organizers for Lounge, an organization that hosts open-mic nights off campus. A peer tutor on campus, Sanderson also volunteers her time in Sherburne, N.Y. to mentor middle school students.

Outside of the classroom and off the court, Sanderson is an active member of the Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship Incubator, where she and Brandon Doby ’18 earned $1,000 in funding during Entrepreneur Weekend for their film-production company, ISO, and was named one of this year’s $13,000 Entrepreneur Fund recipients.

“Every person has a tale to tell, but a rare few hone their storytelling skills across multiple media, across multiple topics; some difficult, others beautiful.” said President Brian W. Casey during the university’s Awards Convocation on May 4. “Our 1819 Award winner has spent the last four years at Colgate working with words, sharing them rather than holding them close. Through her art, she focuses on issues of gender inequality and violence. She has acted on the belief that, if we put our joy and pain on paper, readers will recognize commonalities in the human experience, celebrate differences, and overcome divisiveness.”

Sanderson’s poetry manuscript is slated to be published by Write Bloody Press in March 2019, and she will be embarking on a 20-stop promotional tour after graduation. She plans to apply to graduate school to earn an MFA in creative writing.



Ben Sharf ’20 on How to Start a Startup @ Colgate

By Mary Galvez on May 2, 2018

Ben Sharf ’20, founder of Campus Coat Check and campus representative for Dorm Room Fund, can now add published author to his resume. How to Start a Startup @ Colgate, published on Medium.com, walks Colgate students through everything they need to know about starting a venture at the University. There are three parts to Ben’s piece:

Part 1: Colgate’s Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship Program

TIA is the front door for Entrepreneurship at Colgate, and most all entrepreneurship programming and resources at Colgate stem from TIA. This section covers all aspects of Thought Into Action from the Student Incubator to the Entrepreneurs Fund and everything in between.

Part 2: TIA General Startup Resources

The TIA General Startup Resources page is arguably the most useful online resource that Colgate has to offer. It is a consolidated platform full of helpful documents and links — some developed specifically for entrepreneurs in the TIA Student Incubator; all relevant to entrepreneurs launching ventures.

Part 3:  Additional Resources

Although the entrepreneur scene at Colgate is centered around Thought Into Action, the school does a great job of offering students alternative options to make sure they find the right fit in the ecosystem to be successful. In this section Ben comprises a list of all these resources to help navigate through the journey as an entrepreneur at Colgate.

Read the full article HERE.



UCan featured on WKTV in Utica

By Mary Galvez on May 2, 2018


In addition to transitioning from high school to college and adjusting to life away from home, Colgate University Freshman Christina Weiler is not only helping fight hunger in Utica….she’s helping her fellow classmates, faculty and staff to do it, too. It’s as easy as throwing away empty containers.

“I founded UCan because I wanted to make change-making something that everyone could be a part of at any moment at any day,” said Christina Weiler. Weiler’s appropriately-named project enables anyone on campus to help the cause, and it’s virtually effortless. She and a handful of volunteers have placed 50 receptacles in 16 buildings on campus. Once a week, they put on protective gloves, collect the containers and redeem them. They give the cash to the Utica Rescue Mission.

“What we’ve seen so far is they’ve collected over 5000 units,” says Jim Haid, Executive Director of the Utica Rescue Mission. “They want to one, recycle. They have that mind frame. But they also want to help out social agencies like ours and particularly they want to help out in our food area.”

Weiler recently won an enterpreneurship competition at Colgate. She hopes to use it to show other colleges and universities that they can, too.

“We were awarded $4000 in funding as well as an introduction to Wal Mart, which could help distribute our facilities and distribution across the country, which is exactly what we want to do, and we want to bring UCan to every university possible.”

Reprinted from WKTV.com


2018 Colgate Entrepreneurs Fund Winners

By Mary Galvez on May 1, 2018

2018 eFund winners, left to right: Luke Goodwin, Sheila Dunne ’20, Dean Koman ’17, Chase Jackson ’13, Lauren Sanderson ’18, Brandon Doby ’18 and Wills Hapworth ’07, Executive Director of TIA


Welcome to the sixth year of Colgate’s Entrepreneurs Fund! The fund was created in 2013 in recognition of the large number of student and alumni entrepreneurs throughout the Colgate community who are solving problems and demonstrating an ability to execute. Open to for-profit and non-profit ventures with at least one Colgate member on the founding team, the fund offers prizewinners the opportunity to grow their ventures with seed capital; incubator space for the summer in Hamilton; and intellectual resources from within the Colgate community.

The fund was established in 2013, and maintained with lead gifts from Dan and Linda Rosensweig P’15, ’17, Noah Wintroub ’98 and Carey Jennings, and Michael ’86 and Julie Ellenbogen.

Congratulations to the five teams chosen as this years winners of the fund:


Deco SlidesDeco Slides is an online retailer and manufacturer of unique slide sandals with swappable straps. Chase Jackson ’13, Sam Jackson


Dunne Marketing provides social media management and social media marketing solutions for businesses to increase brand awareness and drive sales, saving both time and money. Sheila Dunne ’20, Luke Goodwin


ISO Film is a creative content house that specializes in full service film and video production. ISO walks the line between art and commerce by bringing a high level of artistry to business projects, which distinguishes our product and makes our customers stand out in the corporate world. Brandon Doby ’18, Lauren Sanderson ’18


Profillic is an AI-powered knowledge discovery platform for data science R&D that connects scientists with research, industry developments, peer reviews, projects, and more relevant to their work and interests. Gaurav Ragtah ’13, Himanshu Ragtah



YourYard provides on-demand access to fun lawn and beach games like spike, kadima, and wiffle ball, through a network of phone-activated lockers.  Dean Koman ’17, Nathan WeinrauchZach Flyer


Read more about the past five years of the Entrepreneurs Fund in action and the impressive impact it has had since its inception.




The art of entrepreneurship: A day in the life of Brandon Doby ’18 and Lauren Sanderson ’18

By Emily Daniel '18 on April 30, 2018

Photo by Andrew Daddio

For Brandon Doby ’18 and Lauren Sanderson ’18, entrepreneurship exists at the intersection of business acumen and creative risk. These two seniors are both artists and business owners: They created ISO Film, a production company, as a Thought Into Action (TIA) venture in 2016, and have been making experimental films together ever since.

“To sustain yourself as an artist and to give yourself the opportunities to create exactly what you want to create, you need to master the business side, too,” said Doby, a studio arts major from Chicago.

Doby and Sanderson’s business venture took center stage during Colgate’s annual Entrepreneur Weekend April 7. The day was packed with pitching and networking, and it contained a few surprises for the pair.

Brandon Doby ’18 gives Jeff Sharp ’89 (left) a tour of Case-Geyer Library’s studio space

10:00 a.m.

While other student entrepreneurs arrived at the Hall of Presidents to set up their TIA booths, Sanderson and Doby had an impromptu breakfast meeting with Jeffrey Sharp ’89. A panelist during the event’s Shark Tank­­–style pitch competition, Sharp is a successful filmmaker who is known for Boys Don’t Cry and Proof.

The pair gave Sharp a tour of the state-of-the-art audio and video studios they use on the first floor of Case-Geyer Library. Before the studios were built, aspiring musicians and filmmakers like Sharp had to get creative with what Colgate had to offer.

“When we wanted to record music or sound for our movies, we would use the rehearsal spaces in Dana [Arts Center], or in the Chapel basement,” remembered Sharp. “When I think about why Colgate is such a great place for the arts, it’s because there are little spaces like that, available to anyone who’s looking for them.”

11:30 a.m.

Doby and Sanderson put the finishing touches on their ISO Film booth. The pair had clips of their previous projects — including music videos and experimental shorts — rolling on a TV screen and copies of screenplays on the table for visitors to look through.

ISO Film has two branches: ISO Works and ISO Labs. Through ISO Works, Sanderson and Doby take on commissioned projects like event coverage and music videos. Those paid projects help fund ISO Labs, which is the more experimental side of the business; through ISO Labs, the pair have directed several short films and recently finished a documentary.

1:30 p.m.

For this partnership, the main event was the Shark Tank-style competition. Doby and Sanderson gave a concise and compelling pitch to the panel of four “sharks” under a strict time limit — an ominous gong sound-effect rang through the Hall of Presidents when were up.

2:00 p.m.

The panel of “sharks” deliberated and awarded $1,000 to ISO. Sharp, however, had his own gift to give the ISO team: The filmmaker announced he would commission ISO to work on a small project for his production company.

Doby and Sanderson also won a $13,000 grant through the Colgate Entrepreneurs Fund. The program awards student-entrepreneurs with a seed grant, incubator space for the summer in Hamilton, and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs.

“We’re going to take this full speed ahead,” said Sanderson, an English major. “We’re putting everything we have into the film production company, and hopefully the freelance projects coming in will be enough to sustain us, on top of our funding for our next project.”

Added Doby: “Where we’re at is kind of art commerce. And when we approach commerce, it still has our artistic imprint on it. It still has the poetry in it.”

Doby and Sanderson plan to move to Los Angeles together to grow their company, which has recently been incorporated in California. Also, Sanderson has another creative outlet — her book of poems, published through Write Bloody Publishing, comes out next March, which will be followed by a 20-stop book tour.

“I love that feeling of no net. No matter how big the checks get, there’s a no net sense of individual entrepreneurship that I think drives a lot of great art, because there’s a sense of survival in it,” Doby said.


Student ventures receive funding during Entrepreneur Weekend

By Melanie Oliva '18 on April 30, 2018

Student entrepreneur Christina Weiler ’21 pitches her venture to a panel of alumni. Photo by Andrew Daddio

During the 7th annual Entrepreneur Weekend, more than 250 alumni, parents, students, and friends came to campus to celebrate and advance the entrepreneurial endeavors of Colgate student entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur Weekend is the capstone to the Thought Into Action (TIA) Incubator, a yearlong commitment in which students develop an idea and make it go live with the help of alumni mentors.

Last Saturday, students presented their TIA ventures in hopes of gaining further mentorship and financial support from the Colgate network. These ventures included for-profit, not-for-profit, and campus/community initiatives.

“Today is a day that can truly transform the trajectory of our students’ lives,” said Wills Hapworth ’07, a co-founder of TIA and the alumni director. “What you see here is how students turned their ideas into reality and, by doing so, begin to transform lives.”

That afternoon, during the panel discussion “Liberal Arts and Entrepreneurship,” panelists shared their experiences in entrepreneurship, highlighting the importance of establishing a good plan, being coachable, and working through failures. Panelists included: Bob Gold ’80, CEO and president of Ridgewood Capital; Jon Klein, co-founder of TAPP Media and former president at CNN/US; Jeffrey Sharp ’89, academy award winning filmmaker and president/CEO of Sharp Independent Pictures; and Katie Finnegan ’05, principal and founder at Store No. 8 and vice president at Incubation Walmart. Finnegan was also awarded the Alumni Council’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Alumni panelists highlighted the ways their Colgate education allowed them to be successful entrepreneurs.

“The liberal arts teaches you how to think,” said Finnegan, who was a history and religion double major. “It taught me how to dissect a problem and how to learn. I know how to take a situation and break it down into quantifiable parts to understand them.”

Sharp reiterated the importance of a Colgate education in fostering passion and entrepreneurial spirit. “Colgate, as a liberal arts institution and in the physical space we occupy,” he said, “offers these nooks and crannies and these places where you can go off to disappear, create, and explore your resources.”

Students then had the opportunity to pitch their ventures during a Shark Tank­–style competition for funding and other support from the panelists.

ISO Film, a creative content house that specializes in film and video production founded by Lauren Sanderson ’18 and Brandon Doby ’18, earned $1,000 and was given a chance to make a film with Academy Award-winning producer Sharp.

Loophole — a rubber ring phone grip and kickstand — and its founder Patrick Crowe ’18 earned $1,000; also, Gold and Finnegan placed orders for more than 2,000 units of branded products.

Gipper, an automated athletics communications service for high schools and colleges, earned $3,000, and Finnegan offered San Francisco office space to its founders Matthew Glick ’19, Jack Zamore ’20, Ruchit Shrestha ’20, and Abby Waxler ’19.

UCan, a social recycling system for colleges and universities that channels generated funds toward local anti-poverty organizations, earned $4,000 to expand its operations. Finnegan offered to connect UCan’s founder Christina Weiler ’21 with Walmart’s operations team to expand the project in Walmart retail stores.

“This money means so much to UCan, not just as an organization, but as a movement,” said Weiler. “Having this money will allow us to increase the quality of life for people across the country and increase recycling rates. The opportunity to involve communities around the country will help us facilitate that.”

Colgate’s leadership in liberal arts entrepreneurship was powerfully represented by the Thought Into Action student entrepreneurs who continue to illustrate the strong connection between liberal arts and entrepreneurship.

Over the past nine years, more than 500 Colgate entrepreneurs have gone through the TIA Incubator and launched their ventures, guided by more than 140 alumni, parent, and community mentors.

“Today’s economy requires people who not only get answers right, but more importantly, ask the right questions,” Michael Sciola, associate vice president of Institutional Advancement and Career Initiatives, said. “The TIA experience allows Colgate students to identify a problem and then create a solution that works. Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts, together, are powerful partners for future success.”


Alumni Column: On the Benefits of TIA

By Tim O'Neill '78 on March 7, 2018

If you walk from the center of Hamilton towards the Jug, you might notice a conspicuously laid out space at 20 Utica Street. An open design, akin to a WeWork space, presents itself. It is the home of the Colgate University Thought Into Action Incubator.

Many readers of this article may not be familiar with the Thought Into Action Incubator (TIA) at Colgate. It was the brainchild of Andy Greenfield ’74. Himself a successful entrepreneur, Greenfield approached then Colgate president Rebecca Chopp in 2009 with the notion that he could work with students who might have an idea (the “thought”) that they would like to turn into reality (the “action”).

TIA was born. Eight students worked with Greenfield that year. The following year, Greenfield was joined by Bob Gold ’80 and Wills Hapworth ’07, and TIA started to take a significantly larger form. I was lucky to join them in 2011, and am now part of a legion of 147 mentors who collectively have worked with students for over 22,000 hours.

So, what does TIA actually do? Again, the incubator serves to work with student entrepreneurs who have an idea that they would like to turn into reality. The entrepreneurs, upon acceptance into the program, commit to working relentlessly on giving life to their ideas. To quote the TIA website, “participating requires hard work, passion and perseverance as entrepreneurs refine their ideas, learn the art of the pitch, solve problems, deal with failure, build teams and attract investors and assets for growth.” What makes TIA unique is that it takes potency from parent and alumni entrepreneurs who volunteer to come up to campus once a month to spend a Saturday coaching student entrepreneurs. The mentors have deep experience in building companies, running non-profit organizations and draw from their experience in guiding the students.

For the entrepreneurs, it requires a sizable commitment of time. Entrepreneurs are cautioned that the time commitment might feel like a fifth course. We are clear that the academic load at Colgate takes absolute priority, which means TIA will require that an entrepreneur will have less free time. Most of the entrepreneurs would anecdotally add that the time is well spent.

The footprint of TIA has quietly grown large. Over its nine year life, 490 entrepreneurs representing 320 ventures have taken advantage of TIA. Those ventures can take the form of a for-profit business, a Colgate campus enrichment program or a non-profit enterprise. In addition, many of TIA’s entrepreneurs have made good use of the Colgate Entrepreneurs Fund, which gives grants to student and alumni ventures to come to Hamilton for a summer, use the incubator space on Utica Street and take advantage of the advice and counsel of 40+ mentors. To date, 27 teams have benefited from the “eFund”, and the results are impressive. By our count, those ventures have created over 100 jobs. 17 ventures are still up and running. The ventures have benefited from $375,000 of seed grant capital, and have raised close to $12,000,000 in follow-on capital!

When I describe TIA to friends and alumni, one of the immediate reactions is for them to thank me for donating my time. While I appreciate the sentiment, I take issue with any notion that my mentoring is a charitable activity. I am taking at least as much away from TIA as I am giving. The relationships with students and alumni of every age cohort are invaluable, and the excitement of watching entrepreneurs hatch their ideas gives all of us at TIA an incredible sense of fulfillment.

So, if you pass by 20 Utica Street, take a good look at the facility. If you have an idea, and want to do something about it, check out TIA on the Colgate website. Then, don’t hesitate to take action, apply and hopefully we will see you come September.

(The above article appeared in the February 18 issue of the Colgate Maroon News and is reprinted with permission.)


Halligan Works to Improve the Lives of First Responders

By Adam Pratt '18 on January 24, 2018

While a student at Colgate, Alex Montgomery ‘11 worked as a volunteer firefighter with the Hamilton FD and during the summers worked as a Wildland Firefighter in Tucson, AZ. In both capacities, Alex became very familiar with the typical daily tasks of a firefighter. One particularly painstaking process involved checking all of the apparatus and equipment using pen and paper for reporting. The process was old-fashioned and time-consuming and given how annoying it was, inevitably resulting in either: not happening in the first place, getting oil on the report, forgetting to submit the report to an administrator on duty . . . or some other variation of things falling through the cracks – putting the safety of the firefighters at risk.

After Colgate, Alex began a career as a software engineer developing enterprise and SaaS software. Leveraging the skills and knowledge he developed in these roles, he wanted to revisit that nagging problem of the firefighter’s ‘truck check’ and see if he could develop a software solution for the ‘first response’ industry. He began talking to a few fire departments, and to his surprise, the problem of outdated reporting systems still existed, and actually went much deeper. It didn’t just affect the firefighters themselves, but also affected the administrative systems as a whole. At a base level, department administrators lacked easy access to actionable data about the status of their fleet and equipment.

Determined to finally do something about the problem, Alex recruited two trusted Colgate partners, Alex Krill ‘11 and Adam Pratt ‘18, and the Halligan team was born. They immediately got to work on rolling out the initial product while going through the TIA incubator. Then, using resources from the Colgate Entrepreneurs Fund grant, they launched the initial product in beta in Q3 of 2016.

During this time, the Halligan team constantly iterated on their go-to-market strategy and gained incredible insight from TIA mentors on how to find product-market fit. In January of 2017, Halligan made its first sale and hasn’t looked back. With nearly 170 paying departments, large strategic partners in the space, and a best in class software solution, what started as an annoyance about the ‘truck check’ process has turned into the dominant fleet and equipment management platform for first responders.

With the continued support of TIA, Halligan continues to improve the lives of first responders around the country by making their work easier, safer and more effective.

2017 Highlights
• 165 paying customers
• $160,000 booked of Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR)
• Strategic partnership with Emergency Reporting
• Negotiating with purchasing department for first large Metro customer

2018 Plan
• Deepen Emergency Reporting Partnership
• Investment in product to continue to push into EMS space
• Explore product fit for police departments
• Explore strategic partnership with another big player in the space
• Grow bookings to $550k ARR
• Raise a round of capital to capitalize on this opportunity and aggressively grow the business.

Thank you to everyone that’s supported, advised, critiqued, connected and more…we wouldn’t be where we are without you!!


TIA Summit Series

By Mary Galvez on October 31, 2017

Henrik Scheel - StartupX

The TIA Summit Series is a workshop and speaker series for the entire campus, covering entrepreneurial topics. The series was developed by a TIA student three years ago to supplement the curriculum of the monthly TIA workshops. We’ve hosted workshops on building a website on a shoestring budget; how to make a Kickstarter video; how to conduct surveys for market validation; and how to 3D print. Speakers have included Sian-Pierre Regis ’06 on how to build a personal brand; Deborah Tutnauer ’81 on how women can demand their worth; and Cindi Bigelow of Bigelow teas on running a successful family-owned business. We partner with clubs, academic departments, or offices such as when TIA students present at department brown bags or similar events. Students have presented to the Women’s Studies brown bag that is typically attended by over 100 students each week. Other examples are students with technology-driven ventures who have presented at Computer Sciences; ventures with a social component at the Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE); and ventures around sustainability or are environmentally conscious at Environmental Studies.

One current goal of the series is to highlight our belief that entrepreneurship is not just about starting a business; but rather is about identifying a problem and creating a solution for that problem. Through the Summit Series we are able to demonstrate how entrepreneurship can be applied to just about any academic or personal interest.

Startup Experience – NYC
January 13 – 17, 2018

As part of the TIA Summit Series, we are excited to bring the Startup Experience 2-day entrepreneurship program to Colgate University! The Startup Experience is an intensive hands-on workshop for future entrepreneurs and social innovators.

This is a unique opportunity to learn what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Students will hear from experienced global entrepreneurs and will work in a team to transform a big problem into a new opportunity for a startup company. During the program participants will learn what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset, how to be more creative, how to test innovative ideas, and how to build a real viable company in just two days.

The workshop will be led by serial entrepreneur Henrik Scheel who grew up in Denmark but now lives in Silicon Valley, California. Henrik brings a wealth of experience from the startup ecosystem in San Francisco and has worked with entrepreneurs in 25 countries around the world.

This program is for anyone interested in being a change maker – the skills learned can be applied in all industries and in all careers.

The workshop will be followed by an immersion trip to New York City. Students will spend one full day visiting startups in the city capped off by a Colgate Professional Network event in the evening. This is a perfect opportunity for students to experience first hand the fast-paced and exciting world of startups at every level.

The workshop and immersion trip are sponsored by Thought Into Action, Entrepreneurship at Colgate and the Fox Leadership Endowment. Thank you to all who support these initiatives so that we are able to provide these experiences for our students.