Entrepreneurship in the News

Tracy Keya and Janet Slocum in Mount Holyoke makerspace
From clothes that light up to vacuum-formed chocolate molds, the Mount Holyoke College Makerspace offers tools and training to create and collaborate.
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Mount Holyoke’s new minor in entrepreneurship, organizations, and society is attracting students with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.
Ellen Chilemba '17
"This Young African Social Entrepreneur Is Taking Her Social Business to the Next Level"
Ellen Chilemba
Ellen Chilemba ’17 continues to explore ways to help Malawi women rise out of poverty through Tiwale, the community-based organization she founded.
Woyneab Habte '17, Mount Holyoke College
Empowered by the skills she gained at Mount Holyoke, Woyneab Habte ’17 founded a copy shop in her country to provide peers an alternative to sex work.
Image of Ellen Chilemba ’17.
Glamour Magazine selected Ellen Chilemba ’17 as its College Woman of the Year grand-prize winner.
Carly Forcade ’17 (left), was inspired to create Travel Unicorn, a social media and information platform for LGBT travelers, after a trip to Spain with her girlfriend — and won $11,000 for it from a recent entrepreneurship competition.
Four Mount Holyoke students who attended an entrepreneurial accelerator program over the summer won top prizes — and cash money — for their projects.
MHC 2015 HackHolyoke was so inspiring to a Berkshire Community College engineering student that she decided to host her own hackathon.
Rick Feldman Visiting Lecturer, Entrepreneurship, Organizations, and Society
“Mount Holyoke has a wonderful environment of collaboration, collegiality and exchange of ideas among faculty, students and staff.”
Mount Holyoke’s winning team at the IBECC event in Santa Monica: from left, Shanae McDonald ’17, Pearl Umoye ’19 and Hadassa Mikalixen ’18, with the competition’s founding director, Thomas White.
A team of three students swept their division in an international business ethics competition, the College’s first appearance at the annual event.
Image of Yan Yan '17
Mount Holyoke students excelled at the annual Clinton Global Initiative University gathering, winning awards—and top honors in the coding competition.
This is a three-part photograph, featuring Ellen Chilemba, the winning team of the International Business Ethics Case Competition, and Rick Feldman.
With the help of programs like the new entrepreneurship minor, Mount Holyoke students bring home prizes and wins from entrepreneurial competitions.