Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is designed to hone the skills that undergraduate women need to advance through the process from idea to venture creation. Through three rounds of competition, students demonstrate an understanding of a problem, why the problem requires a new venture to address it, how their idea presents the best solution to the problem, and what resources, partnerships and activities it takes to successfully launch the venture.

March 2: Application Deadline

Contact feldman@mtholyoke.edu with any questions about the application

March 9: Notification of Application Status

March 19: Participant Confirmation. Team leaders must confirm their intent to attend Competition Day by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018.

April 6: Event

2018 Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs
The final two rounds of competition are held at Smith College, where semi-finalist teams showcase their ventures and vie for an opportunity to deliver a 90-second pitch to the panel of judges. Judges evaluate teams as real-world start-ups soliciting funds from early stage investors.