Rick Feldman

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Organizations and Society; Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Following a blended career of business, social action and academia, Rick Feldman continues to span and integrate the arenas of industry and regional economics, start-up and social enterprise entrepreneurship, education, and policy development in local and global arenas.

Feldman's current focus is on all aspects of entrepreneurship and social enterprise development, and his current course offerings reflect this range and integration, by focusing on global and local challenges from which opportunities for solutions can emerge through innovation and entrepreneurial leadership.

Recent Campus News

Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative award winners (from left) Regina Ye ’18, Kate Meacham ’20, Shay Lahon ’18 and Mariana Jaramillo ’20 pose with their entrepreneurship professor, Rick Feldman

"I'd like to thank the Academy ..."

Six students won Grinspoon awards for their new businesses, highlighting Mount Holyoke’s commitment to entrepreneurship.

Diana Wells of Ashoka will speak at Mount Holyoke College’s Global Challenges Conference on Feb. 16, 2018.

Giving students an engaged global education

This year’s Global Challenges Conference focuses on changing global–local inequalities and features keynote speaker Diana Wells of Ashoka. 

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.

Accelerated success

Four Mount Holyoke students who attended an entrepreneurial accelerator program over the summer won top prizes — and cash money — for their projects.

This is a three-part photograph, featuring Ellen Chilemba, the winning team of the International Business Ethics Case Competition, and Rick Feldman.

Acumen, imagination, success

With the help of programs like the new entrepreneurship minor, Mount Holyoke students bring home prizes and wins from entrepreneurial competitions.