April 1, 2012
This past weekend, I participated in Hamilton’s pitch competition, an annual event that allows students and recent Hamilton alum to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists/business people. Yes, one could argue that the alums have more experience, more money to create a product, and more knowledge of the steps needed to create a successful company. But, you know what? So what! The only way to learn is to compete with someone better than you and make the appropriate changes to enhance your presentation. Sabotage is another path. I wouldn't advise it though.
A Hamilton alum helped organize this event. I’m not sure what Hamilton pays, but what I do know is that the competitors pay nothing! All we bring is our enthusiasm and our creativity along with a huge amount of cajones.
Stay tuned for how the competition played out…
Majors: Economics and World Politics
Activities: Model UN, Acoustic Coffeehouse Coordinator, Campus Activities Board, WHCL, Hamilton College Cooperative, IM Soccer, HOC
Favorite Pastimes: Jumping into freezing cold Canadian lakes, Flute, Drinking Chai and a warm chocolate chip cookie from Opus Café, Glen walks, Travelling around the globe, Dancing in front of the big glass window during a radio show
Hometown: Berkeley, Calif.
High School: The College Preparatory School