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Lisa Yang '17 and Arthur Williams '16 with Alex and the pumpkin
Micro-Finance Club Turns Pumpkin into Business Opportunities

This Fallcoming Weekend, the Micro-Finance Club raised more than $1000 via the first-ever Giant Pumpkin Challenge fundraiser.  All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards providing small business loans to local entrepreneurs.  More ...

Sam Matlick '17 describes his proposal at the NY Business Plan Competition in Albany on April 25.
Matlick '17 Wins People's Choice Award at NY Business Plan Competition

Sam Matlick ’17 received a $1000 “People’s Choice” award in the Information Technology/Software category at the fifth annual New York Business Plan Competition on April 25 in Albany. A total of 92 teams from 36 New York colleges and universities vied for $500,000 in awards at the competition that took place at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.  More ...

Sam Matlick '17, far right, with other contestants in the SUNY IT Business Plan Competition.
Samuel Matlick ’17 to Compete in NYS Business Plan Competition

Six months ago, Samuel Matlick ’17 competed with more than 50 other current students and recent graduates in Hamilton’s fourth annual Pitch Competition. His win there encouraged him to forge ahead, hoping to bring his idea to fruition. A week ago, he presented his plan at a regional business plan competition hosted by SUNY Institute of Technology and he walked away a winner again.  More ...

Curren Krasnoff '16
Curren Krasnoff '16 Launches Cortex Composites

For most students, earning a degree usually comes before starting a company, but for Curren Krasnoff '16, the call to create a business of his own was simply too strong for him to wait.  More ...

Finalists and judges gather for a photo after the Pitch Competition.
Pitch Competition Makes a Hit

Hamilton students and alumni took the opportunity to put their business ideas and proposals to the test through the annual Hamilton College Pitch Competition held during Volunteer Weekend, April 5-7.  More ...

Alon Hillel-Tuch '07, second from left, speaks during the panel. Other panelists from left, Mark Montgomery, Haley Reimbold '06, Nancy Roob '87 and Steve Culbertson '79.
Social Entrepreneurs Urge Students to Connect Their Interests With Society’s Issues

On Oct. 4, members of the Hamilton community gathered to learn about social innovation and careers in social entrepreneurship through a panel discussion sponsored by the Levitt Center, the Career Center, and the COOP.  More ...

HillFresh founders Geoff Ayers '11, Jeremy Young '12, Faton Begolli '13, Matt Nudell ' 11 and Jack Dunn '12.
Hamilton Student Entrepreneurs Launch HillFresh Laundry Services

Students at Hamilton College typically have a vast selection of possible courses and majors. One may wonder, however, how Hamilton students succeed in the business world without obtaining a degree in business. Matt Nudell '11 proves that Hamilton prepared him well to launch a business with fellow entrepreneurs.  More ...

McKenzie Foster '14
Entrepreneur Foster ’14 Launches NYC Real Estate Firm

After working on several real estate deals, earning her license and starting her own company, McKenzie Foster ’14 is well on her way toward building the real estate career she wants. Her wealth of experience, detailed plans for the future, and dedication to her goals promises to build a bright future for this rising sophomore.  More ...

Runner up Axtell Arnold '06, Runner up Nick Richards '12, winner Jerome Noel '09, runners-up Nick Scoglio '09 and Jason Reminick.
First Pitch Competition is a Hit

Nearly 80 Hamilton students and alumni participated on April 8-10 in the first Hamilton Pitch Competition. The event, the brainchild of successful entrepreneur and alumnus Mark Kasdorf ’06, challenged competitors to pitch their best, most marketable business concept to a judging panel of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.  More ...