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Natasha Householder '83 coaches Leonard Kilekwang '16, center, and Andy Chen '16 in preparation for the annual Pitch Competition.
Nile Berry ’14 Wins 6th Pitch Competition

The sixth Entrepreneurship Workshop and Pitch Competition for current students and Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) took place from April 8-10. Nile Berry ’14 won first place pitching his Brooklyn-based company, Marvel Vision, a creative content studio which uses drone technology to produce aerial analytics. 

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Investor Brian Shine with Shark Tank Sam Matlick '17 holding winning check
Pitch Competition Propelled Matlick '17 to Bigger Win

Hamilton junior Sam Matlick’s first place win in the college’s fourth annual pitch competition in October 2013 was impressive, but it pales when compared with his first place finish in the Salt City Shark Tank, the YPO/WPO (Young Presidents Organization/World Presidents Organization) state-wide competition, last November. Matlick presented his company, SellYourTech LLC, now powered by Sunnking Electronics, at the event which is styled after the ABC show Shark Tank.  More ...

Arthur Williams '16 at the Lend for America Summit in Berkeley, Calif., in Nov. 2014. It's the leading summit for student-led microfinance organizations.
Arthur Williams ’16 Studying Microfinance Impact on Cuban Entrepreneurship

Over the past seven years Cuba has seen many changes. Since Raúl Castro assumed the Cuban presidency in 2008, he has introduced a number of economic reforms that have removed many commercial restrictions and lessened government control. This has resulted in a growing private sector and a rise in Cuban self-employed entrepreneurs.  More ...

Sam Matlick '17
Sam Matlick '17 Advances to NYS Business Plan Competition

Sam Matlick’s ’17 idea for a non-profit that will provide financial support for economically disadvantaged families with a terminally ill loved one took second place at a New York State regional pitch competition last week. Now Matlick will move on to compete in the final round of The New York State Business Pitch Competition (NYBPC) on Friday, April 24.  More ...

The winners and judges of the 2015 Pitch Competition.
Annual Pitch Competition Gets “The Move” On

The fifth annual Entrepreneurship Workshop and Pitch Competition took place over the past weekend, drawing interest from alumni and students alike. The event was open to current students and Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD).  Peter Kazickas ’15 won first place with his pitch for The Move, a mobile application that is designed to promote local social activities.  More ...

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 ...

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