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Ato Bentsi-Enchill ’17 was recently named as one of only 1,000 entrepreneurs selected for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP). Launched in 2015 by Tony Elumelu, Nigerian economist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, the TEEP is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify and empower 10,000 African

During February, crude oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange have hovered around $30 per barrel, with a $26.21 low-point of Feb. 11. USA Today noted in a Feb. 9 article, titled “Don’t look now: $1 gas may be close,” that average prices are lower than they have been in more than 12 years

As an exciting opportunity for advance level student entrepreneurs, the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL) will hold the Innovation Academy from Monday, Jan. 11 through Friday, Jan. 15. The five-day workshop provides training in entrepreneurial leadership concepts while pushing students to think and act through innovation. “It’s an intensive experience that really motivates students to

If you asked Sarah DeGray ’06 when she was a student what’d she be doing with her political science degree nearly 10 years after graduating, the last thing she would have said is running her own business. But today, she is the founder and CEO of her own rapidly growing start-up, REV Indoor Cycling, which

Stemming from a vision he shared with his friends at HWS, Tyler Mason ‘07 has created Dudestars, Inc., a startup company which creates innovative “reward charts for the wicked.” Much like reward charts used in elementary schools to promote good behavior, Dudestars keeps track of the noteworthy and memorable feats of friends or coworkers. Each

Having grown up in Darien, Conn., Jack Kauffman ’16 quickly became accustomed to the sight of brightly colored sailboats gliding across the Long Island sound. He joined the nautical community in 2003 and as a sailing instructor in 2010, discovered he had a knack for capturing the elegance of the sport through the mediums of

A new academic minor in entrepreneurial studies will be launched at the Colleges this fall to further expand the atmosphere of innovation and leadership learning already flourishing on campus. “Entrepreneurship always appealed to me as a way to help students figure out how to change the world,” says Professor of Economics Tom Drennen, who serves

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named one of the nation’s 50 best colleges and universities for providing students with outstanding outcomes. Princeton Review‘s newly released book, “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom,” cited HWS for excellence in academics and faculty engagement as well as outstanding

As part of the First-Year Seminar (FSEM), “Sustainable Living and Learning,” 56 first-year students in the Colleges’ Sustainable Living and Learning Community recently toured the Ontario County Landfill and zero-sort recycling center, giving them the opportunity to find out what happens to garbage after it’s thrown out. The students not only learned about the significance

Venture capitalist Terry McGuire ’78, a founding partner at Boston-based venture capital firm Polaris Partners, was recently featured in a Boston Globe article, “Five things you should know about Terry McGuire.” The article highlights McGuire’s philosophy on being a venture capitalist and his trajectory to success, beginning with one of the first sparks of inspiration