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The HWS Update

William Kline ’23, Brendon Bennett ’23 and Moritz Marchart ’22 are the winners of The Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Pitch Contest for their biomaterials company Fibrworks.“We have to get rid of materials that harm our planet,” William Kline ’23 said during the 11th annual Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Contest. With his partners Brendon

Director of the Centennial Center Amy Forbes shares a story of significant mentorship. At the Centennial Center, a cornerstone in our student programming is creating mentorship relationships. Typically, we connect individuals in our HWS alum and parent network with current students who need real world advice on a project they’ve undertaken. We are dedicated to

Entrepreneurial accelerator program explores lean startup methodologies to support their ventures. The Summer Sandbox Startup Accelerator wrapped up on July 28, 2021, marking the fourth successful year for the program. Over the course of the rigorous nine-week program, students in the entrepreneurial accelerator start with very basic ideas for a for-profit business or non-profit entity

Gabriela Martinez ’22, who will enter the HWS Master of Science in Management program in the fall, looks back on her time as an undergraduate. What was your major and minor? Double major in Education and Anthropology with a minor in entrepreneurial studies. What were you involved in on campus? I was a teaching fellow

Stephen L. Cohen ’67 Leadership Case Competition Established at HWS. While the 2019-2020 academic year presented a myriad of challenges due to COVID-19, one silver lining was all of the virtual co-curricular opportunities for college students. Amy Forbes, director of the Centennial Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and four students from the HWS Leads

A new case competition at HWS is a new avenue to encourage student leadership development. With guidance from Amy Forbes, director of the Centennial Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, four students from the HWS Leads certificate program competed in the International Leadership Association Case Competition, last fall. Though the students didn’t win, Forbes was

Eight student projects are advancing to the next stage of the annual entrepreneurial contest. From environmental sustainability to the prison industrial complex, student health to financial security, semi-finalists for the 2021-22 Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Pitch Contest are proposing sophisticated startup ideas to address social challenges and seize opportunities for innovation. From the group

This semester, Joe Halstrom ’22, an economics major and entrepreneurial studies minor, completed two independent study internships with two local startup companies. At Instant Input, a mobile technology service that lets citizens engage on community projects, and SmootherNutrition, a meal plan and food delivery service, Joe Halstrom ’22 held internships this fall where he created

Ever wonder what it takes to lead a successful business? Sabrina Horn ’83 offers valuable answers in her new book Make it, Don’t Fake it. Horn will return to campus this fall to share her leadership strategies. Best-selling author Sabrina Horn ’83 will be on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 10 to discuss Make it, Don’t

The HWS chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received first place at the Future Business Leaders of America- Phi Beta Lambda New York State Leadership Conference. Sreyan Kanungo ’23, Reece Wilson ’24 and Jack Maloney ’24 recently earned first place in the Business Presentation Category at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda