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2018 Start-Up Fellowship Competition

Purpose: The Carleton Start-Up Fellowship Competition seeks to encourage students pursuing for-profit and social entrepreneurship.

Information Session:
September 19, 2017 - 6:30-7:30pm, Willis 204

Fellowship Competition Meeting:
November 7, 2017 - 12:00-1:00pm, Willis 204

Competition Overview

Eligibility: Teams of at least two Carleton students are eligible to submit a proposal to the competition.  Before submitting a proposal, teams should have contacted Nathan Grawe (ngrawe@carleton.edu) to indicate intent to submit.  At that point teams will be connected with an alumni mentor.

Fellowship: $10,000 to support student summer stipends and/or supplies to support a start-up venture. 

Deadline for Indicating Intent to Submit a Proposal: 5:00 PM on Friday, October 27, 2017

Proposal Guidelines

Deadline for Competition Proposals: Friday, January 26, 2018, 5:00 PM (emailed to ngrawe).  Finalists will be notified by January 31, 2018.

Team Presentations, Judging and Reception: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Thank yous:

In addition to support from the Dean of the College, we are grateful for generous contributions from:

  • Raymond Plank Professorship of Inventive Economics
  • Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professorship of the Social Sciences
  • Bruce Dalgaard & Carol Korda

Fellows & Finalist Videos

  • A placard image for media work Adisa, Start-Up Competition, February 2017
    Published 8 March 2017
    Adisa

    2017 Fellow - Claire Tagoe ’18 and Sabastian Mugazambi ’17

  • A placard image for media work Lift Education, Start-Up Competition, February 2017
    Published 8 March 2017
    Lift Education Consultants

    2017 Fellow - Robert Kearney ’17, Sijin ‘Cathy’ Chen ’17, and Jacob Snyder-Hansen

  • A placard image for media work Cheaper Bookstore, Start-Up Competition, February 2017
    Published 8 March 2017
    The Cheaper Bookstore

    2017 Finalist - Sam Orfield ’18 and Rory Li ’18

  • A placard image for media work Open Kitchen, Start-Up Competition, February 2017
    Published 8 March 2017
    OpenKitchen

    2017 Finalist - Tina (Cheng) Chen ’17 and Lorenzo Najt ’13

  • A placard image for media work Encore, Start-Up Competition, February 2017
    Published 8 March 2017
    Encore

    2017 Finalist - Joshua Pitkofsky ’17 and Kevin Kowalewski ’18

  • A placard image for media work Northfield Cannon Dairy: Minnesota Nice Cream
    Created 20 February 2019; Published 12 May 2016
    Northfield Cannon Dairy: Minnesota Nice Cream

    2016 Fellow - Beau Smit ’17 and Rohan Mukherjee ’19

  • A placard image for media work Campus Concierge
    Created 20 February 2016; Published 12 May 2016
    Campus Concierge

    2016 Fellow - Mitchell Biewen ’17 and Jeremy Keane ’17

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